October 2011 Drink Up
There are as many ways to fit fruits and veggies into your glass as there are on your plate. From carrot, apple, ginger juice to all greens juices, it is time to get creative with your blender. According to University of California researchers, 7 out of 10 Americans fail to meet the minimum U.S. Dietary Guidelines for daily vegetable intake. There’s no need to chomp on raw greens if that isn’t your thing…blend them with some of your other favorite veggies and a little fruit to reap their benefits in each tasty sip!
NLT: Want to make sure you are getting your veggies in and still enjoy a brunch cocktail? Make your own Bloody Mary by using a homemade veggie blend and substituting sake for the usual vodka! Sake has a lower alcohol content than vodka and unlike many wines, it’s free from sulfites and other additives. This makes it less likely to give you a hangover! For a quick version, try this recipe from Ty Ku Sake:
3 ounces tomato juice
1 1/2 ounces TY KU Sake
1 dash soy sauce
1 squirt lime
1 pinch wasabi
What are some of your favorite ways to get your veggies in?