Here a few of my favourite festive cocktails that pack a taste-punch without going right to your hips!
2 cucumbers (peeled if not organic)
1 large bunch of mint
1 1/2 cups of cranberries (fresh or thawed if frozen)
3 cups of watermelon with rind removed
Pass all ingredients through a juicer. Serve in a martini glass with a fresh fruit garnish.
3 cups almond cream *, unsweetened
4 Medjool dates, pitted
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 frozen bananas
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. nutmeg plus more for sprinkling
¼ tsp. cinnamon
In a blender, blend all ingredients except bananas. Add bananas and blend again. Serve immediately, sprinkled with additional nutmeg.
*To make almond cream: Soak 1 ½ cups of almonds in water for 8 hours. Drain and rinse. Then blend almonds with 3 cups of water and strain.