5 Healthy Mocktails to Help Reduce Stress

5 Healthy And Delicious Mocktail Recipes to Reduce Stress

Mocktails are healthy and delicious alternatives to popular alcoholic beverages we drink. Many mocktails are full of vitamins and antioxidants that have many health benefits to help you take on your stressful day.

Stress is a natural and common feeling we get from work and can sometimes make you sick. Workers around the world are facing an all-time low in mental-health, as stress and depression are growing at an alarming rate. Stress can cause you to take time away from work, as well as missing out on spending time with friends, your hobbies, and your family.

Effective stress-management is an essential part of a healthy, fulfilling, and impactful life.

Dr. Richard Misiaszek, Remote Medical International Assistant Medical Director

In a survey from the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, nearly a quarter of US workers revealed that they received a diagnosis of depression and 40% of respondents reported taking an average of 10 days off from work due to stress. In order to help alleviate that stress, many people feel the need to turn to alcohol, and other unhealthy means, to take the edge off. A study taken in the UK shows that 38% of people aged between 18 and 75 use alcohol to relieve stress, and 47% drink alcohol to cheer them up. However, there are fun and simple ways to help reduce stress at work that can also boost your overall productivity and health.

“Effective stress-management is an essential part of a healthy, fulfilling, and impactful life,” says Dr. Richard Misiaszek, our Assistant Medical Director. “Far too often people seek unhealthy habits and behaviors to manage daily stressors, which can lead to a host of unintended consequences.”

At Remote Medical International, we put together a fun and delicious way to help you relieve stress. Effectively managing stress can improve your overall health by reducing diabetes, heart disease, and more. We want you to feel your absolute best while at work so you can spend more time writing effective proposals with a healthy mind and attitude. Below are some healthy mocktail recipes that include delicious and beneficial ingredients that can improve your health, and get you through the day.

“Mocktails are a fun and creative way to experience the health benefits of vitamin-rich foods.  A healthy diet coupled with exercise and socialization can help bring balance to our lives, and can be an important part of the positive approach to dealing with stress.” – Dr. Richard Misiaszek


Kombucha Mule

(Credit: The Lively Table)

The Lively Table came up with this healthy alternative to the popular Moscow Mule. The apples in this drink provide you with a healthy serving of vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6 that can help reduce headaches and increase alertness.

Ingredients:

  • Crushed Ice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger-flavored kombucha
  • For garnish: lime wedge, mint sprig, and/or slice of granny smith apple

Instructions:

  1. Fill a mule mug with crushed ice.
  2. Add lime juice. Top with kombucha and stir with a long cocktail spoon.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge, mint, and/or a slice of granny smith apple.

Blackberry Ginger Mocktail

(Credit: Veggies Save The Day)

This light and refreshing mocktail from Veggies Save The Day, is packed with vitamin C and high in fiber. Fiber is crucial for maintaining healthy bowels, relieving constipation, and controlling your weight.

Ingredients:

  • 3 blackberries (fresh)
  • 4 mint leaves (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 wedge lime (plus extra for garnish)
  • ice (crushed or cubes)
  • 1 can Zevia Ginger Ale

Instructions:

  • In a tall glass, muddle the blackberries and mint leaves with a muddler or wooden spoon handle.
  • Squeeze the lime juice into the glass. Add the lime wedge, if desired.
  • Add ice to the glass.
  • Pour the Zevia Ginger Ale over the ice.
  • Stir the mocktail and garnish with a lime wedge or slice and a sprig of mint, if desired. Enjoy!

Jasmine Ginger Iced Green Tea

(Credit: Kingfield Kitchen)

Ingredients:

  • 1 wedge lime
  • 4 ounces *brewed jasmine green tea, chilled
  • 4 ounces ginger beer, chilled (I used Gosling’s)
  • Garnishes: Fresh sliced strawberries and additional lime wedges

Instructions:

  • Fill a glass with ice cubes
  • Squeeze the juice of a lime wedge over the ice and drop the lime wedge into the glass
  • Add the chilled green tea and ginger beer
  • Stir gently
  • Garnish with strawberries and additional lime wedges.

Fresh Mint Limeade

(Credit: How Sweet Eats)

This mocktail from How Sweet Eats, is refreshing and invigorating, ready to get you through the day. Plus, the watermelons and lime have high amounts of vitamins and antioxidants and can help prevent heart disease.

Ingredients:

  • 2/3  cup water
  • 2/3  cup sugar
  • 1 big bunch of fresh mint leaves, around 3/4 cup
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 limes, sliced
  • a few fresh mint leaves for garnish
  • watermelon wedges for serving
  • ice for serving

Instructions:

  1. To make the mint simple syrup, add the water, sugar and mint leaves to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil. Let it bubble for a minute or so, then reduce the heat and let it cool completely. Remove the mint leaves before use.
  2. Stir together the mint simple syrup, water, lime juice and lemon juice. Add the sliced limes and extra fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Stir before serving and pour over ice. Garnish with extra limes, mint and watermelon wedges.

Non-Alcoholic Sangria

(Credit: Anti-June Cleaver)

The Anti-June Cleaver put together this delicious non-alcoholic version of sangria that is a fantastic choice on warm and sunny days. This recipe is chock-full of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants from all the different fruits, plus it’s low in sugar, making it the ultimate healthy mocktail recipe to get you through the day.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups white grape juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 cans lemon-lime Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer water
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 Honeycrisp apple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Cut up the fruit and add it to a pitcher
  2. To the fruit, add the juice and Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer water
  3. Refrigerate for at least two hours

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