I don’t usually drink alcohol, but if it’s hiding inside a healthy combination, I’ll definitely go for a sip. Pair it with fresh vegetable juice, fruit purées, nut milk or fermented drinks, skip sugar or replace with unrefined or raw alternatives, reduce the quantity of alcohol and add more fresh juices or purified water, and you’ll obtain delicious, guilt-free cocktails that won’t hurt your liver or give you headaches after parties.
When it comes about cocktails, I always love to find a way to include cucumber juice. Cucumber not only adds a delicious fresh taste to any drink, but also reduces the effects of alcohol when paired with, in a cocktail drink. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, acting as a liver toner, and also giving its high water content, it has diuretic action, contributing to an easier elimination of alcohol.
This minty lime-cucumber juice is my healthy version of margarita, without refined sugar and with very little alcohol, just to remind us that we’re actually adults :)
- 1 cucumbers
- 2 limes, juice only
- 1 tbsp raw agave nectar
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- ½ cup coconut water
- 3 oz tequila
- Ice cubes, mint leaves and sea salt, to serve
- Add cucumbers, lime, mint leaves, agave and coconut water into a blender and pulse to obtain a green juice.
- Strain and transfer into a pitcher, add tequila and mix to combine.
- Place sea salt onto a dish, moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a lime slice, then dip in salt.
- Fill the glasses with ice cubes, evenly pour the cocktail, decorate with mint leaves and serve.
Here are some other ideas of playing with ingredients for a skinny and healthier margarita cocktail:
3 Ingredient Skinny Margarita from Happy Food Healthy Life
Creamy Frozen Coconut Margarita from Aris Menu
Low Carb Margaritas from All Day I Dream About Food
5 Calorie Raspberry Lime Margarita from Averie Cooks
Kombucha Margarita from Our Four Forks
Skinny Margarita from Gimme Some Oven
Refreshing Watermelon Margarita from Sugar and Charm
Ginger Cilantro Margarita from The Gouda Life
Blood Orange Margaritas from Cookie and Kate
Skinny Coconut Margarita from A House Wife in Training Files
Mango Blackberry Mint Margaritas from Hello Natural