What is the secret to indulging in the new year without guilt? We can tell you — it's a delicious, celebratory bloody mary with nutritious vegetables! Bloody marys can be packed with produce, winter produce included. Perhaps you've never thought of adding beets, Brussel sprouts or kale to this popular beverage, but now is a great time to start.
March to the "beet" of a new drum in 2023 and try beets in your bloody mary. You can do this in a few different ways — puree fresh beets in a food processor and add them, or simply use them as a garnish.
Known as a superfood, beets are low in calories and high in antioxidants, making them the perfect, healthy bloody mary add-in.
Kale makes another healthy add-in for your bloody mary. Baby kale can be pureed in the food processor more easily and has a milder flavor. Add a few sprigs to your drink ensemble to make it colorful and Instagram-worthy! Containing vitamins A, K, B6 and C plus calcium, potassium, copper and manganese, kale is another superfood, low in calories and big on nutrients.
Love Brussels? Us too! Roast them to bring out their smooth, rich flavor and use them as your garnish. Brussels sprouts, like other cruciferous vegetables, can help protect against many different types of cancers, including the stomach, lungs, kidney, breast, bladder, and prostate.
Abstaining in the new year? We suggest combining these vegetables with tomato juice and your favorite spices for a healthy mocktail worthy of celebration.
Not a Bloody Mary fan but still want a cocktail with fresh ingredients?
Visit Mac McGee, with two locations in Roswell and the Battery Atlanta. This unique Irish pub grinds, pickles, bakes and cases everything in-house. The scratch kitchen uses local, organic and artisanal products, and the pub offers a wide range of craft beers, craft cocktails, and whiskeys to wet your whistle. Cheers!