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How to Master 10 fantasticly-simple Gluten Free Alcoholic drinks


Coconut-Water Vodka Cocktail
11/2 oz. vodka
6 oz. coconut water
Add a slice of orange, lime or lemon for garnish & extra flavor
Combine all the wet ingredients in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and add your garnish
3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
2 cups coconut water
11/2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups coconut rum Garnish with a pineapple wedges
Combine all the wet ingredients in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and add your garnish

Pineapple Coconut Sour
4 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. vodka (use a coconut flavored brand)
1 oz. lime juice
1 fresh lime
Add a few ice cubes in a shaker with a lid. Add the pineapple juice, vodka and lime juice. Shake for a few moments until its well chilled and then pour over fresh ice cubes. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Pumpkin Martin
1 tbsp. pumpkin purée
1 tbsp. coconut milk
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 1/2 oz. tequila (coconut, regular tequila is fine)
Ice (Fresh)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
Cinnamon (sprinkle)
Red pepper (sprinkle)
Put pumpkin puree, milk, Cointreau, Tequila, and Ice in a Martini Shaker and shake until chilled and well blended. Pour into a martini glass. Add cinnamon stick and extra flavor. Sprinkle a dash cinnamon and red pepper for an extra kick on top.

Gin Rickey
2 ounces gin
Juice of 1 lime
Club soda
Lime wedge for garnish
Fill a glass with ice.
Pour the gin and lime juice over the ice.
Top with club soda.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Combine all the wet ingredients in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and add your garnish
Whiskey Sour
1 1/2 ounces whiskey (or bourbon, Scotch, Canadian whiskey, or Irish whiskey)
4 ounces sour mix, recipe follows
Crushed ice
1 maraschino cherry
Combine the whiskey and sour mix in a large old-fashioned glass with ice. Stir, garnish with cherry, and serve.
Sour Mix:
1-ounce lemon juice
1-ounce sugar
2 ounces water
(Or you can mix the lemon juice with 3 oz.’s of coconut nectar)
Combine lemon juice and sugar, then dilute with water and stir to dissolve sugar.

Mimosa Cocktail
For 1
1/3 cup (79 ml) chilled dry sparkling wine
1/3 cup (79 ml) chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
1 tablespoon (15 ml) Grand Marnier or triple sec (optional)
Fill 8 champagne flutes 1/2 full with chilled sparkling wine. Top with orange juice. If you are using, top mimosa with 1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier or triple sec.
Cranberry Cosmopolitan
1 1/2 ounces vodka, preferably ruby red vodka or citron vodka
1/2 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce cranberry juice, red or white (make sure its High fructose corn syrup free)
1 fresh or frozen cranberry
To make the cranberry cosmopolitan, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Measure in the vodka, orange liqueur, and lime and cranberry juices and shake vigorously.
Strain the cranberry cosmopolitan into a martini glass and float a cranberry in the drink for garnish. Repeat as needed.
Classic Bloody Mary
1/4 cup (2 ounces) tomato juice
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) vodka
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated horseradish
3 dashes hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
1 pinch salt
1 dash freshly ground black pepper
About 1 cup ice cubes
1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 stalk celery
1 lemon wedge (optional)
In a pitcher, stir together tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir well. Fill your glass with ice, then pour mixture over the ice into the glass. Sprinkle lemon juice over. Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge (if using) and serve.

Pink tequila cocktails
Freshly squeezed 2 pink grapefruits
2oz tequila
½ juice from 1 lime
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and add your garnish

20 foods that naturally boost your own body’s detox power


  1. Brussels Sprouts
    Brussel sprouts are high in fiber, folate and antioxidants  which help to promote a healthy gut. Daily bathroom regularity helps to  remove toxins and waste from your body. These little guys also fight cancer and  help to manage diabetes.

2. organic, omega-3 eggs, free-range
A whole egg is amazing! They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats. The  choline, lecithin and insotol in eggs contain sulphur which is “eggcellent” for your liver. Eggs are the perfect protein. *Caution*If you have diabetes the egg yolks can raise your  cholesterol levels but those of us who don’t have diabetes, no need to worry about rising cholesterol levels.

3. Lentils
Lentils and beans help with your digestion, liver metabolism and is full of fiber which in turn helps you go poop!

4. Oats
This breakfast icon is rich in soluble fiber which slow down the rate of absorption and keeps you fuller longer. Oats promote a healthier and  happier gut which helps to stimulates the toxic waste of the bile made by your liver.

5. Garlic

Garlic is another one of those  superfoods. It helps to lower your cholesterol, fights cancer, hearth healthy, immune boosting, beats inflammation and contains the sulfur-containing compounds that increase help remove toxins from your body.

6. Lemon

Lemons helps cleanse and detox your body by helping your liver increase bile flow.

7. Asparagus

This veggie is just loaded with  fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, natural diuretic, lowers blood pressure , full of antioxidants and also may help slow the aging process. but helps rid the body of excess salts. It also is rich rich in a compound called cynarin, which promote natural production of bile juice essential for improved digestion.

8. Grapefruit

Grapefruit helps to reduce cholesterol levels, promote digestion and prevent kidney stones.

9. Red bell pepper

This vitamin C loaded veggie helps to breakdown toxic substances into digestible material.

10. Sunflower seeds

This seed increases the  liver’s ability to eliminate toxins and also prevent cholesterol build up in the circulatory system.

11. Turmeric

This spice is a powerful anti-inflammatory which  promotes digestion.

12. Sea vegetables, algae

Have powerful detoxing abilities that  are  alkalizing that  literally suck up toxins in the digestive tract and help erase them from the body.

13. Chia, hemp seeds

These seeds are excellent intestinal cleansers which help lubricate the intestinal walls and draw out toxins from the body.

14. Beets

Beets help push out toxins. They are rich in natural iron and they beautifully cleanse the blood.

15. Green Tea

Green tea is very  high antioxidant’s which  help find and kill free radicals before they can do any damage.


Raw onions deliver the most health benefits. Onions soak up arsenic ,lead mercury and tin. Onions contain chromium, which help to regulate blood sugar and they are anti inflammatory.

17. Olive Oil

olive oil activates the secretion of bile in your liver. It’s helps to control the LDL ( bad ) cholesterol while raising HDL ( good ) cholesterol.


Organic Apples are full of fiber, vitamins and  minerals.  It helps to  stimulate bile production which helps with detox as the liver gets rid of some toxins through the bile. Apples are also a good source of the soluble fiber pectin that can help detox metals from your body.


Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese, calcium and dietary fiber and a good source of iron and vitamin K.  Helps the liver in flushing out toxins, loaded With antioxidants, anti-Inflammatory properties, lowers your blood sugar levels and  is a cancer fighter.

Ginger spikes your metabolism, flushes out waste and  helps with  liver function.

Young and Raw has several great detox smoothie recipes. Here is one! Go check out their website.


1. Liver Boosting Beet Juice:

  • 1 beet
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 handful parsley

Instructions: Run all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy.

Another great website that have some good recipes is The Green Forks.


Extra things you can do to help your detox journey


Stop thinking about exercising just to lose weight. Exercising improves the function of every organ in your body including the liver. Thirty minutes alone of cardio exercise each day strengthens the circulatory system, improves sleep, boosts your energy, reduces stress, produces the happy chemicals in your brain and can boost your sex life!

Cut back on High Fructose Corn syrup and fake sugars

Detoxification can be very hard on your liver.  High-fructose foods are very tough on your liver. Why not help make the detox process easier & give your liver a break from HFCS.

Remember to Drink water, water and more water

Water helps flush out toxins. Boosts  your metabolism , helps in weight-loss, flushes out waste and makes your skin glow.  Drink half your body-weight in ounces of water (if you weigh 200lbs, drink 100oz of water each day).  Saunas are great to to help release the toxins from your skin by making you sweat it out.

Another great practitioner who can also help you in your eating better journey.

Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

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