4 Delicious Mocktails for Gut Health

Happy Victoria Day Weekend Everyone!

In Canada, this weekend in known as the May 2-4 long weekend. With most long weekends, comes friends and family getting together. Most of these get-togethers, are centred around lots of foods and drinks.

How do we normally feel after consuming the food and drinks available at these long-weekend events? Bloated. Guilty. Overall, usually not great. You may feel like you’re set back against your healthy eating goals.

What if I were to tell you that you can actually mix in some great-for-you and delicious tasting drinks to help heal your gut and boost your GI health?

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Well, you can! 🙂

Going along with this months Recipe Redux theme ‘Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations’, I’m excited to share with you my favourite Mocktails for Gut Health!

Pineapple Chia Colada Kefir

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This creamy tropical drink also packs a probiotic punch, while delivering anti-inflammatory healthy fats.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup plain Kefir
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.

Sparkling Apple Kombucha Cocktail

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A cocktail full of bubbly comfort, you'll forget how soothing it is for your gut.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ginger kombucha (I like GTS Kombucha in Gingerade)
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • a few splashes of apple juice
  • ice
  • apple wedges

Directions

  1. Combine the kombucha, sparkling water and apple juice in a large container. Pour over ice in two glasses. Add apple wedges to glasses.

Pumpkin Spice Kefir

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This creamy pumpkin drink is not just for the fall! Your gut will thank you for enjoying it today.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup plain Kefir
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.

Cherry Chia Kombucha

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 5 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A wonder drink! The cherry juice is rich in anti-oxidants, the kombucha provides probiotics, while the chia seeds will help you feel full and promotes regularity.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 100% tart cherry juice
  • 1 cup ginger kombucha (I like GTS Kombucha in Gingerade)
  • a few splashes of orange juice
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions

  1. Combine the cherry juice, kombucha, orange juice and chia seeds in a large container. Divide into two glasses and stir. Let sit for 10 minutes before enjoying.

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