Drinks with Benefits

Drinks with Benefits

A super food is a nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and wellbeing. Although, advertisers have been throwing around the word quite loosely these days, the concept behind the term remains quite real. A super food is a food occurring naturally in nature that contains a high ratio of micronutrients to calories. These culinary super heroes are my cocktail superstars and they deserve a spotlight! Make sure to look for additional notes throughout the book. Here are some highlights: Acai Berry The acai berry was long cherished by the Amazonian people. This unique berry has an extraordinary amount of antioxidants that protect the tissues and cells of the body. The little acai berry also packs more grams of protein than an egg, and when combined with its host of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, acai has been shown to improve the look and texture of your hair, skin and nails. Avocados High in fat (the good kind) may help reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol levels. Also high in fiber and potassium. Beets This humble root vegetable holds a wealth of nutrients, including beta carotene and folic acid, fiber and iron. The leafy greens are even more nutritious, with double the potassium, folic acid, calcium, and iron. Berries Almost all berries rank among the world’s most nutritious fruits. Their concentrated micronutrients make them one of the best sources of antioxidants. Cacao A prized food of the Mayan’s, cacao is the raw, natural source of one of the most cherished treats of all time: chocolate! And in its unprocessed form, cacao ranks as one of the most...
Boozy Blueberry Lilac Granita

Boozy Blueberry Lilac Granita

Blueberries’ natural sweetness help create this full-flavored, elegant floral granita with minimum effort. 3 ounces vodka 2 cups blueberries 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 ounce Lilac Syrup (link) Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until frosty and smooth. Transfer the mixture to a shallow container and freeze for 1 hour. Remove from the freezer, stir to create slush, and return to the freezer for another 2 hours. To serve, scrape the surface with a spoon and transfer the granita to serving...
Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker

Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker

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5 Foods to Detox

5 Foods to Detox

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Less Talking. More Doing.

Less Talking. More Doing.

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