Party the Healthy Way with these Superfood Cocktails“What’s a superfood and what’s so special about it?” is probably the question in your mind as you’re reading this article. A superfood is actually food with nutrients that are beneficial to the body. Recently, people have been making superfood cocktails and it’s become such a huge trend, what with the increasing population of health buffs, gym rats, and weight conscious people. Sure the popular appletinis are tasty, but the thing is they don’t really do much for your body aside from dumping more sugar and empty calories. Superfood cocktails are healthy alternatives to traditional cocktails and the best part is, they’re delicious and healthy! Add a bunch of antioxidants to your favorite cocktail and you’ll surely enjoy the benefits (think: shiny hair, glowing skin, etc.).

We listed some Superfood Cocktail recipes that you can whip up the next time you have some friends over for Netflix and chill.

1. Pomegranate Martini

Be it an addition to this recipe, or in its raw form, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by adding pomegranate to your diet. This fruit is sweet, tart, and contains antioxidants that can keep your heart healthy and improve your immune system. You can also channel your inner Oprah because this is one of her favorite martini recipes.

You will need:

  • A splash of sparkling water (optional) o1 1/2 cups of pomegranate juice
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional) o2 ounces of white tequila or lemon vodka
  • 1 cup of ice o1 ounce of Cointreau liquor

Here’s how:

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a blender or shaker. Shake thoroughly.
  2. Get some chilled martini glasses and pour the mixture.
  3. Garnish each glass with pomegranate fruit.

2. Skinny Raspberry Acai Mint Spritzer

Acai, a Brazilian berry, is a superfood that’s popular for its health benefits. It helps stop cancer, gives you skin that’s young-looking, and improves your heart health. This recipe also has raspberries, which is another powerful berry. These raspberries are loaded with fiber and vitamins.

You will need:

  • Lemon slices
  • 3-4 oz of rum
  • 3 cups of Raspberry Acai
  • 1 cup of club soda
  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves, torn

Here’s how:

  1. Combine mint, club soda, and juice in a huge pitcher. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Get four 10 oz glasses and put ice cubes.
  3. Pour an ounce of rum in each glass. You can add more if you want.
  4. Pour in the juice mixture. 5.Add a slice of lemon as garnish.

3. Berry Sangria

Berries are loaded with antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin. One serving of Berry Sangria is packed with vitamin C. It’s the perfect cocktail for when you want to unwind after a stressful week at work.

You will need:

  • Ice
  • 1 cup of ice wine or Sauternes
  • 1 750-mL bottle of Vinho Verde
  • 1 of sliced star fruit
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup of chilled plain seltzer

Here’s how:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the following: Sauternes, blueberries, star fruit, strawberries, and wine.
  2. Put the pitcher in the refrigerator. Wait for four hours.
  3. Add the seltzer. Stir well.
  4. .Get empty glasses and put ice in it.
  5. Pour the mixture. Serve and enjoy.

4. Kale Martini

If you’re not a fan of green smoothies then this recipe just might convince you to drink kale. More than just being a green leafy vegetable, kale is loaded with vitamins K and A, which are crucial in building strong teeth and bones. It is anti-inflammatory, stops cancer, and helps flush out harmful toxins from your body.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of kale
  • 1 head of celery
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 teaspoon or half an inch of ginger rooto2.5 oz of vodka
  • 2 cups of cucumber
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 apples

Here’s how:

  1. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Mix until you get a homogenous mixture.
  2. Pour the mixture through a strainer.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

5. Fresh Mango Margarita

Get beautiful, younger-looking skin with this cocktail recipe. Mangoes are a good source of nutrients such as vitamin A and Beta carotene that can help improve your skin complexion. They can remove acne and dark spots while leaving your skin smooth and radiant.

You will need:

  • 2 cups of fresh mango
  • 1 cup of tequila
  • 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1/4 cup of triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar

Here’s how:

  1. Use a blender or a food processor to mix all of the ingredients. Wait until it turns into a homogenous mixture.
  2. Pour the mixture into empty glasses. Serve and enjoy.
  3. You can keep adding more liquor, sugar, or ice until you achieve your desired taste.

6. Grapefruit Cucumber Cocktail

Cucumber is a superfood that does an excellent job at keeping your body hydrated which is essential if you’ve had too much to drink. It’s also an excellent source of magnesium, fiber, and potassium. Grapefruit contains vitamin C that helps improve your metabolism.

You will need:

  • Fresh grapefruit wedges
  • Ice
  • 2-4 oz of gin
  • 1 cup of ginger ale soda
  • 1 cup of fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • Fresh cucumber slices

Here’s how:

  1. Get two tall drinking glasses.
  2. Put plenty of ice in each glass.
  3. Pour in some gin. If you want to make your drink strong, feel free to add more gin.
  4. Pour the grapefruit juice in each glass.
  5. Add some ginger ale.
  6. Add the cucumber slices and grapefruit wedges as garnish.

7. Blueberry Mojito

Blueberries contain anti-aging properties and antioxidants that can help give you smooth, radiant skin. They are also good sources of selenium, zinc, iron, and vitamin A.

You will need:

  • Ice
  • 4 oz of white rum
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 6 oz of club soda
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 10 pieces of fresh mint leaves
  • Juice of 2 limes

Here’s how:

  1. Puree the blueberries in a blender or food processor.
  2. In a cocktail shaker muddle the sugar and mint leaves using the end of a wooden spoon or a muddler.
  3. Add the pureed blueberries, rum, and lime juice. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour the club soda and ice into two tall glasses. Add the rum mixture. Stir.
  5. Add some blueberries, mint, and lime as garnish. Serve and enjoy. These cocktail recipes are ideal for people who are not big on fresh smoothies, juices, and salads.

These superfood cocktails are proof that you can party while staying healthy!

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