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Celebrate National Wellness Month with 5 Super Healthy Mocktails

What better way to celebrate National Wellness Month than with festive drinks that are good for you from health and wellness expert Michelle Harris

National wellness month, healthy mocktails

It’s national wellness month, and if you’re going to toast to your health anyway, why not celebrate with tasty and refreshing mocktails that pack a nutritional punch?

National wellness month, healthy mocktailsHealthy lifestyle expert Michelle Harris, host of Alive & Well with Michelle Harris, a national TV series promoting the wellness lifestyle, is among the many celebrities that are avoiding alcohol these days, along with Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt. Even Dorit Kemsley from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has her own line of alcohol free bubbly, called alcoholic free champagne line called L’Astuce Cuvee Zero.

Harris takes the alcohol free craze one step farther, by actually making them nutricious. “I have added powerful antioxidants like Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup to many of my mocktail recipes, to help support a healthy immune system,” she says. “Using healthy fruit, natural sweeteners along with nutritious add-ons, they take any drink to the next level.”

So you get a shot of vitamins in your National Wellness Month toast? How appropriate! And how healthy!

Michelle was kind enough to share some of her super healthy mocktail recipes with us. Take a look at her:

5 Super Healthy Mocktails to Celebrate National Wellness Month 


Hibiscus Raspberry Black Elderberry Infused Tea with Mint Blueberry Ice Cubes

This is perfect for making by the glass or pitcher, and is a drink the entire family will love. The kids won’t realize it’s packed with nutrition and fresh fruit goodness!


Pre-freeze ice cubes with blueberries and fresh mint.

Brew hibiscus raspberry tea and allow to cool overnight

Pour over blueberry mint ice cubes

Add 2 tsp Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup and enjoy!


Orange Pomegranate Black Elderberry-tini

Try this for a fresh, healthy take on the martini.


Dip rim in sugar or edible gold sugar

Add 1 part pomegranate juice, one part non-alcoholic orange liquor (Harris suggests Lyres Amaretti Non-Alcohol Spirit)

Pour in shaker with ice, Pour into glass through strainer

Add 2 tsp Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup


Black Elderberry Vanilla Cream Soda


Add 2 tsp Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup

1 natural vanilla cream soda

1 small scoop of non-dairy ice cream (Harris suggests cashew ice-cream)

Top with non-dairy whipped topping

Serve cold


Iced Golden Late

National wellness month, healthy mocktails

An iced golden latte is a delicious alternative to iced coffee. Using almond or oat milk, cinnamon, ginger and the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric creates a creamy delight. Served over ice in warmer months, this iced golden latte is sure to become a favorite!



Brew and chill turmeric tea

Add cinnamon and ginger to taste

Mix half tea and half almond or oat milk

Add 1oz alcohol free almond liquor (Lyre’s Amaretti Non-Alcohol Spirit)

Sweeten to taste

Serve chilled or over ice


Black Elderberry Wellness Shot

Who doesn’t love a good shot? Just about the only thing that makes shots more fun is knowing that they’re going to be good for you. Harris notes Black Elderberry Wellness shot is the perfect pick me up for any time of the day, not just Happy Hour forward.


Combine equal parts

pineapple juice (for digestive enzymes)

lemon juice (for detoxification)

1 TBS Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup.

Down the hatch!


Harris adds: “For a beautiful touch to these healthy cocktails, garnish or add ice cubes made with fresh fruit, edible flowers or herbs. They look amazing and add an even greater nutritional boost!”

Michelle Harris is one of the media’s leading lifestyle experts, and is a frequent guest on TV shows, radio shows, magazine interviews, red carpets and live events. She is also the co-founder of Animal Angels, a non-profit advocacy group where celebrities promote pet health and adoptions. Follow Michelle on IG @michelleharris_tv

What better way to celebrate National Wellness Month than with festive drinks that are good for you from health and wellness expert Michelle Harris?