Summer parties are often filled with sweet, alcoholic drinks that can lead to weight gain and unbalance your blood sugar levels.
If you are trying to avoid sugar and alcohol, it’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived.
Here you are a few delicious and refreshing alternatives for you to try.
2 litres water
8 squeezed lemons (around 280 ml)
1/2 -3/4 tsp liquid stevia (try NuNaturals)
250g strawberries, sliced
In a large jug combine water, lemon juice and stevia. Simply stir in sliced strawberries and serve over ice.
Cucumber, mint + lemon fizz
1.5ltr sparkling water
half a sliced cucumber
10 mint leaves
1 sliced lemon
Put all the ingredients in a large jug, chill and serve.
4tbsp Cherry Active (you can buy this in any health food store)
500ml sparkling water
Add sparkling water to the Cherry Active and serve with ice.
Seedlip Garden (a distilled, non-alcoholic drink*), 50ml
Cloudy apple juice, 35ml
Lemon Juice, 15ml
Cider vinegar, 5ml
Sprig of rosemary & thyme
You might have heard of Seedlip, it’s a premium distilled non-alcoholic drink. The price may make you wince (it’s no cheaper than buying alcoholic spirits) but it’s hot news this year and making an appearance in all the top bars! Find it at www.seedlipdrinks.com
Kombucha is a healthy alternative to sparkling soft drinks known for being full of naturally occurring vitamins, acids, and beneficial bacteria.
You can make your own kombucha – to be honest I haven’t tried yet….as you know I am pretty lazy when it comes to kitchen experiments- or you can buy it ready made in pretty much all the health stores out there.