So… 2015 is coming to an end. I’m still in a bit of denial about it all, but since the New Year is drawing close, I thought this would be a great time to wrap up some important lessons I learned this year:
- There’s nothing more important than the people in your life. Value your friends and family because we can’t survive in this crazy world without our community.
- You gotta trust your gut and be true to yourself. If something doesn’t feel right, get out… even if it’s really hard to walk away.
- In the end, everything really does turn out okay. That being said, getting through the tough times isn’t fun or easy, and it often feels downright miserable. But, when you get through to the other side, I believe that we always emerge as better, stronger people for it.
- Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. In fact, don’t judge it at all. It’s so easy for us to make judgements about other people and situations, but the truth is that until we read the book, we just don’t know what the heck we’re talking about.
- The most important thing we can do in our lives is to follow our hearts, stay on our own path, and be kind to each other.
And, of course, make non-alcoholic mango mojitos. After all, it’s the best way to ring in the New Year!
Psst: if you’re looking for other healthy mocktails for New Year’s, here’s a list of my 20+ favorites!
This non-alcoholic mango mojito is refreshingly delicious and is perfect for anyone who wants to skip all the refined sugar and empty calories in a traditional mojito. This one starts with fresh mango (frozen can be substituted if needed) and adds mint, ice, lime wedges, and a little bit of sparkling water. It’s so simple!
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!
- 1 ripe mango, diced (about 1 cup)
- 12 springs mint
- 32 ounces sparkling water or club soda
- 1 lime, sliced into wedges
- Add mango and mint to a large glass and muddle the ingredients together using a muddler until the mango and mint become a thick paste. OR, add mango and mint to a food processor/blender and process until well incorporated.
- Divide the mango-mint mixture amongst four glasses and top with ice, sparkling water, and a squeeze of fresh lime.