Recipe: Blackberry Moe-jito

Late summer is kickin’ in so here’s a healthy mocktail recipe for you!

Summer is my most favorite season of all and I came up with this recipe when I was going through Lyme disease and mold illness treatment. I was on all sorts of antibiotics of which some couldn’t interact with alcohol. My liver was already working like a champ trying to detoxify constantly from the Lyme bacteria die-off, the toxins and chemicals in the pharmaceuticals themselves, the lack of detox I had done in the years before I became ill and the fact that I have the MTFHR gene mutation that was not properly identified or supported until halfway through my treatment. Whew! My liver was seriously stressed!

Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria in your gut so I also avoided sugar, including natural sources, to keep the levels of candida/yeast in my body as low as possible. Consuming sugars would be like adding kerosene to a bonfire as they feed candida.

An overabundance of candida in the body can produce a whole host of symptoms from brain fog, fatigue to joint and muscle aches. Additionally, it can weigh down the immune system and make it more difficult to heal and thrive.

 

Enjoy!

 

Blackberry Moe-jito
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Here's a healthy mocktail recipe for summer! It’s my most favorite season of all and I came up with this recipe when I was going through Lyme disease and mold illness treatment. I was on all sorts of antibiotics of which some couldn't interact with alcohol and I didn't eat simple sugars to keep the levels of good bacteria in my gut healthy.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  2. 1 Tbsp of lime juice and a few cut up lime segments for garnish
  3. 6-7 fresh blackberries
  4. 1 cup of ice
  5. 3/4 cup of sparkling mineral water
  6. 1-6 drops of liquid stevia
Instructions
  1. Add the lime juice and one of the lime segments into a glass.
  2. Add the mint and 5 of the blackberries and muddle the concoction together well.
  3. Add the ice and sparkling mineral water and stir. Taste.
  4. If it is too sour or not sweet enough for you, add 1 drop of liquid stevia then taste. If it's still not to your liking add 1 more drop, then taste and continue until your palate is pleased.
  5. Drop in another blackberry or two and a lime segment for garnish & enjoy!
Notes
  1. I recommend the Gerolsteiner brand of mineral water above all other brands.
  2. Liquid stevia goes a very long way with just one drop so use sparingly. I do not recommend using powdered stevia for this recipe.
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