Tired of smoothies? This non-alcoholic version of a classic drink is simultaneously a fresh garden-style treat and an explosion of vitamins and minerals. Serve these at your next brunch or party and your guests will reach for a second round, all without getting hampered down with alcohol. Not to mention it makes a great breakfast, and can be made in as little time as a smoothie.
Using Hatch chilies for natural spice, this Bloody will significantly warm you as the days grow cooler while nourishing your immune system. Hatches offer more vitamin A than carrots and more vitamin C than citrus fruits, help to speed up the metabolism, lower blood pressure and are great for treating colds and fever. The capsaicin is also said to provide an endorphin rush similar to that from exercise if eaten in a large enough quantity.
Who needs alcohol?! Chilies can also make food safer as they are known to reduce harmful bacteria on foods. All of these health benefits and we haven’t even talked about the tomatoes, celery, cilantro and lemon juice! And with salt and pepper being mandatory ingredients for any Bloody Mary, we kick ours up a notch with Falksalt’s Chipotle Crystal Sea Salt Flakes for a unique tang. Swapping out the traditional Worcestershire sauce with fully plant-based raw coconut aminos brings an earthy flavor that is almost identical in taste while contributing 17 amino acids, vitamins and minerals! Convinced? I am. After drinking one of these I’m ready to set the world on fire!!
Speaking of fire . . . this time of year we purchased our Hatch chilies already roasted from Wegmans, but if you need to do the roasting yourself you can get the simple directions from the Fire Roasted Three Chili Guacamole post
Serve over ice or not, either way it is a delicious treat!
Garnish with your favorites! Enjoy!!
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