Here at Millennial, we’re all about being healthy, bringing out our inner and outer bouxi beauty and living a life full of VRTU. Together, let’s design a lifestyle that inspires growth. In our latest series, we’re going to share with you recipes that are sure to be your new summer favorites. Each holds unique health superpowers that will help you to become your best self. Whether it’s a boozy brunch-worthy superfood cocktail or your next nighttime elixir – these recipes are designed to restore your balance and have you looking as good as you’ll feel.
Millennial Musing Over The Superfood Cocktail
Up today: From their latest book, Superfood Cocktails, Millennial muses and fellow nutrition nerds, Devon Brown and Alana Mills, share with us this boozy brunch summer savior.
Bikini Body Booze
Bloody Mary’s have forever been hangover havens. Trade in your usual sugar-packed, belly-bloating mimosa order and fuel your body with this superfood powerhouse. It checks all the boxes to give you that banging bikini body all while keeping you bouxi at this summer’s boozy brunches.
The Magic of A Bloody Mary
What’s the magic behind the Bloody Mary? Let’s break it down.
First, tomato juice is basically a cleanse. Containing the powerful antioxidant Lycopene, you’ll be lowering your risk of cancer on the inside, while boosting that sun-kissed glow you’ve been putting in extra hours at the pool for. Additionally, tomato’s vitamin-C fueled immunity boost is the added bonus you’ll need after your lip locking escapades with your sexy new summer fling. Certainly, this bad boy will keep your belly feeling fuller and looking flatter with its high fiber content.
Notably, if you’re going to drink alcohol, the clearer the better. Clear liquor is less caloric and easier on your body. Vodka clocks in at only 97 calories and zero carbs per serving. (Keto’s rejoice)
Most importantly, this Bloody Mary offers a special ingredient that is a gateway to health. Let’s take a minute to talk Turmeric. One of the most powerful herbs on the planet, turmeric is appropriately one of the wellness world’s most trending superfoods. Turmeric is an incredible source of the renowned healing compound of curcumin. Together, they pair up better than Batman and Robin to make you into the superhero you’re born to be.
For example, this special spice is among one of the most effective anti-inflammatory compounds in the world. This means it’ll help you win the war against some of the fiercest of villains including cancers, diabetes, arthritis, IBD and obesity. Also, it has been shown to be as equally effective as Prozac in managing depression. Next, turmeric transforms your skin with acne-busting benefits and a sun-kissed glow that all of your friends will be envious of. The secret hack to getting the most out of turmeric’s magic? Pair it with black pepper. By doing so, you’ll be enhancing your body’s absorption of the curcumin by 2,000%.
Looks like your latest fling isn’t the only bad boy you’ll be thirsty for this summer.
Turmeric Bloody Mary
5 oz fresh tomato juice
2 oz fresh carrot juice
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp basil, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
3-4 drops olive oil
3 oz vodka
Salt and turmeric for rimming the glass
Lemon wedges and celery for garnish, optional
- Combine the tomato juice, carrot juice, lemon juice, black pepper, turmeric, basil, Worcestershire sauce, and olive oil in a pitcher. Stir in the vodka.
- Combine the salt and turmeric on a shallow dish. Rub the lemon wedge on the rim of a serving glass, and dip in the salt mixture.
- Add ice to the serving glass and pour the drink mixture over it. Garnish with another lemon wedge and a celery stalk, if desired.
For more delicious, refreshing and nutritious recipes for every season, check out Devon Brown and Alana Mill’s full recipe book Superfood Cocktails.