Go Dry in January

The holidays are over, and alas, we have yet another optimal reason to detox the body and mind. Yes, the habit of quitting casual or “social” drinking may be a challenge, but trust me, it’s worth it. The more we drink the greater harm our body is facing with a decrease in our immunity, lack of proper sleep to a rapid increase in our aging process. Yes, seriously! Booze is a major agent to mess up your facial skin by establishing more wrinkles and a sagging look full-speed. Is drinking worth it? Nada! Plus, oftentimes our social drinking becomes a daily habit, a tell-tail sign that it’s a more serious matter than one may choose to acknowledge. Denial is our greatest enemy. Never be afraid to seek guidance or help…it’s never too late. Your body and mind will thank you!

In addition to replacing alcohol with free and crisp water, with an array of fruit you can create fresh and delicious mock-tails to radiate your palate. From apples, oranges, berries and more, fruit is your secret to an abundance of vitamins that can improve your physical and mental health. Increasing water and decreasing alcoholic agents is a natural way to enhance your mood, which is always a bonus!

So make this month worth it and join the dry January challenge and reap all the fabulous and health-altering changes. I’m doing this challenge with you, so I have your support along the way.

Remember, your body and brain are a temple so treat them kindly with these wellness-friendly drinks courtesy of Marie Claire and Lauren’s Latest, or just chug on pure delicious water, a fruity seltzer or my fave, Perrier!

P.S. our body doesn’t need booze to have fun or find calm, just your smile, a deep breath and healthy beverage will do!

Fruit Goodness Mock-tail

Ingredients:

4 cups cranberry juice
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
Ice
Sprite or Sparkling Water
Sugar for glass rims

Directions:

Stir juices and ice together in a large pitcher. Dip edges of glass into sugar. Pour mixture into glasses and serve!


Pear Cinnamon Mock-tail

Ingredients:

1 cup sparkling water
1 Anjou pear
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1 tbsp lemon juice 
1 cinnamon stick 
1 sprig of rosemary 
1/2 tsp coconut sugar 
Ice 

Directions:

Cut pear into thin slices. Muddle 1/4 of the pear in a medium sized glass. Fill glass with ice and add sparkling water, lemon juice, cinnamon and coconut sugar. Stir well and garnish with rosemary, sliced pears and cinnamon stick.