EAT THIS: Holiday “Mock”tails

Posted on December 1, 2014 by

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It’s Party Time, Holiday parties are here and so are the never-ending displays of sugar cookies, appetizers, company luncheons and cocktails!!  Every year gets a little easier to keep it clean around the holidays, I promise you!!  One way to make it a little easier is having a special glass, filled with a tasty drink at fun holiday parties.

If there is one area where I see people fall down, it’s drinking around the holidays.   In the beginning of transformation, this seems to be a place where it’s uncomfortable to explain.  It’s socially acceptable to “diet” or watch calories from food but when it comes to alcohol, our best friends become experts on weight loss and seem to have all of the antidotes to drop weight quick, if we just have ONE holiday drink with them.  It can be a sticky situation, in the beginning!  After awhile, friends and coworkers will ask you for your secrets.

SO, rather than get ourselves into uncomfortable situations or feel like we’re missing out on something, let’s enjoy a few Mocktails this season!

WARNING:  Bring extra!  It’s inevitable, someone will want you to make them what you’re having, so bring enough!

Here are my favorites:

Wine Spritzer:

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3 Hibscus Tea Bags steeped in one cup of water for an hour

Sparkling Water

Liquid Stevia

Optional to create Sangria (float fruit on top)

Margarita:

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Pellegrino

1/4 Cup Lime Juice

Liquid Stevia, I like 5 drops

Ice & Lime Wedges

If it works for you, add Pink Salt to the Rim

Dirty Martini:

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Mineral Water

One TBSP Lemon Juice

Toothpick with 2-3 olives

Peppermint Patty:

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In your Vitamix on high for 30-45 seconds:

1.5 Cup of Water

2 TBSP Raw Cacao

3-4 TBSP Hemp Seed

5-7 Drops of Vanilla Creme Stevia or Coconut Palm Sugar

2 Drops of Peppermint Oil

(optional: use 4 TBSP unsweetened coconut creme in place of hemp seed)

Dr. Pepper:

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Mineral Water & Ice

1 Tsp Black Cherry Concentrate

3-6 Drops of English Toffee Liquid Stevia

1 Lime Wedge

So refreshing – I drink this while boating all summer!

Cheers and Happy Holidays to you all!!

katie 1 editedCoach Katie Surjan

katie@genesistransformation.com

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