A few of my closest childhood friends are admirably, remarkably, brilliantly, several years sober. I am so proud of them, and though I do not abstain from all things alcoholic all the time, I wish to support them in their healing journey.
This year, for them, and for those of us who are avoiding alcohol tonight either out of necessity or personal reasons, or wish to include something healthy before getting soused, I hope my top five healthy beverage ideas will provide you with some delicious alternatives to enjoy when the ball drops!
Top Five Healthy Beverage Ideas For New Year’s Eve:
1. Coconut Water
Hydrating, sweet, and it goes down smooth! Available at health food stores, Trader Joe’s, and even some supermarkets!
2. “B Healthy” Lemonade
This is a year-round favorite drink of mine. My recipe: add liquid b-12 (MaxB by Premier Research Labs is the kind I use), lemon juice, and liquid stevia to pure water. You could also use limes or omit the B if you haven’t got it on hand. It’s a delicious way to get your essential b-12 supplementation!
3. Green Juice
Drinking green juice on New Year’s Eve is a wonderful excuse to get in your yearly dose of greens, and a superbly healthy way to usher in 2012. It’s pretty much a goddess-send, as far as your body is concerned!
Kombucha is fizzy, expensive, and culturally important–what more could you ask for when it comes to champagne alternatives? Note: I’m not totally sure kombucha is non-alcoholic, so if this is a concern for you, please check! It’s best to brew your own, but you can stop by your local health food store to grab a bottle or four in a pinch.
Go for it, champ!
Happy New Year’s Eve 2012, Queer Vegan Foodists! Remember: If you are going to drink alcohol, please do so responsibly! xo
I’d love to know: What are you favorite non-alcoholic healthy beverages?