Today's four recipes have something for the whole family with festive cocktails for the adult and "fro-biotic" popsicle recipes for a healthy twist on holiday treats for the kids. Add sparkle to any backyard BBQ, family picnic or patriotic celebration with these easy-to-make cocktails and "fro-biotic popsicle" that offer a tasty, gut-friendly boost featuring KeVita, one of the country's fastest growing healthy beverages.
Professional chef and father Ashley Transki, of Duo Events in Santa Barbara, California, created "covertly healthy" treats to counter barbeque-binging and heaping plates typical of July 4th party meals. For reference, KeVita is a lightly sparkling, refreshing fruit juice taste that is low-calorie, certified organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO Project Verified and vegan.
The process of mixing and/or freezing KeVita Sparkling Probiotic Beverages still allows the cocktails and fro-biotic popsicles to retain most of the four complementary strains of live probiotics: Bacillus coagulans, L.paracasei, L.plantarum, and L.rhamnosus, combined with KeVita's signature proprietary probiotic cultures. These strains provide benefits to gut health and immunity and - bonus for Independence Day backyard feasts - they help correct gut flora imbalance and reduce bloating!
Vice President of Marketing, Bill Lange says, "Life is about little indulgences, and we want to be part of the holiday fun by applying our product in unique ways while offering all the nutritional benefits that only KeVita can."
Probiotics get to the core (literally and figuratively) of the human diet -creating balance and wellness at the body's core and replenishing "good" bacteria in the digestive system. And because 70% of your immune system resides in your gut, probiotics are a key ingredient to boosting the immune system as well.
So smile, celebrate America, be festive and think healthy thoughts!
"The Peachy Patriot"
An Adult 4th of July Beverage
2 oz KeVita Sparkling Lemon Cayenne
2 oz bourbon
½ fresh peach
*1 oz honey simple syrup
Peel of lemon
Muddle ripe peach with simple syrup and bourbon. Strain into a double old fashion glass with ice. Top with KeVita Cayenne Lemon, and garnish with lemon peel and slice of peach.
*Honey simple syrup: heat and mix equal parts honey and water and then chill in the fridge. (For adults over 21 years of age.)
An Adult 4th of July Beverage
1.5 oz blanco tequila
3 oz KeVita Sparkling Pomegranate
½ oz St - Germaine elderflower liqueur
Mix KeVita Sparkling Pomegranate with tequila and pour over ice in an old fashion glass. Float ½ oz of St. Germaine liqueur. Add berries and lime as garnish. (For adults over 21 years of age.)
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Kids can enjoy the fro-biotic popsicles too because of KeVita's proprietary technique which delivers live probiotics, but in a yeast free format and without the alcohol level of other fermented beverages.
KeVita Coco Melon Pop
2 cups of cubed watermelons
2 tbsp agave nectar
8 oz Kevita Sparkling Mojito
Mix ingredients in blender. Freeze in popsicle mold.
Spangled Berry Pop
10 oz coconut milk
½ cup chopped strawberries and blueberries
8 oz KeVita Sparkling Coconut
2 tbsp agave nectar (sweeten to taste)
Mix ingredients in a blender. Freeze in popsicle mold.