Drinking in the New YearBack to blog
Happy New Year!
Time to look at what we’ve accomplished and where we want to go in 2019.
Resolutions have been made and some already broken. Whilst the promises we make ourselves are individual many are commonly similar for all of us. We want to improve our health and fitness, finally take up that passion we keep putting off, save for the dream holiday or move jobs. We can’t help you with most of these but we can help out with ideas for healthier drink choices.
With the growing demand for lower carb, sugar and alcohol options there are now more choices which work to balance out those not so healthy choices we all enjoy. We can also make smarter choices of our old favourites.
Life is a balance, so here’s our list of healthier options to look at in 2019 –
Spirits – Make it a clear choice over dark and neat with ice for optimum sugar/carb reduction; look to Vodka, Gin, Rum, Whiskey and Tequila. Alternatively try mixing with 3 parts soda, citrus slices and mint to deliver a refreshing, hydrating and low cal version. If you want to up the ante stir in a low calorie mixer such as diet cola or try one of the premix botanical flavours available such as Smirnoff Pure with Passionfruit, Lime and soda; Orange and Mango or Ginger and Lime soda – lower in sugar than others with no preservatives or artificial ingredients.
Beer – If beer is your thing then give Pure Blonde Lager, Hahn Super Dry, Summer Bright Lager or Coopers Clear a try for lower alcohol and sugar.
Wine – There are alternatives in each wine style although champagne and dry white wines are the top choices. Look to Brut, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio; sparkling choices include varieties in the Lindemans Early Harvest range or Yellowglen Pink 65 for lower sugar content and cals. Best red options include dry style rosés from the provence region and pinot noirs. Take a look at the Jacobs Creek Shiraz to start.
Stroll the aisles of your local to check out the ever increasing range of low carb and low sugar options. And remember to enjoy yourself.