So I have a new obsession. I used to hate these but have found a new appreciation for one of the strangest drinks there is, the Bloody Mary! I don’t know what it is lately but I can’t get enough of them. I can happily even drink them even without the vodka.
I’ve recently gone on a search for the best pre-made mix and I’ve found a winner. I love this so much that I brought a bottle with me to the UK while I’m here working for a couple of months. The winner, hands down, is Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix Unfortunately Zing Zang can only be purchased in North America but I have a solution for all of you other folk, keep reading!
I like to think that I’m being healthy as well because Bloody Marys have lots of good things in them as well (not necessarily the american style ones topped with burgers and such). According to Spoon University, tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, which is supposed to lower the risk of disease and it’s also great for adding a bit of protection to your skin. It helps aid in digestion and it’s a great hangover cure thanks to the combo of acidic juice, vodka and spices. Oh and let’s talk about horseradish! It’s filled with glucosinolates which can increase the liver’s ability to detoxify carcinogens and can suppress the growth of existing tumors AND it has 10 times more glucosinolates than broccoli. Doctors even recommend 1/4 teaspoon of horseradish a day!
So try something different and fix you up one of these fabulous concoctions. It’s for your health after all! If you’d like to make your own, here is one of my favorite recipes from food.com