In the spirit of the Jewish New Year, I have made a few resolutions for myself. As I mentioned yesterday I am much more likely to stick to resolutions made in September than in January so now seemed like the perfect time! My biggest resolution is to seriously cut back my alcohol consumption. I am not a huge drinker but after a summer of constant socializing and a fall that promises to be just as busy, I need to give my body a break. With this in mind I have resolved to not drink on weeknights at all and to greatly limit my drinking on weekends. Starting tonight I have three weeks of constant activity (birthdays, holidays, charity events, video shoots, parties) and there is no way I will make it through if I do not take even better care of my body than I usually do.
My favorite non-alcoholic beverage to drink it a savory lemon or limeade. I have made many versions before including a particularly special Rosemary Lemonade. This newest Spicy Limeade was inspired by both my favorite Spicy Margarita and my favorite green juice from my friend Christian Henderson at Pure Nutrition. It's a perfect drink to sip throughout the day, or as a cleaner substitute come cocktail hour!
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 4 cups water
- 5 sprigs cilantro
- 5 mint leaves
- 4 jalepeno slices seeds removed
- 2 tsp liquid stevia
- Combine all ingredients in a jar or pitcher and allow to "marinate" for an hour before serving