Basic Almond Mylk

Ingredients: 1 cup almonds, soaked overnight 4 cups water pinch of sea salt optional: 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-2 pitted dates Procedure: • Blend almonds and water together until almonds are well broken down and you have created a milky color. • Strain through a nut-mylk bag or other fine mesh apparatus. • Rinse the … More Basic Almond Mylk

Watermelon Cooler

I’m always thinking about new ways to add in extra vegetables into my diet…in exciting ways.  And since it’s summer, why not mix them with the sweet taste and cooling affects of watermelon! Cucumbers are also very hydrating and cooling to the body. And fennel contains numerous phytonutrients that promote immunity and anti-aging. So, drink … More Watermelon Cooler

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin season!!!  And what a better way to enjoy it than with a hot mug of warm spices and seasonal pumpkin…without all the sugar and high price of cafes. Ingredients (serves 1): 1 cup cashew milk* (or milk of your choice) 1/2-3/4 cup coffee or coffee substitute ( I used Dandy Blend)2 tb 100% pumpkin … More Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yerba Mate Frappe

To give your morning or workout an energy boost and buzz, try making a Yerba Mate smoothie!  This is also a great alternative to those super duper sweet frappes served in coffee shops, and way easy to make.  Plus, Yerba Mate has less caffeine than coffee, and may even help with balancing insulin levels.  And … More Yerba Mate Frappe

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

Turmeric root, cinnamon, chia and flax seeds, and dark leafy greens are rich in anti-inflammatory properties.  Coconut water is nature’s sport drink, containing significant amounts of potassium, mangesium, and other vitamins and minerals.  And dark leafy greens like kale are a superfood of cleansing and healing properties. 

Sugar-free Margarita

For those hot days when you want something fun to drink, but don’t want all the sugar and other crap that comes in Margarita mixes.  Seriously, have you read the label of margarita mixes lately? High fructose corn syrup, yellow 1, blue 5, polysorbate 60,….and even in ones advertised as made with agave nectar. The … More Sugar-free Margarita

Raspberry Smoothie

I love the combination of raspberries and yogurt – plain yogurt gives it a zippy tart taste (SweetShine recommended) or if you must have your sweetner, add lightly sweetened vanilla yogurt for a smoother taste. Serves 1-2 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 cup plain yogurt (I like the Greek yogurt) 1 tb chia seeds 1 … More Raspberry Smoothie

Green Mango Smoothie

Very light, mild tasting green drinks are a good way of including blended greens into your diet.  The flavor can be enhanced by the addition of lemon or lime juice, ginger, mint, or other herbs and spices.  Experiment and have fun!