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!
Back to school is here. It's that time of year when Pinterest's search tool gets a hammering by mums desperately seeking new lunchbox inspiration. It's gotta be nut-free, vegan, gluten-free yet still tasty enough for your child to not use it as a makeshift ball in a game of 4-square. With a few mums in the Remedy office – we know the panic stations of back to school are REAL. So, we threw it over to Remedy nutritionist, super mum and all-around legend, Jacqueline Alwill to share one of her favourite lunchbox snacks and BOY did she deliver with this Nut-free Lamington Slice!
Raw Nut-Free Lamington Slice by Jacqueline Alwill
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Raw, Nut Free
Makes 25 pieces
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- Extra desiccated coconut, for sprinkling on top
1. Place ingredients for base in a food processor and blitz to a crumb, then press into a lined 25x25cm cake tin or dish.
2. Blend ingredients for sponge in the food processor until it comes together, then press on top of base.
3. Whisk together ingredients for chocolate in a bowl and pour over the top of the coconut, sprinkle with extra coconut and place in freezer to set for 3-4 hours.
4. Slice into pieces and serve. Store in fridge or freezer up to 2 weeks.
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!
Continuing the seasonal tradition of bottling flavours that capture the spirit of summer, we’ve launched a zingy new PASSIONFRUIT kombucha to kick off the start of BBQ and beach season.
A tropical tornado of fruity, aromatic goodness for your taste buds with tonnes of tang and just the right combo of sweet and sour, we bet this classic flavour will soon work its way to the top of your hit list. Crack the top before savouring the scent and take your taste buds on a trip to the tropics.
The fragrantly, fruity aroma and zingy tang of this fizzy will take you right back to your childhood holidays. Warm nights, the buzz of a mosquito in your ear as you try go to sleep, sand in your sheets, BBQs, maybe a bit of sunburn and pavlova. Definitely pavlova. THIS is summer bottled.
Like all Remedy goodness, our new Remedy Kombucha Passionfruit naturally contains no sugar and is full of goodness with live cultures, organic acids and tea polyphenols.
Made the old school way, Remedy Kombucha Passionfruit is made in small batches following a long-aged 30-day brewing process involving sweet tea and a live culture. The result is the tastiest, healthiest kombucha going around.
Remedy Kombucha Passionfruit is available at 7-Eleven and via our online store.