About a year ago, I decided to give up alcohol.
I wasn’t a big drinker since becoming a mother, but I felt like the impact on my productivity, physical, and emotional health wasn’t in alignment with the path that I was on. Even one glass of wine or a beer would impact my sleep that night and my mood the next day.
I tried it a couple times since quitting and it was always the same outcome. Poor sleep, decreased dreaming, and overall irritability, anxiety, and brain fog the next day. That’s from no more than 1 or 2 drinks! Not worth it.
But what about social situations?
I’ve found that people get uncomfortable if you’re not drinking. And sometimes I miss the social aspect of it and the ritual of relaxing with a drink.
Luckily I’ve found some great, alcohol free cocktails that are perfect for overall mind and body wellness!
Editor’s Note: if you are looking for additional ways to reduce anxiety, visit BetterHelp.
Here are 10 of my favorite Mocktail Recipes. I have included sweet and savory options.
You and your kids will love this one:
Kick up the standard mojito with this recipe:
Here’s a fun take on an old favorite:
Here’s a great recipe for the holiday season:
You can’t go wrong with cucumber and basil:
These are my absolute favorite. I like to add a splash of Seltzer water so it’s similar to a michelada.
This one is not exactly “healthy”.
I’d leave out the sugar and soda and make with honey, Seltzer, and real ginger.
This looks delicious!
An old favorite, the traditional recipe.
I hope you enjoy! What are your favorite Mocktails?
More from the Homestead Guru: https://www.thehomestead.guru/brain-damaging-activities/