POST-GAMING MORNING MOCKTAIL MEAL

A detoxifying and replenishing “hair of the dog” remedy for your bloody-awful hangover

This antioxidant-rich, liver-loving concoction provides a delicious antidote to alcohol’s toxic effects.  Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which, among it’s many benefits, helps the liver eliminate toxins.  Lemon juice and zest are both high in the liver-cleansing antioxidant Vitamin C.  Lemon juice also aids in soothing the digestive upset that usually accompanies a hangover by alkalizing alcohol’s acidic effects.  Turmeric and ginger are both potent anti-inflammatories and ginger has anti-nausea properties as well – both needed after a night of over-indulging.  Bitters of any kind have detoxifying effects and add a nice flavor layer to any beverage.  Horseradish has detoxing benefits and adds a nice and much needed eye-opening zing!

The garnish is chock-full of nutrients as well and provides protein which is key to re-balancing your tipsy blood sugar.

INGREDIENTS:
4-6 ounces organic tomato juice, best packaged in a bottle
A dash of your favorite hot sauce or to taste
A grind of freshly-ground black pepper
1 t fresh lemon zest 
1 t fresh lemon juice or to taste
1/2 t fresh ginger, grated
1/2 t fresh or powdered turmeric
3 dashes of organic celery bitters (optional)
1 t horseradish or to taste

GARNISH:
1 stalk organic celery, peeled
lemon wedge
On a skewer, alternate the following:
3 green olives
3 organic grape tomatoes
3 grilled shrimp

METHOD:
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice.  Garnish with celery and lemon wedge and lay skewer on top of glass.  Bottoms up!!  Your liver will thank you…

Shake Your Mocktail Feather

This alcohol-free version of it’s big sister The Hummingbird will satisfy your taste buds on every level
Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:
1 small lime, juiced (reserve rind for riming glass)
organic sugar for rimming glass
2 thyme sprigs 
1 T simple syrup infused with thyme
1/2 cup freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice
grapefruit bitters (optional)
mineral water
ice


GARNISH:
1 fresh thyme sprig


METHOD:
Rub glass with juiced lime rind and rim with sugar.  Muddle thyme sprig and lime juice in bottom of glass.  Add ice, simple syrup, grapefruit juice, bitters and mineral water to fill glass and stir.  Garnish with thyme sprig.

MOCKTAIL MAMA

Mocktail Mama
Instead of reaching for the nearest wine bottle the next time you feel stressed, chill out with this delightfully aromatic and delicious stress-busting and hormone-balancing mocktail instead.

INGREDIENTS:

1 rosemary sprig

1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, chilled

1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice, chilled

ice

Mineral water, chilled

Bitters of choice (I like grapefruit) – optional

GARNISH:

1 rosemary sprig

1 tsp pomegranate seeds

METHOD:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 rosemary sprig.  Add grapefruit and pomegranate juices and shake.  Fill 1 large goblet with ice and strain liquid into glass.  Top with mineral water and bitters (optional) to taste.  Garnish with rosemary sprig and pomegranate seeds.

Cheers!!

Minty Mocktail Mojito

Minty Mocktail Mojito
So refreshing and delicious you won’t miss the booze!  This zippy little “faux cocktail” 
will not only refresh and revive you but sneak in a little fat burning as well.  Now that’s 
what I call a Happy Hour!! 🙂

INGREDIENTS:
monk fruit granules for rimming glass (optional)
4 raspberries 
4 fresh mint leaves
ice
1 fresh grapefruit, juiced and chilled, reserve rind for rimming glass
grapefruit bitters, to taste (organic, unsweetened – available online) – optional
1 ounce simple syrup
2-4 ounces sparkling mineral water, chilled


GARNISH:
2 raspberries
1 fresh mint sprig


METHOD:
Rub glass with grapefruit rind and rim with monk fruit granules .  Combine berries, mint
and simple syrup in bottom of glass and muddle for 1minute to infuse
flavors.  Fill with ice and add grapefruit juice, bitters and top with mineral
water and stir.  Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves and 2 floating
raspberries.

Jacqui’s Kickass Mocktail Mule

 

Serves:  1 (trust me – make a pitcher!)

Ingredients:

3 blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1 thin slice (1 inch) of fresh ginger

4 fresh mint leaves plus mint sprig for garnish

Fresh lime juice (1/2 large lime)

4 ounces ginger beer (yes – it’s not considered an alcoholic bev)

4 ounces club soda/mineral water

Ice

Garnish:

Wooden cocktail skewer

Fresh mint leaves

Candied ginger

2 lime wedges

Instructions:

1 Combine berries, ginger and mint in copper mug and muddle for 1minute to infuse flavors then fill with ice.

2 Combine lime juice, ginger beer in a shaker full of ice.

3 Shake vigorously.

4 Strain into copper mug.

5 Top off with club soda.

6 Garnish with skewer of mint leaves and candied ginger, 2 floating lime wedges.

GOLDEN GLOW SMOOTHIE

 True beauty is an inside job! This delicious organic elixir is designed to help you achieve that “glow” from the inside out as it answers all your beauty needs – healthy hair, skin, nails and of course vibrant energy!!!

For gorgeous, glowing energy that just won’t quit, start your day with a blast of greens. Great for a quick afternoon pick-me-up as well!


INGREDIENTS:
2 cups raw, organic baby spinach
2 organic carrots, chopped
1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries
1 tsp flax seeds
1/4 avocado
Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
1 cup unsweetened coconut water
1 cup pure filtered water
Ice (optional)


METHOD:
Either juice or blend all ingredients until they are liquified (a juicer that does
not extract but retains the pulp/fiber is your best method). Add ice if you
prefer it chilled. Enjoy!


Makes approximately 4-6, 6 oz. servings. Store remaining juice in glass
container – top with lime juice and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days

The New Old Fashion

A “mock twist” on an old favorite

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 small lemon, juiced

1 t honey

2 dashes orange bitters

ice

2 ounces ginger beer or ginger kombucha

GARNISH:

1 orange peel

METHOD:

Muddle lemon juice, honey and bitters in the bottom of a glass.  Add ice and ginger beverage and stir.  Garnish with orange peel.

MOCKTINI 2020

Mocktail 2020

Wishing you all a new year filled with vibrant health and all that makes you smile. Here’s something that should put a smile on your face – it’s festive and fizzy and won’t make you dizzy!! 😉
INGREDIENTS:

1 rosemary sprig

1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, chilled

1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice, chilled

ice

Mineral water, chilled

Bitters of choice (I like grapefruit) – optional

1 t pomegranate seeds

GARNISH:

1 rosemary sprig

METHOD:

Chill a martini glass. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 rosemary sprig. Add ice, grapefruit and pomegranate juices and shake. Strain liquid into chilled martini glass. Top with mineral water and bitters (optional) to taste. Garnish with rosemary sprig and pomegranate seeds.

OPTIMAL FOODS LIST

Choose organic, free-range, cage-free, pasture-raised, grass-fed, non-GMOs and no hormones/antibiotics/nitrates added products.  Avoid farm-raised fish.

Protein Choices: (1 ounce = 7 grams)

  • Wild cold water fish (salmon, haddock, halibut, cod, mackerel, sardines, wild shrimp)
  • Lean poultry (organic, pasture-raised)
  • Lean red meat (grass-fed beef, bison, venison)
  • Grass-fed lamb
  • Eggs (organic, omega-3, cage free, pasture-raised)
  • WheyCool, PurePea, PurePaleo protein powder 
  • Kefir – (goat’s milk, organic, plain)
  • Tempeh – organic (if vegan)
  • Collagen peptides (Whole Body Collagen)

Fat Choices: (1 tsp.)  

  • Olives/olive oil
  • Chia seeds/Flax seeds (ground) and oil
  • Organic virgin coconut oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Avocado/Avocado Oil
  • Organic grass-fed ghee
  • Raw unsalted nuts and seeds and nut butters (no peanuts)

Complex Carb Choices: (1/2 cup)

  • Quinoa – limit
  • Buckwheat – limit
  • Black/brown rice – limit
  • Yams/sweet potatoes
  • Winter squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti)
  • Turnips/Parsnips/Carrots/Beets
  • Artichokes

Fruits: (1 cup)

  • All low-glycemic fresh and frozen fruits (no sugar added).

Veggies: (unlimited)

• All fresh and frozen veggies (no butter or salt).

Herbs/Spices: 

• All  

Fool’s Cobbler

Fool's Cobbler
This “no-added sugar” version of a fruit cobbler will soon be your new holiday favorite!

INGREDIENTS:
FILLING:
5 Lbs. Bosc pears (peeled and chopped)
2 cups mixed berries (can be fresh or frozen – defrosted and drained)
1 cup dried, unsweetened bing cherries, chopped 
Grated zest of 1 lemon 
Grated zest of 1 orange
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg


TOPPING:
1 cup raw oatmeal flakes
½ tsp. sea salt
½ cup slivered almonds
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. grass-fed butter, optional


METHOD:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly butter a 9” x 14” x 2” baking dish.

To make filling:  Peel, core and cut pears into large chunks.  Combine pears with cherries, zests, juices, cinnamon and nutmeg and pour into baking dish.

To make topping: Combine oatmeal, sea salt, almonds and cinnamon and scatter on top of filling.  If desired, dot with butter.

Place baking dish on a cookie sheet and bake about 1 hour, until top is brown and pear filling is bubbly.  Serve warm.  Makes about 10 servings.