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After a season marked by over-indulgence, a month off the booze in January can feel like just what the doctor ordered. But in these long, cold, dark days, you still want to feel like you’re treating yourself. So here are some delicious alternatives to alcohol for dry January.
Water may seem boring after all those cocktails we treated ourselves to in December, but serve it with a straw, some fruit, ice and a slice - umbrella optional - and suddenly it becomes much more exciting.
A drink AND at least two portions of your five a day, a smoothie need never be more than moments away if you follow this clever idea. Just pre-prepare the ingredients in bulk, freeze in a bag and pop a portion in the blender each morning for a fresh smoothie on the go. Take a look at our 10 favourite smoothie and juice recipes for inspiration.
Don’t assume a delicious cocktail must contain alcohol. You can create soft drink magic with an imaginative blending of ingredients. Take a look at our non-alcoholic mojito and our blood orange mocktail.
There’s nothing wrong with a nice cuppa, but there’s a limit to how many you can drink. Why not ring the changes and try a glass of this deliciousness – sparkling green tea? It’s a concoction of green tea, ginger, honey and sparkling water.
For something uplifting and a little bit special, why not have a slurp on this gingerbread latte? With nutmeg, cinnamon and a little bit of ginger, it’s a real winter warmer.
Star anise, cloves, cinnamon – have you mulled recently? Heat and spices will transform any drink, not just red wine. Add these warming spices to apple juice or ginger ale for a delicious winter tipple.
Refreshing, creamy and delicious, a mango lassi hits the right spot. A blend of yoghurt, tinned mango and milk, it adds a hint of tropical exoticism when the weather does anything but.