Festive office events, family dinners and cocktail parties do not have to wreak havoc on your health during the holidays. Replace cocktails with a healthy alternative — mocktails.

By ditching the alcohol for nutrient-rich fruit, herbs and fermented ingredients, you can create nutritious holiday drinks that will not only look stunning, but also nourish your body to boot.

Here are two mocktail drinks to consider whipping up this season:

Fruit-Flavoured Kombucha

This fermented drink supports digestive health and increases good bacteria in the digestive tract.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kombucha
  • ¼ cup frozen mixed berries
  • Mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together and enjoy the refreshing taste!

 

Ginger Iced Green Tea

Benefit from this antioxidant-rich alkaline drink that also supports digestion.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green tea
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • ½ lemon to taste
  • Cinnamon ground or stick

Instructions

  1. Steep tea and put in fridge with ice to chill.
  2. Once at preferred temperature, grate ginger into drink and add lemon and cinnamon to top off this festive treat.

The Author:

Visit your local CHFA member store to find all the ingredients you need. Find your nearest location at chfa.ca.

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