Let’s start this with a confession: today I need a margarita.
After a long weekend of dealing with website troubles and technology that I still don’t quite understand, I am ready for a drink.
After three and a half years of blogging through Blogger, this year I made the decision to switch my website to WordPress. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a fabulous and knowledgeable professional to help me move everything, but there have still been some kinks to work out along the way. Some of you may have noticed that this website wasn’t loading over the weekend, but hopefully everything should be resolved by now. But, if you’re still having some trouble or things are acting weird (broken links, missing images, etc), would you mind contacting me and letting me know? Big thanks in advance.
Regardless of how your weekend was, perhaps you need a margarita too?
This isn’t the typical combination of alcohol and sugar like most mixed drinks though. This one is actually a nutritious drink that energizes our cells while making our tastebuds feel like we’re doing something a little naughty. And it has a special stress-relieving ingredient that I know I definitely need after this weekend…
One of the main ingredients in this healthy margarita is Natural Calm magnesium supplement. I’ve mentioned magnesium supplementation on this blog before (check out my Blood Orange Spritzer recipe) because I think that the majority of us need extra magnesium in our diets. (I know I do!)
Magnesium is a mineral that you can find in sea vegetables, dark leafy greens and green vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and cacao. However, due to mineral depletion in our soil and cooking/heating our food, most of the magnesium in our food supply is minimal by the time it reaches our bodies. And, if you consume coffee, sugar, or high amounts of protein, this can also deplete magnesium levels in the body.
Magnesium deficiency can cause a variety of conditions, including:
- Stress, anxiety and panic attacks
- Constipation and IBS symptoms
- Heart disease
- Headaches and migraines
- Musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, cramps, etc)
- PMS symptoms
- and a host of others (read more here)
I began taking Natural Calm in January of this year and have noticed a huge difference in my stress levels, sleep, PMS symptoms, and lack of headaches. I love that the supplement is easy to take because it’s simply a powder that is mixed with water. It’s vegan, gluten-free and sweetened with organic stevia so when mixed with water, it makes a bubbly, sweet drink. It comes in several flavors (including one plain without stevia), but the raspberry-lemon is definitely my favorite.
And now, it’s margarita time!
Disclosure: In the past Natural Vitality has provided me with complimentary samples of their products, but I am not under any obligation to write a positive review or create a recipe. I was so shocked by my findings on magnesium deficiency and the difference that this supplement made for me this year that I wanted to share it with you. I would never recommend a product here that I do not personally use and believe in.
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Raspberry Lemonade Natural Calm Magesium Supplement
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- Juice from 2 fresh limes (a little over ⅓ cup)
- 16 oz plain sparkling water
- Fresh herbs for garnish (optional, I used basil)
- Mix water with magnesium powder. Add lime juice, sparkling water, and ice.
- Garnish with fresh herbs (if desired) and serve immediately.