Tis’ the season to be jolly - and let’s face it, a mulled wine or three helps us get in to the festive spirit. However, in the January aftermath it’s common for us to moan about our overindulgence over the holidays, blaming all those Christmas parties where we felt obliged to partake in the cocktails and canapés (when the reality is we were hunting them down).
To save us all from the post-Christmas guilt trip we’ve rounded up the best drinks and nibbles so you can enjoy yourself without having to plan a full body detox in the New Year. Nutritional Consultant, Gemma Landau and Nutritional Therapist, Anne-France Rix, from The Food Doctor Clinic share their insider tips on what to avoid and the skinny-jeans-friendly alternative.
Bailey’s Irish Cream vs Bloody Mary
Bailey’s: 327 calories for 100ml with 13grams of fat
Bloody Mary: 125 calories per serving 0.1grams of fat
Calories saved: 202
Fat saved: 12.9 grams
Anne-France Rix suggests 'opting for Vodka rather than creamy or darker spirits' as it has fewer additives. This reduces the workload on your liver to help with the detoxification process.
If you do crave a Bailey’s at Christmas don’t deny yourself, just don’t overdo it. Stick to a single measure with lots of ice and sip it slowly. Treats are allowed, just in moderation.