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Bubbly Fruity Mocktail

If you want a non-alcoholic beverage that still satisfies, try this festive mocktail–a mock-up of a traditional bubblini–from The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods. It hydrates you and even helps you work towards your daily fruit quota. It’s perfect for someone who wants to bypass alcohol, but still enjoy their bubby!

Yield:  2 drinks  

Serving size:  1 8-ounce glass

Each serving has:

65 calories

0 g total fat

0 g saturated fat

0 g trans fat

0 mg cholesterol

3 mg sodium

17 g carbohydrates

0 g fiber

17 g sugars

1 g protein

2 percent iron


2 cups sparkling or mineral water

1/4 cup 100 percent cranberry juice

1/4 cup 100 percent apple juice

Zest of small orange


Pour the sparkling water into fluted champagne glasses or any other glass, add the cranberry juice, and zest a bit of orange into each glass; top with a twist of orange rind. Sip and celebrate the day.

Source: Posted with permission from The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods (Alpha Books/Penguin, July 2011) by Victoria Shanta Reteiny, RD, LDN.

Full disclosure: The author sent me a free copy of her book.

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