Are Bloody Marys Healthy
Are you really health conscious? But do you like to drink the special brunch cocktail sometimes? Uh oh…those two are difficult to coexist right?
Well maybe not…while you absolutley should not overdrink alcohol, there are ways to make a Bloody Mary more healthy. And a bloody mary offers far more health benefits than a typical Manhattan or the other popular breakfast cocktail, a mimosa.
Let’s go over the ingredients in a typical Bloody Mary
- Tomato Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Spices or Hot Sauce
- Horseradish and or Wosteshire Sauce
- Celery Stick garnish
So…Are Bloody Marys Healthy?
Well lets break down that ingredient list.
One of the main ingredients is tomatoes. That’s great news as you’ll read.
As long as you’re not going crazy with a Loaded Bloody Mary and pack on the Insane Bloody Mary Garnishes…you have several healthy ingredients.
Tomato Juice – Tomatoes
Although often thought of as a vegetable, tomatoes are actually a fruit. In fact, technically they’re considered a berry.
- vitamin C
- vitamin E.
Tomatoes are packed with nutrients that are great for your body’s natural processes. Tomatoes are considered a high-antioxidant food and one of the best sources of the phytonutrient, called lycopene, in the world.
Lycopene is closely tied to enhanced immunity and cancer risk reduction.
No alcohol is good for you. But if you are going to drink alcohol in moderation, it is the clearer types of alcohol that are easier on your body. Generally speaking, clear liquor is also less coloric. One serving of vodka contains only 97 calories and zero carbs.
- vitamin C
- dietary fiber
Horseradish fights the common cold, analgesic, antibiotic properties, protective against UTI’s, cancer-fighting properties called glucosinolates.
- vitamin K
- vitamin C
- vitamin B6
Celery is an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes. Celery is known to fight cancer, lower high blood pressure, ease insomnia, prevent kidney stones and help with digestive problems.
If you want to know how many calories a are in a bloody mary, we’ve put together a great post breaking down bloody mary calories.
And if you want to a get natural energy drink or a delicious way to get some extra servings of fruits and vegetables, we’ve created a delicious Virgin Bloody Mary Drink recipe HERE.
A Healthier Bloody Mary Recipe
There are a few ways to make your bloody mary better for you.
Try our Low Carb Keto Bloody Mary
We hoped this answered the question, “Are bloody Marys Healthy”. As always make sure you drink in modernation.
I made a Bloody Mary without the vodka as I didn’t have any it was sooo nice I love tomatoes so great way to have it
For sure! Virgin Marys (without the booze) are how we start most mornings. The boozy version on the weekends. The spice of a good Bloody Mary mix adds some kick and a great way to drink your veggies.
That’s not a Bloody Mary that is literally fucking tomato juice
Came across this article because for some reason I was hankering after a Bloody Mary for lunch today, I had forgot how good these lovely ladies were. I had a virgin and I’m planning to have one a day from now on, busily looking for alternative recipe’s to replace my rather basic one…