Summer is in full swing so I would be remiss if I didn’t mention two of our favorite things to do in summer: soak up the sun and unfortunately, the sugar as well. Here are some tips to hack the ill effects of excess sun and salty margaritas!
1. Loading up on foods rich in vitamin C including smoothies from myBOOK. Here are some foods that will shield you from those nasty ultra violets: fatty acids, chia, flax, and hemp seeds, kale, broccoli, and oranges.
2. Here’s how to hack your favorite cocktail recipes… Stay away from yeast (beer!), sugary mixes, and simple syrup. Focus on low glycemic mixers like club soda, tonic, or even a little Kombucha for a little probiotic boost. See recipes below!
3. Add antioxidants to your cocktails to lessen the ill effects alcohol has on your liver and brain. Try things like adding fresh mint, basil, and even chocolate mint to your gluten free potato vodka, soda, or tequila.
Kombucha Vodka Cocktail
1½ ounces vodka
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
3 ounces ginger-flavored kombucha
Lime wedge (for serving)
1Kosher salt or coarsely ground sea salt.
22 ounces (¼ cup) silver tequila.
31 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons/about 1 ½ small limes) fresh lime juice.
41 ounce (2 tablespoons/about ½ of a medium orange) fresh orange juice.
61 lime wedge or round, for garnish.
So... WHY Is Tequila The New Kombucha?
Tequila lovers argue that because tequila is made from the blue agave plant, it contains sugars called agavins, shown to lower blood-sugar levels and to curb appetite in mice in a study by researcher Dr. Mercedes Lopez . And weight loss isn’t the only benefit. In another study, Lopez found that agavins have positive effects on bone density in mice — and thus possible future applications in preventing osteoporosis.
Since we last connected...
I was one of the guest speakers for a women's organization, "Success Becomes Her" - a dynamic group of women working in a variety of small businesses in the Pacific Palisades, California. Along with, Dr. Bren Boston we covered all topics from hormone disrupting skincare & foods all the way to hot flashes! Check out my youtube channel to view the full video. Here’s a little snippet on the talk.
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