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Monday, December 8, 2014

Healthier Holiday Drinks

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 With all the extra calories being consumed around the holidays, how about a few drink ideas that will slash some of those calories and give you a health boost? Two-for-one goodness!
First up, let me address all those cocktails you will find at holiday parties or at your own home. Instead of calorie and junk laden drinks, try this Red-Nosed Reindeer Cocktail instead! 
Make merry with this delicious pomegranate mojito without putting on the calories! Super easy and yummy!
Red-Nosed Reindeer Cocktail
·     2 parts LO Pomegranate Mojito Juice
·     1 part vodka 
·     Splash crème de menthe
·     Shake all with ice and strain into a glass

The key here is the LO Fruit Beverage. One ten ounce serving of LO Fruit Beverage contains the same amount of calories (35 – 45), carbs (8 – 11 grams), and sugars (7 – 10 grams) as found in one whole fruit. Additionally, LO Fruit Beverage is a certified low GI (glycemic index) product, as clinically test by Glycemic Index Laboratories, kosher, vegan, and gluten free. Look for it in your in the Chilled Juice Aisle at your local grocery stores, Walgreens, Meijer, A&P, H-E-B, and Rite Aid. 
How many of you are fans of Egg Nog or other sweet drinks with those yummy holiday flavors? If you want a healthier option, I really  recommend substituting  Lifeway Foods for those traditional drinks. You will be cutting out a lot of junk and adding in a lot of good. They have a delicious line of holiday kefir, rich in flavors of Cranberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Egg Nog that are filled with probiotics and contain only 150 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving.
These are very delicious, and a perfect way to help your body stay healthier this holiday season. Learn more about the benefits of kefir, and enjoy your drink while you get a ton of benefits at the same time!

Another great idea for keeping your body energized for all those upcoming parties and healthy through this flu season is adding green drinks to your daily routine. I drink one every afternoon, and they sure do my body good!

My new favorite superfood powder is made with two dark-green leafy vegetable superheroes that detoxify, alkalize and energize. Green Duo provides just the right balance of the right kind of food that people of all ages need for healthy, happy, active and vibrant lives. Just one rounded teaspoonful of PINES’ Green Duo powder, dissolved in water or juice or blended into a smoothie or yogurt, provides the same amount of nutrition as a serving of deep-green, leafy vegetables. And, since 9 out of 10 of us are not getting enough veggies per day, the Green Duo Superheroes of Nutrition are ready to save the day!

How about this delicious recipe for powering through your afternoons?
As you can see, these really appeal to all ages. My kids love to drink this mixed with water and a little juice or in a delicious shake like the recipe above. Make healthiness a family affair with the Green Duo!

So, which drink is more your style? Are you more of a cocktail, creamy drink or green drink type of person? No matter what you are craving, I hope you enjoy these recipes and drinks!

1 comment:

  1. These are terrific drinks. I have tried Lifeway Kefir and I do like it a lot. They make great products.
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