Take a refreshing break and skip the headache

Start the Holiday Weekend with these Marvelous Mocktails skip the headache with these fun and vibrant quenchers known for boosting your metabolism.

Summer holidays and BBQs can be an incredibly carefree time when we get to see family, friends and unwind.  It's also a time to get easily carried away in festivities if you don't have a solid plan before hand.  This holiday plan to not to get too carried away but still have the time of your life with the Marvelous Mocktails that will be welcoming to all your guests.

 

Raspberry Bellini

Virgin Raspberry Bellini

Add Washed green and red seedless grapes to a blender, puree and pass through a sieve.  Reserve 6 oz fresh grape juice.  Follow procedure with raspberries to obtain 2 oz raspberry puree, which should be poured into a tall glass.  Top puree with the 6oz grape juice, 1 to oz 2 oz soda water and a few frozen grapes (inlieu of ice cubes) for a flavorful chill.

Benefits:  Grapes not only taste great, but they also pack antioxidant-fighting properties that help lower bad cholesterol.

Cucumber Ginger Virgin Sangria

Cucumber Ginger Virgin Sangria

In a blender, combine 1 chopped seedless cucumber, 2 cups water, 2/3 cup raw honey, 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger and 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice with 3 cups brewed, cooled green tea.  PUree until smooth and pass through a fine mesh strainer.  Pour liquid into a tumbler with ince and garnish with a cucumber stick.

Benefits:  Green tea, rich in catechin polyphenols, helps you digest fat, while its caffeine may help boost your metabolism.