My quest to heal personal wellness issues in my 20s led me down the road to discovering and studying the fascinating field of Functional Nutrition. By getting to the root causes of my wellness issues, I was able to resolve them and finally reclaim my health and vitality. I knew I wanted to help others to experience the same.
I left the fashion world and got my Master’s in Nutrition. I am passionate beyond words about helping others regain their health and improve the quality of their lives, and I am honored to have the privilege to do so.
THE NEW OLD FASHIONED
A “mock twist” on an old favorite with a vitamin C infusion
1/2 small lemon, juiced
1 slice orange
1 tsp honey
2 dashes orange bitters (Scrappy’s Bitters)
2 ounces ginger beer or ginger kombucha
1 orange peel
3 cherries (Luxardo Cherries)
Muddle lemon juice, orange slice, honey and bitters in the bottom of a glass. Add ice and ginger beverage and stir. Garnish with orange peel and cherries.
THE STAMFORD SOBER MULE
This sassy little “faux cocktail” will not only dazzle your taste buds but sneak in a little gut healing as well. Best of all - you don’t have to wait till 5:00 to enjoy!
3 blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1 thin slice of fresh ginger
4 fresh mint leaves plus mint sprig for garnish
Fresh lime juice plus 1 lime wheel for garnish (1/2 large lime)
4 oz ginger beer or kombucha
4 oz sparkling mineral water
Fresh sprig of mint leaves
1 lime wheel
Combine berries, ginger and mint in copper mug and muddle for 1 minute to infuse flavors then fill with ice. Add lime juice, ginger beverage and ice.
Top off with sparkling mineral water. Garnish with a sprig of mint leaves and a lime wheel.
POST-GAMING MORNING MOCKTAIL MEAL
A detoxifying and replenishing “hair of the dog” antioxidant-rich,
liver-loving concoction provides a delicious antidote to alcohol’s
4-6 ounces organic tomato juice, best packaged in a bottle
A dash of your favorite hot sauce or to taste
A grind of freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp fresh lemon zest
1 tsp fresh lemon juice or to taste
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/2 tsp fresh or powdered turmeric
3 dashes of organic celery bitters (optional)
1 tsp horseradish or to taste
1 stalk organic celery, peeled
On a skewer, alternate the following:
3 green olives
3 organic grape tomatoes
3 grilled shrimp
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour over ice. Garnish with celery and lemon wedge and lay skewer on top of glass. Bottoms up!! Your liver will thank you…
Instead of reaching for the nearest wine bottle the next time you feel stressed, chill out with this delightfully aromatic and delicious stress-busting and hormone-balancing mocktail instead.
1 rosemary sprig
1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, chilled
1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice, chilled
Mineral water, chilled
Bitters of choice (I like Scrappy’s Grapefruit Bitters) – optional
1 rosemary sprig
1 tsp pomegranate seeds
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 rosemary sprig. Add grapefruit and pomegranate juices and shake. Fill 1 large goblet with ice and strain liquid into glass. Top with mineral water and bitters (optional) to taste. Garnish with rosemary sprig and pomegranate seeds.