Banning the booze: some delicious drinks for Dry January

The Dry January initiative makes sure to highlight that going one month without alcohol isn’t about giving things up. It’s more about getting things back, such as your health, energy, fun, and calm. Last year, the campaign found that 70% of participants slept better throughout the month, and 86% of people saved money by taking part.

We have an abundance of non-alcoholic drinks recipes to see you through January. Not just in the evenings, but drinks recipes to sustain you throughout the day, and to contribute to a healthy lifestyle in 2022. Here are our top picks.

Delightful Drinks

Even if you are giving up alcohol, it doesn’t have any effect on your morning coffee. Pure maple syrup is the perfect natural sweetener to add to your coffee instead of sugar. Our maple iced coffee adds amber maple syrup for its rich taste to compliment your coffee. Also, a quick tip when making an iced coffee is to make it in a heat-proof glass to avoid any unwanted mishaps.

If you’re looking for a drink to pep you up and see you through the day, you should give our natural energy drink a go. Did you know that pure Canadian maple syrup is a natural source of energy? It contains simple carbohydrates that convert into glucose and act as fuel for your body. The drink consists of unsweetened fruit juice, pure maple syrup, and star anise – a healthy and refreshing combination. And it can be made in less than five minutes.

It is likely that if you are taking the plunge into Dry January, you would like to be healthy in other areas of your life too. This is where our apple kale and maple smoothie can help. It is a delicious smoothie recipe that sneaks kale and spinach into your diet. The green vegetables are masked by the sweet flavour of apples and the robust flavour of dark pure maple syrup.

Now, if you’re looking for a drink that tastes as good as it looks, then you have to try Rosie Robinson’s perfect specials maple smoothie. The blueberries in this smoothie give it a gorgeous purple colouring. The bulk of the smoothie is made up of oats, bananas, and pure maple syrup, making it an energy-filled smoothie to help you through the day. It even includes maca powder, a powder made from the highly nutrient-dense maca plant – a rich source of vitamins and minerals.

If you are not a fan of spinach or blueberries, then a simple creamy strawberry and maple smoothie is the option for you. Tasty, quick, and easy, this recipe uses amber pure maple syrup to sweeten the drink, especially when strawberries aren’t quite into their peak season. There is no better pairing than strawberries and cream so if you’re dreaming of Wimbledon and summer make sure to give this recipe a taste.

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to more than 50 countries.

Everywhere it goes, consumers of all ages appreciate maple’s unique flavour.

Scientists are studying maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the stipulated amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60ml (1/4 cup).

A natural source of energy

Maple syrup is a natural source of energy. Check out our recipes for food and drinks before, during, and after exercise.