Get Drunk on Vegetables

I’ve never loved any cocktail quite as zealously as I love Bloody Marys. I’ve even inherited my mom’s habit of traveling with airplane bottles of vodka and cans of tomato juice. Part of the appeal, for me, comes from knowing that my alcohol intake is chased with antioxidant-rich tomato juice.

Recently, as I sought out my liquid multivitamin at my local, um, apothecary, The Beach Cafe, my favorite bartender Paul instead presented me with a margarita made with pineapple-turmeric shrub. Sipping it, I felt the happy high you get from chugging coconut water after a grueling cycling class. Surely the healing properties of turmeric root were kicking in.

Read the whole story on Bon Appetit’s healthyish here.

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The Little Miracle That Helps You Power Through a Long Day

When I first learned about Little Miracles at Food Fete, I was drawn in by the bold packaging and innovative spin of combining energizing tea with antioxidant-loaded juice. Also worth noting: They clock in at 90 calories a bottle, are certified organic and have no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. So yes, perhaps the headline is a bit of a trap–we all know there’s no “miracle” that can replace a healthy lifestyle and clean eating–but come 3:00pm slump time, these “little miracles” sure as heck hit the spot.

For a quick afternoon refresher, I combined the following: Little Miracles White Tea & Cherry, one ice cube (I got fancy and used a circular one, but any will do), three frozen raspberries and a quick spritz of seltzer to top it off (Oh and, I hear vodka muddles really well with the aforementioned…). Voila! Afternoon sipping never tasted better. Serve in fancy class for maximum….je ne sais quoi.