Summer is here and with that comes all kinds of social events revolving around food and drink – BBQs, exhibitions and festivals like the Calgary Stampede, camping and of course, vacation.
As you think about your summertime social activities with family and friends, how will your eating and drinking change while at one of these events?
It is easy to see how your social life can sabotage your lifestyle goals.
If you are working toward a lifestyle goal, plan ahead for how you can eat and drink at these events so you can maintain progress toward your lifestyle goals without drawing unwanted attention to yourself.
If you are looking for a few non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy while at social events this summer, here are 3 fresh and fun non-alcoholic drinks for you to try.
Blend all ingredients. Serve with mint leaves and frozen orange juice ice cubes. If you want more “bite” to your drink, add a splash of sparkling soda.
1) Combine apple and pear juices in a saucepan.
2) To this saucepan, add scraped vanilla bean. Heat for 5 minutes, allowing the vanilla bean to infuse its flavor. Cool.
3) Add red grapefruit juice to the cooled juice mixture.
4) Serve with a slice of red apple. If you want more “bite” to your drink, add a splash of sparkling soda.
Blend the first seven ingredients together. Top each drink with a drizzle of maple syrup, if using. Serve with cinnamon sticks.
Each drink serves 4-6 people. Sip slowly and mindfully. Enjoy!