We recently had breakfast at a hotel restaurant in Toronto. The food itself was unremarkable but, what we all loved, were the delicious fruit shots that greeted us at the door.
There were three different kinds of blended fruit with various herbs and spices lined up in shot glasses. They were absolutely gorgeous, refreshing and a perfect way to start the day.
You can serve these nutrient-rich shots on Christmas morning (or any morning) before settling in for breakfast or between dinner courses to cleanse the palate – the presentation adds a touch of schmancy to any meal and is especially fun if you’re having guests over (simply store your blended fruit mixture in the fridge until serving time).
I’m also thinking that this antioxidant rich drink might be a most welcome way of giving our poor livers a break during our grand season of overeating.
Ginger contains natural anti-inflammatory properties. When used fresh, it is particularly effective at improving digestion and calming nausea and indigestion – making it an ideal choice during the festive season. Combined with the cleansing properties of lime and the vitamin C from the strawberries and citrus, this is one potent health tonic!
Orange-Strawberry Ginger Lime Shots
1 450 gram basket of strawberries (16 oz/1 lb), remove green tops and slice
4 Tbsp dilute orange juice
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp lime zest
1 tsp agave nectar
Makes about 20 ounces (2 1/2 cups) of liquid
Place all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. You can adjust thickness of drink by adding more liquids or berries, as desired.