Just in time for the holidays. Is it just me or do you feel like you need to CHILL but can’t? Don’t you wish you could take a sip of something (that wasn’t bad for you), and magically run out of f*cks to give WITHOUT having to drink alcohol? Who wants to feel good for a hot minute then end up feeling even more anxious, depleted & sh*tty afterward? I used to have a sip of champagne every once in a while during the holidays or on special occasions, but I don’t even do that anymore. In my early 20’s I drank but as I’ve gotten older, healthier and more comfortable in my own skin, alcohol doesn’t serve me like it used to. I have nothing against drinking, it just has no value for me today. Honestly though… with my current schedule, the holidays coming up and stresses I’ve been dealing with, I feel like I could use a margarita right about now (just not with the gross, sugary, caloric, anxiety-inducing booze). So… I wanted to share my Calm Margarita recipe with you guys. I have this drink (or a variation of it… more recipes to come) when I’m out with friends (yes, I make it in public, it seriously takes 2 seconds & saves so much money).
This margarita isn’t comprised of any alcohol or sugar and in my opinion, the effects are so.much.better. It’s actually GOOD FOR YOU, relieves stress & chills you out like none other. The main ingredient? I call it nature’s xanax: Natural Calm. It also energizes your cells, combats fatigue and tastes better than any boozy margarita I’ve ever tried.
Here’s my super easy, dysfunctional-friends-and-family tested, holiday-approved, 3 ingredient Calm Margarita recipe:
Before I go over the margarita recipe, I want to give you a rundown of the main ingredient. All of the other ingredients are so simple, healthy and basic, I just need to explain this one.
The main ingredient in the Calm Margarita is Natural Calm, which is a magnesium supplement. I’ve mentioned Natural Calm before in a blog post that I did on social anxiety. I explained how if you suffer from anxiety, you may very well be magnesium deficient. I also talked about how this supplement combats candida (I discuss candida here & here as well).
What is magnesium and why is it the main ingredient in this margarita recipe?
Magnesium is a power house, boss-of-all-bosses, kind of mineral. Foods that are high in magnesium include dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, avocados, yogurt, bananas, sea veggies & dark chocolate.
If it’s found in these foods, why do we even need supplementation & why are so many of us magnesium deficient?
Most of the magnesium in our food supply is barely detectable by the time it we ingest it due to the cooking process (heat destroys it), and the mineral depletion in our soil today. Also, caffeine and sugar murder your magnesium levels so if you’re an avid consumer, you should definitely consider magnesium supplementation.
+ always check with your doctor first before starting any new supplement.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency:
According to this website (and my own experiences).
- Social anxiety
- Obsessive thoughts (that can lead to panic attacks)
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- Trouble sleeping
- Eczema and/or irritated; acneic skin
- Headaches & migraines
- Constipation and IBS symptoms
- Muscle spasm and weakness
- Poor nail growth
- Debilitating PMS symptoms
I stared taking Natural Calm almost 5 years ago. The first night that I took it I got so relaxed, I slept for 12 hours straight. As I began to take it regularly, I noticed a significant difference in my mood, skin, social anxiety, overall stress levels, sleep patterns and (debilitating) PMS symptoms.
I’m boring/weird and like my Natural Calm unflavored (the unflavored doesn’t taste good to
most people everyone, but I like it). I have it every day with hot water (& if I REALLY want to chill out, I’ll throw in a chamomile tea bag and some fresh mint).
A few months ago, I had to take 1/2 of a xanax for a dental procedure and not only is Natural Calm more effective, it’s NATURAL.
Added benefit: it gets your digestive system moving & grooving by aiding in the flushing out of toxins.
Another thing I love about Natural Calm is that it’s GMO-free, vegan, gluten-free and it’s sweetened with organic, GMO-free stevia so when you mix it with water, it bubbles like a cool chemistry experiment. And it’s so EASY to take and incorporate with ANY tea, water or mocktail.
It’s powder that you mix with water. Doesn’t get much simpler than that.
Natural Calm comes in several flavors (raspberry lemon & cherry are my favorites) and the best part? It also comes in to-go packets so you can literally make your own 2 second Calm Margarita wherever you are when you’re out with friends. Just ask the bartender for the ingredients in a glass, add your natural calm and you’re good to go (I seriously do this all the time).
Calm Margarita Recipe
Preparation time: 1 minute / Serves: 2
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of Cherry (for a white cherry margarita), or Raspberry Lemon (for a berry, lemonade-y mint margarita) Natural Calm Magesium Supplement
- 1 cup of water at room temp
- A dash of fresh squeezed lime juice
- 20 oz of plain sparkling water
- Optional: fresh mint (or whatever you want to add to it! I love adding raspberries, pomegranate seeds or a dash of tart cherry juice). I also like to add some pink Himalayan salt to the rim. Besides being a really pretty garnish, pink Himalayan salt has so many health benefits.
+ * as always, please check with your healthcare provider to see if magnesium supplementation is right for you and if so, what dosage. Check out the Natural Calm site for more info.
- Mix the room temp water with the magnesium powder (it’s best to let this sit for a minute until the bubbling subsides).
- Add lime juice, sparkling water, & ice.
- Add whatever garnish you’d like (if you’re going to go with the pink Himalayan salt, make sure to first dip the rim of the glass in lemon juice so the salt sticks).
Voilà! You now have the best (& healthiest!) drink in the room (& zero f*cks to give).
Not only does this take the edge off (especially during the holidays), it lessens the impact from the dysfunction of everyone and everything (& is totally healthy and guilt free).
See ya tomorrow x