All summer long I can be found sipping cool drinks through my favorite glass straws…
But I have to be careful that I don’t slurp up too much sugar or caffeine. My body loves the first 5 minutes of a sugar or caffeine rush, but the rest of the day becomes a foggy blur. My work suffers and I retreat inward, ending up in a ball on the couch, when I could be out roller skating or meeting up with friends.
One simple strategy for my summer sweet cravings is iced fruit cubes.
Added to any glass of water or iced mint tea, these cubes make every cup feel like a fancy mock-cocktail…you know, a mocktail.
These cubes helped me get through a summer rooftop party when I was taking a break from alcohol last week: just add a cube to a wine glass, sprinkle in sparkling water, and add a glass straw.
You’ll feel like a 50’s Hollywood movie star, enjoying bright, fruity flavors, and more importantly:
your body will thank you.
Directions to make these simple iced mocktail fruit cubes:
Gather blueberries, strawberries, chunks of watermelon or pineapple, fresh mint, basil, and other herbs.
Drop each kind of fruit or herb into its own ice cube pocket in an ice cube tray. (I love this oversized cube tray for a more dramatic effect.)
Fill with water and freeze! It’s that easy…
Your cravings aren’t good or bad, they’re just information.
You can honor your body, rather than judge her, and give her healthy, delicious food that nourishes your life and your energy.
I hope you’ll keep coming back for more inspiration and recipes.