Here at Remedy we’re BIG fans of giving booze a break. (Especially after the Christmas/New Years’ crazy!)
Wanna know our top five reasons to dodge the dranks for a month or two? Here they are!
You’ll sleep better
While alcohol may help you nod off, the quality of your sleep will be poorer. Try giving booze the flick and see whether it makes a difference to the quality of your kip!
If you feel a bit down in the dumps or sad, alcohol can make you feel worse because it affects your brain chemistry. Alcohol is a depressant which means it upsets and disrupts the balance of our brains. Give Feb Fast a go and keep a mood diary to see if booting the booze makes a difference.
Alcohol can mess with your immune system making it harder to fight off bugs which is the last thing you need heading into the colder months! Because booze also affects your sleep and mood it can leave you feeling sluggish. Give booze a break and see if you notice a difference in your energy levels.
Alcohol is dehydrating so swap out booze for something more healthy, tasty and hydrating like Remedy Kombucha or Remedy Coconut Water Kefir. Get your glow on girlfriend!
Cut the calories
Booze is FULL of empty calories! Just one beer can contain the same amount of calories as a small block of chocolate and to work off the calories in a glass of white wine, you’d need to walk for just over 2.5km. Yikes! We’re down for exercise but 2.5kms for a vino? Probably not!
Keep posted for our tasty mocktail recipes to get you through February – they’re so tasty you may even make it through to Dry July without an alcoholic bevvie passing your lips!
It’s warming up, the sun’s still high in the sky come knock offs and we’re heading into party and festive season…that can only mean one thing! Cocktails! As per usual, Remedy’s got your back with a few cheeky bevvie ideas to keep you swinging all the way through summer.
Let’s start with our Remedy Pimped Pimms!
Remedy Ginger Lemon Pimped Pimms
- 330ml Remedy Kombucha Ginger Lemon
- 110ml Pimm’s
- Fresh fruit, cucumber and fresh mint
Combine all ingredients in a jug and give it a good stir. Pour into two glasses and serve!
Gettin’ ready for an island escape and feeling those tropical vibes? Stir it up (little darling) with this not so typical tropical little number.
- 330ml Remedy Switchel Tropical
- 2 shots of white rum
- Pineapple wedges if you fancy
Take two glasses, fill with ice, pour a shot of rum in each glass, top with Remedy Switchel Tropical and garnish with pineapple wedges if you’re trying to impress someone.
Do you like Pina Coladas? Gettin’ caught in the rain? Nuh. Us neither. What we DO like is a Pina Colada made with a cheeky Remedy Coconut Water Kefir.
- 330ml Coconut Water Kefir Pure
- 1 shot Malibu
- 100ml coconut milk
- ½ cup ice
Whack all ingredients in a blender and turn that dial UP! Once smooth, pour into two glasses, put on your sunglasses and take a trip to pure paradise.
The BOSS (The Blood Orange Switchel Swirl)
Need a cocktail that’s going to wake up your taste buds and give you a bit of a smack upside the head? (figuratively speaking of course!) The BOSS is that loud one that shouts ‘RISE AND SHINE’ right in your ear.
- 330ml Remedy Switchel Blood Orange
- 2 shots of vodka
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in two shots of vodka and top with Remedy Switchel Blood Orange, stir to combine and pour into two glasses. Garnish with a lemon twist or slice of citrus. Drink! Wake up and get ready to get down!
Summer = peaches. Peaches = Bellinis. Simples. Here’s Remedy’s take on the Harry’s Bar classic.
- 1 330ml bottle of Remedy Kombucha Peach
Pour chilled Remedy Kombucha Peach into two glasses and top with prosecco. Feelin’ fancy? Add a peach slice garnish. Even fancier? Top with Persian fairy floss AKA pashmak! Oooh get you!
No doubt about it, Halloween has well and truly taken off here in the Southern Hemisphere.
Rooted in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, Halloween originally began as a way to scare off ghosts and spirits before morphing into the candy laden festival of witches and wizards we know today!
We’re down with dressing up and getting into the spirit (HA! Geddit?) of things but we know some parents find the amount of sugary treats on offer a little overwhelming. (Especially if you spend a bit of time trying to teach your sprogs about a balanced, healthy diet!).
As always, Remedy’s here to help with some healthy Halloween hacks! We’re not total buzz killers though, we know it’s fun to trick and/or treat so we’re all about making small tweaks and balanced choices…here’s our hot tips to making it through Halloween without the sugar crash ‘n’ burn!
Focus on the fun as well as the food!
Spend time talking with your kids about the origins and history of Halloween. Enjoy workshopping the costume possibilities and house decorations rather than the sweets and lollies on offer. One of the beauties of Halloween is the chance for children to wander around their neighbourhood after hours and get to know their community. Why not make this the focus rather than all the sugary loot?!
Eat something healthy before heading out
Have an early dinner before heading out. Filling up with something wholesome and healthy will help minimise the temptation of gorging on lollies.
Consider gifting popcorn, fruit kebabs, cheese-sticks or small packets of sultanas or raisins instead of sugary sweets. You could even go for ‘on theme’ mini-cans of Remedy Switchel Blood Orange. They’re the perfect treat without the sweet and just the right size for little hands!
Nix food treats altogether
There’s no hard and fast rule regarding what you hand out to the kids in your neighbourhood and you can bet your bottom dollar some parents will be relieved to see some non-food treats in the trick or treat stash their little ones bring home. Try spooky Halloween themed stickers, bubbles, novelty erasers or even glow sticks to hand out on the night.
There you go – four healthy hacks that’ll have you saying ‘BOO’ to sugar this Halloween!
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