Many of the women I speak with say "F*ck it!!!" when it comes to drinking after breast cancer.
"I've had cancer, I'm going to just enjoy my life and eat and drink whatever I want!!!"
I get it...there's definitely a sense of that after you've had the thought "am I going to die?" and even more so, the harder the battle!
And let's not forget FOMO (Fear of missing out) and worrying about people thinking we're boring because we're not drinking!
For me...after making the promise to myself, my hubby and my kiddos that I'd do everything in my power to not get this disease again...I choose not to drink alcohol because I know that it increases my risk of getting sick again.
Does it make me a bit sad? Yes, at times...I'm not going to lie, I used to enjoy my glass of red wine or a cocktail on a warm summer evening...but my reason for not drinking is so much bigger than any craving I might have.
I choose health
I choose life
I choose family
Everyday, all day.
But...it doesn't mean that I can't have fun!
Whether it's a chocolate chip cookie or a margarita, it's simply about making tweaks in a recipe to healthier ingredients!
Living life is not about deprivation, it's about nourishing our mind, body and soul with things that serve us.
That being said, enjoy in good health this awesome recipe for a Virgin Margarita...perfect for World Cocktail Day (May 13th 2021) or your summer BBQ's.
Enjoy and feel free to share. Let me know in the comments how you like it xoxo Karin