Very Merry Mocktails

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For those of you unfamiliar with kombucha, it’s tea fermented with yeast to produce a bubbly, probiotic-containing beverage with a unique sweet-sour quality. These characteristics make it especially great for gut health, immune support and increased energy.

When it comes to the holidays, try swapping out your usual alcoholic cocktail with one of these yummy (and healthy) kombucha mocktails. Although kombucha does contain a small amount of alcohol (usually less than 1 per cent), you’re unlikely to feel the after effects of a night of boozing with these recipes!

Ginger Pomegranate Sparkle

Komucha Cocktails

What you’ll need (per cocktail):

4 oz ginger kombucha

¼ tsp fresh grated ginger

2 oz pomegranate juice

1 tsp fresh squeezed orange juice

½ tsp honey (optional)

How to serve:

Place freshly grated ginger in pomegranate juice. Let sit for 10 minutes before straining out ginger. Mix in orange juice and honey. Add in kombucha. Garnish with a slice of orange or a few pomegranate seeds.

Cranberry Spritzer


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What you’ll need (per cocktail):

2 oz kombucha

2 oz cranberry juice

2 oz soda

How to serve:

Add all ingredients in a tall flute. Add any berries you wish to mix and mingle. Sip and enjoy!

What is your favourite holiday mocktail? Let us know in the comments!

Dr. Laura Belus, ND, believes that health is attainable at any age. As a young adult she made the connection between the foods we eat and how we feel. This was a powerful tool in reversing her long history of migraines and skin concerns. Following the likes of Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Mark Hyman she has extensively studied the profound positive effects of lifestyle medicine on many chronic diseases. Her simple, yet effective philosophy is to rebuild the foundations of health: diet, sleep, exercise and lifestyle, so that one can restore the body to a place of balance and experience a greater vitality everyday.

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