|July 1, 2016

7 Bulletproof Drinks for the 4th of July

By Bulletproof Staff
Reviewed by Emily Gonzalez, ND for Scientific Accuracy

7 Bulletproof Drinks for the 4th of July

Life isn’t just coffee and water. Sometimes, you want a flavorful drink to enjoy in the sunshine and celebrate the holiday. Good news: You don’t have to sacrifice your health goals to make it happen. Below, you’ll find festive smoothies, non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails made without dairy, gluten or added sugar.

Big taste, no booze

Red, White and Blue Smoothie

  •      1 can (15 ounces) full-fat coconut milk (non-BPA can)
  •      3/4 cup fresh organic raspberries
  •      1 cup fresh organic blueberries
  •      Organic grated coconut
  •      Stevia or a low-glycemic sugar substitute to taste

Blend the coconut milk with the raspberries until smooth. You can substitute frozen berries to make it super-chill. Or add more fresh ones if you want more tang. Garnish with lots of grated coconut and top with fresh blueberries.

Sparkling Plum & Rootbeer Bitters

Bitters are a blend of herbs, roots, bark and spices that have been extracted with alcohol. They usually have a complex floral flavor with sour or bitter undertones, hence the name.

One tasty and clean way to use bitters is by simply mixing a few drops with quality sparkling mineral water. You can use all kinds of bitters, but a Bulletproof staff favorite is the Plum & Rootbeer mix from Vancouver-based Bittersling. While bitters technically have alcohol, the amount is trivial.

Dairy-Free Iced Mocha

Glass of iced coffee on napkin

This rich mocha recipe proves that you can enjoy rich, creamy coffee without sugar or dairy. (And if you don’t want to mix anything, just pour Dark Chocolate Cold Brew With Collagen Protein over ice — easy!)

Sugar-Free Keto Lemonade Three Ways

Glass of lemonade on wooden table

Like a Russian nesting doll, this lemonade recipe contains two other recipes inside of it: Basil Lemonade and Smashed Raspberry Lemonade.

Ginger-Mint Green Tea Cooler 

Glass of ginger mint green tea cooler

One sip of this refreshingly minty drink will prove that “delicious” doesn’t have to mean “packed with sugar.” This recipe is made with a low-glycemic sugar substitute, an alternative sweetener that won’t raise your blood sugar.

Adult drinks

Alcohol isn’t a health food, obviously. But many of us drink it, especially to celebrate holidays. If you choose to drink, this alcohol guide will help you minimize the after-effects. As a rule of thumb, tend toward clear liquor over beer or wine — unless it’s made by Dry Farms Wine. Enjoy these drinks responsibly. If you struggle with alcohol or want to stop drinking, talk to a professional. 

Unfairly Simple Vodka Cocktail

Vodka cocktail in glass with mint

You might have heard of a Vodka Red Bull. This drink combines vodka and Unfair Advantage, an energy supplement that supports clean, clear energy — without any funky ingredients or additives.

Spicy Collagen Margarita

Spicy collagen margarita in glass

It sounds strange, but this margarita recipe hits all the right notes: spice, flavor and benefits from collagen protein.

Make this next: Keto Raspberry Thyme Gin Fizz

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