Updated: Mar 25
I'm excited to share my tasty mocktail recipes that have made staying at home here in New England a bit more enjoyable!
As you probably know, I don't drink alcohol and haven't since 2016. You can learn more about my journey with alcohol here. I feel so healthy without it and once I started on a path of conscious living I found that alcohol was a toxin that truly wasn't adding any benefits to my life. It was making anxiety so much worse and the costs just outweighed the benefits for me.
I feel grateful to have found healthier ways to cope with emotions such as meditation, exercise, spiritual practice, and essential oils.
Still, I can see how a quarantine environment could lead to others turning to alcohol to cope. In fact, we're more susceptible to any type of addiction in our state of emotions.
Last week I was getting sick of just drinking plain or sparkling water, so I got creative with making these healthy and tasty mocktails!
Right now is a time of strengthening our immune systems, reducing our sugar intake and lowering our stress levels (as much as possible).
These mocktails effectively double as supplements, because they include medicinal grade doTERRA essential oils and some include Calm Magnesium powder drink. I honestly swear by drinking Calm every day with the oils so that I can keep my stress at bay.
One day without it, and I notice the difference! That's because the soil our food comes from is nutrient deficient, and when our body is looking for nutrients it's missing, it creates a stress response, which can be felt as anxiety.
Magnesium balances the gut and mood, promotes muscle recovery, restores electrolytes, improves sleep, improves digestion, reduces head tension, reduces anxious feelings, improves absorption of calcium and potassium, and alleviates restless legs.
High-quality citrus essential oils from doTERRA cleanse the liver, kidneys, colon, and pancreas. They support healthy immune function, aid digestion, support the body against seasonal threats, promote emotional balance, and break up mucus build up.
So sip on these super healthy mocktails while staying safe and healthy indoors, and enjoy them during your next Zoom get-together with friends!
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Fill a glass with low sugar lemonade (I like Trader Joe's brand), or if you prefer you can use 1-2 squirts of Mio Lemonade to 8 oz of water. Add just 1 drop of doTERRA Lavender essential oil and stir! Don't go overboard or it'll be too much. Serve with ice
Raspberry Ricky: 1 tsp Raspberry Lemon Calm + 1-2 drops of doTERRA Lime EO + 1 can of raspberry or lemon seltzer
Cherry Lime Cooler: 1 tsp Cherry Calm + 1-2 drops of doTERRA Lime EO + 1 can of cherry seltzer
Citrus Calm: 1 tsp Original Unflavored Calm + 1-2 drops of citrus oil like doTERRA Lemon, Wild Orange, Tangerine, or Green Mandarin + 1 can of citrus type of seltzer
Faux Moscow Mule
1 can of Goslings Diet Ginger Beer + 2 drops of Lime EO stirred
Half peach tea (Trader Joes or Wegmans stores have a great variety of bottled tea) + 1 tsp Lemon Calm with water + 2 drops of doTERRA Lemon EO
Heat 8 oz of coconut mylk or any type of plant mylk you have, then add 1-2 drops each of doTERRA Turmeric EO and Cinnamon Bark EO (can substitute with Cassia EO!) and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. If you like it sweeter, add 1-2 drizzles of maple syrup