While some consider Labor Day that one last summer holiday hurrah, others see it as a signal to relax with family & get on the healthy track as we ease into fall. Instead of feeling bad this Tuesday morning when you head to work or school for overindulging, we’ve got your back with this health-minded mocktail sparkler by integrative health specialist Christine Dionese.
Full of superfoods, nutrient-dense and a vibrant festive color, Christine says this healthy “mocktail” is perfect for kids, grandparents and friends and family who may not want to consume alcohol this Labor Day- basically it’s great for everybody you know!
Happy Labor Day & enjoy!
Acai + Fresh Fruit Holiday Sparkler (Recipe yields 2 mocktails)
- 1 packet of Sambozan Acai slightly defrosted to a slushy consistency (found in our freezer section)
- 1 green apple, pear or starfruit, with two thin slices set aside for garnish
- 2-3 basil leaves
- 1 tsp Navitas Camu powder
- 1 bottle Kevita Sparkling Probiotic Drink or your favorite citrus kombucha
- Sea salt*
- Mild chili powder*
Tools & Misc Supplies
- Serving glasses
- Oven, grill or toaster oven*
* Mocktail will be garnished with the seasonal fruit of choice you set aside. For an extra kick & help with digestion, you can grill your fruit by adding a dash of chili powder and sea salt. Place fruit on foil, sprinkle with chili powder and sea salt & grill until warm or place in toaster oven or oven on 350 degrees for 10 min. If you choose to omit this step, not to worry, the fruit can still be dusted “raw” with the chili powder and salt or simply used “naked.”
- In your blender add packet of acai, chopped fruit, camu and 2 TBSP sparkling probiotic or kombucha. Blend on medium to create a slushy consistency. It may be slightly foamy- this is ok!
- Add basil leaves & continue blending to retain this consistency.
- Pour mixture into glasses leaving at least 2 inches for sparkling probiotic.
- Top mixture with sparkling probiotic, garnish & serve!
Did you know?
Camu berry contains more vitamin C than any other food on the planet while sparkling probiotics and kombucha can potentially enhance the immune system living in your digestive system
Recipe bonus tip:
Christine says you can easily turn this recipe into a salad dressing. Simply omit the probiotic drink when blending and replace with either 2 TBSP sweet almond oil or coconut oil. Also add the chili powder and salt. Great for a sweet and savory salad with pistachio, walnut, mixed greens, beets and gorgonzola!