Festive of flavors: How to make Holidays healthier with non-alcoholic drinks

December 20, 2023 - 11:49 AM
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Who says you only need liquor to enjoy a festive Christmas?

Non-alcoholic drinkers and those looking for healthier beverage choices can toast a merry Holiday by exploring a delightful array of nourishing drinks that won’t compromise diet choices.

Santé, one of the fastest-growing distribution and direct-selling companies dedicated to helping people live better lives, recommended health buffs to do the following:

Explore, explore, explore 

Enjoyable non-alcoholic drinks people can explore for nights of revelry are:

  • Mocktails
  • Sparkling water with fruit infusions
  • Virgin versions of your favorite cocktails

Non-alcoholic drinkers can also create a sparkling barley drink inspired by a mojito, a traditional Cuban punch.

Its version contains sparkling water, Santé Barley Powder with Stevia, lemon slices and mint leaves.

Drinkers only need to combine a scoop of the powder with sparkling water and then add fresh citrus slices and a few mint leaves for flavor.

Create concoctions with natural ingredients

Holiday drinks don’t need to be laden with alcohol or sugar all the time.

Healthier alternatives include some of the following for a clean refreshment that can elevate drinks without artificial flavorings:

  • Freshly squeezed juices
  • Real fruit purees
  • Herbs

Santé said these enhance the tastes and ensure that the beverage contributes positively to one’s overall well-being.

A sample beverage for the festivities is a yogurt drink with mixed berries and Santé Barley Powder with Stevia.

One can blend the powder, mixed berries and Greek yogurt until smooth. They can then sweeten it with honey and garnish it with additional berries for a nutrient-packed treat.

Certified organic barley grass by BioGro, the powder contains dietary fiber that aids in digestive health.

It is also rich in Vitamins A, B and C, along with essential nutrients such as potassium, iron and zinc.

The powder can also boost the immune system and promote regular bowel movements.

Joey Marcelo, chief executive officer of Santé, said that they believe “the joy of celebrations can be complemented by mindful beverage choices.”

“Our focus is on providing options that enhance the festive spirit while aligning with individuals’ wellness goals,” he added.

Santé offers organic natural health and wellness products and services designed to improve the quality of life of people.