Mocktails are your best friend to keep your social life buzzing while on your journey to clear acne and dark spots.
Have you decided to participate in Dry January this year?
Many people decide to take a break from all alcoholic beverages for the first 31 days of the year. Cleansing the body of alcohol comes with a lot of noteworthy benefits, including fewer acne breakouts and less inflammation. Sugar is an acne and inflammation trigger in the body, so between the sugary drink mixers and liquors that are made of mostly sugar, cocktails are terrible for your skin.
Enter: Mocktails. You can still have something to sip while socializing without setting yourself back on your journey to clear. In fact, there are tons of mocktail recipes that include ingredients that support healthy, glowing skin.
Give these a try and cheers to beautiful skin.
Rich in vitamin C, and the antioxidants and the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of cranberries.
- Fresh lemon slices
- Fresh lime slices
- Fresh orange slices
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 2 cups grape juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 4 cups sparkling water
- In a large pitcher, add the lemon slices, lime slices, orange slices, and cranberries. Add cranberry juice, grape juice, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir well.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Just before serving, add the sparkling mineral water or lemon-lime soda. Mix well.
Watermelon + Lime Mocktail
Hydrating watermelon meets detoxifying lime.
- Frozen watermelon cubes
- Fresh lime juice
- Lime slices for garnish
- Combine frozen watermelon and lime juice in a blender. Add a little water to get the blender going. Blend until smooth and thick like a slushy.
- Add more watermelon or juice to taste, depending on how many servings you need.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Strawberry Cucumber Mojito Mocktail
Cucumbers hydrate the skin inside out, while the acidic nature of the strawberry removes excess oil.
- 6 large strawberries, tops removed
- 6 fresh mint leaves
- 4-6 slices cucumber
- Lime juice to taste
- 1 can sparkling water
- tsp sweetener of choice, if desired, (simple syrup, agave syrup, or date syrup)
- First, muddle your strawberries and mint in a bowl until they are completely smashed. Divide the strawberry mint mixture between two glasses. Fill each cup with ice.
- Add 2 cucumbers to each glass, then fill them up the rest of the way with sparkling water. Add in tablespoon of lime juice per drink, along with any sweeter (if using). Stir well.
- Serve and enjoy!