A little Naughty, But Mostly Nice Holiday Drinks
One of the things I often hear from clients is that they don’t want to give up their wine or other alcoholic beverages. I am a big believer in balance and sometimes that may mean having a drink, especially when you are celebrating the holidays with your family and friends. To get the most value out of your alcoholic beverages, take a look at my tips and recipes for healthier versions of classic favorites:
BEST DRINKS TO HAVE AT A PARTY:
Organic/Sustainable White Wine or Rose – one 5oz glass contains 120 calories. I love Alie Rose by Fresconbaldi. This winery is committed to sustainable agriculture and environmental preservation, which is crucial right now at the time of global warming. I will cheer to that! https://en.frescobaldi.com/wines/alie/
Organic/Sustainable Red Wine – red wine has the highest level of antioxidants and resveratrol, which has shown to have some heart-healthy benefits. One 5oz glass contains only 100 calories. Try Avignonesi brand – the owner that created this organic winery is committed to only use sustainable and bio-dynamic practices. These wines are available at Total Wine and More. https://avignonesi.it/en
Champagne/Sparking Wine/Prosecco – each glass is usually 4 oz and has 80-90 calories. Try Bisol Jeio Prosecco Brut – it has 11% of alcohol and about 2 grams of sugar per glass. http://www.jeio.it
Pineapple Vodka Cocktail – Craving a mixed Vodka drink? Mix healthy green juices with vodka for a balanced mixed drink.
3 ounces pineapple-based green juice like BluePrint Pineapple Apple Mint, available at Whole Foods Market.
1 ounce Vodka
Fresh wedges of pineapple
Mix ingredients in a glass with ice. Decorate with a wedge of pineapple.
Vegan Egg Nog – When you are in the mood for an old-fashioned egg not, try this cholesterol-free recipe that will give you all the flavor as well as extra protein and fiber that a traditional drink won’t.
Blend all ingredients until smooth in a high-speed blender. Enjoy!
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- I have a great relationship with food and can even let chocolate go bad because I simply forget I have it at home (something I wasn't able to do 10 years ago)
- I eat carbs whenever I feel like it without any guilt
- I used to hate to cook and now absolutely love being a private chef and a food relationship coach
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