Today’s re-post from a coach I’m following contained some great food for thought – it was a post about drinking (or more to the point, not drinking). She is currently working her way around the world with Remote Year, and one of her co-travellers blogged about her experience travelling the world while sober. It was a great reminder that, although we may love a toast, an after-work cocktail, or a glass of wine (or two!) with dinner, everyone doesn’t do that. They shouldn’t have to. And we absolutely need to get over the idea of having to cajole them into doing so.
So when you’re thinking of enjoying a beverage to celebrate, remember you always have options, and whether for religious reasons, health reasons, or just because that’s how they roll, remember to include your friends who don’t make alcohol the centre of every celebration. Some delicious options you can offer include:
Fizzy water garnished with a slice of orange or lemon, cucumber, or a sprig of mint
Plain old ice water, with or without a tiny splash of fruit juice for flavour
Smoothies, sweet or savory (here’s today’s recipe, for two):
1 cup washed strawberries, fresh or frozen
1 carrot, chopped
1T/15ml or so of fresh ginger, chopped
Add these to the blender and then pour in unsweetened, low sodium soy milk to the 1L/4c mark. Blend until smooth and enjoy. No added sugars, no artificial anything, filled with fibre, sweetness, and good-for-you vitamins.
Salut! Slante! A la tienne! Prost!