Albeit it's a serious time for our planet and there is an air of solemnity and precaution we should be putting forth, we here at Yourlixir also think it's important to see the silver lining in things and bring light to an otherwise tough situation. Our goal is never to diminish the severity of the Corona Virus pandemic, but as these kinds of things are known to do, it has also brought an awareness and urgency in our communities to take our health more seriously and remember the things that truly matter - like family, friends and a tasty libation.
The upside during this uncertain time is it's given us permission to slow down and spend time with loved ones. So take a moment to relax, turn off social media, tune into the ones around you, and shake things up with this exotic, immune boosting Spirulina Quarantini.
If you're not already aware of the top health benefits of spirulina, take a peek here for a brief overview.
Pineapple juice (the real stuff, not artificially flavored beverages) contains calcium, magnesium, zinc, folate, copper and 25mg of Vitamin C per 8 oz cup, which is approximately 1/3 of the recommended daily value for women and about 1/4 for men. It also contains digestive enzymes and anti-inflammatory properties that help to repair damaged cells, and beta carotene that may reduce asthma and improve eye health.
As for tequila, aside from its ability to make you feel like a better dancer, it actually does aid in digestion by growing good bacteria. Plus, it just makes this whole quarantine situation a wee bit more fun if you ask us. Pro tip: the agave plant contains a pretty high level of inulin, so one might assume it's healthiest to consume tequila before a meal to boost metabolism. ;)
Feel free to make this recipe, sans tequila, as a fun mocktail for you or the kiddos! It's fruity and refreshing with a kick of spice that will have you feeling more than just alright.
Stay well, friends!
What you'll need:
- 1½ cups pineapple juice (preferably natural & unsweetened)
- ½ tsp Yourlixir Organic Spirulina Powder
- 3oz tequila
- Trader Joe's Chili Lime Salt
- Add ice cubes, pineapple juice, tequila and spirulina powder to a shaker.
- Close tightly and shake vigorously.
- Salt rims of martini glasses.
- Pour & garnish with pineapple or lime wedge (optional)