It’s official: cocktails are out and mocktails are in.
According to a Google study, alcohol is in decline among younger audiences, with terms like “mocktail,” “non-alcoholic beers,” and “sober curious” gaining rapid popularity. The reasons vary—with some reporting the negative impacts of alcohol on physical health and others highlighting alcohol’s correlation with decreased mental health.
Regardless of the “why,” bloggers, bars, and influencers are creating new and innovative ways to enjoy delicious drinks without alcohol. From sober bars to mocktail cookbooks, there’s never been a better time to be sober than now.
If you’re looking for a way to transform your cocktails not just into mocktails, but into refreshing and energizing drinks, then look no further than mineral mocktails—the mineral-rich beverages that are as refreshing as they are delicious.
What Are Mineral Mocktails?
Mineral mocktails are non-alcoholic drinks made from mineral-packed ingredients such as:
- Coconut water (high in magnesium and potassium)
- Salt (high in sodium)
- Matcha (high in potassium, magnesium, and calcium)
- Cream of tartar (high in calcium, iron, magnesium)
- Aloe juice (high in potassium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, and calcium)
- Orange juice (high in calcium, magnesium, and potassium)
- Cocoa (high in magnesium and copper)
- Berries (high in potassium, magnesium, and manganese)
- Spirulina (high in iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese)
- And more!
Each of these ingredients have the goal of recharging and re-energizing the body.
Although both minerals and vitamins offer important nutrients to your body, minerals differ in that they are inorganic substances that come from soil and water, compared to vitamins which are made by plants and animals. Mineral examples include potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, and sodium.
Why It’s Important to Incorporate Minerals Into Your Diet
Minerals are important for bone strength, digestion, maintaining normal pH levels, and carrying oxygen throughout the body. Common mineral deficiencies such as low iron (anemia) can impact overall energy levels, cause brittle nails, and result in cold hands and feet.
While a well-balanced diet should consist of a healthy mix of mineral and vitamin-rich food sources, that may not always be realistic with the fast-paced lives of today and food on the go. For those speeding from one place to the next, mineral mocktails may be your next best friend.
If you’re ready to supercharge your day, try one of these mineral mocktail recipes below.
Mineral Mocktails To Incorporate Into Your Daily Life
Lemon Coconut Mocktail
This lemon coconut mocktail has become almost a daily ritual for me. I use it as a mid-day boost to fight the post-lunch slump, and always feel fresh and recharged after my first sip. This drink takes less than two minutes to make for two hours (or more) of heightened energy.
- 1 cup coconut water (learn more about which type of coconut water to buy here)
- ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
- 1 freshly squeezed lime or lemon
Health Benefits: Health benefits include vitamin C for energy and sodium for alkalizing the body and lowering stress.
Iced Pineapple Matcha Mineral Mocktail
The perfect breakfast drink filled with natural caffeine and minerals, this mocktail sustains your energy level for a productive and energizing morning.
- 1.5 tsp matcha
- ½ cup filtered water
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- ⅓ cup coconut milk
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
- ⅛ tsp Celtic salt
Health Benefits: Health benefits include hormone production and metabolism regulation. This ultra-hydrating mocktail can assist with sleep, energy, muscle recovery, and stress reduction.
Reflux Friendly Mineral Mocktail
For those who struggle with chronic acid reflux, this drink is soothing to the stomach and supercharging to the brain. A delicious blend of summery ingredients, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical vacation with every sip.
- ½ cup watermelon chunks
- Zest of lemon or lime
- ½ cup pure aloe juice
- ½ cup filtered water
- ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
- Optional: ¼ tsp honey
Health Benefits: Rich in vitamin C, sodium, and potassium, this drink is ultra-hydrating and heartburn friendly thanks to using watermelon, which is a low acid fruit.
With mineral mocktails, you no longer have to choose between delicious drinks and your health. Ultra-hydrating and gut-friendly, these mineral mocktails will leave you energized and refreshed. Choose from any of the above mineral mocktails or make up your own to jumpstart your day!
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