Hot summers in the south mean lazy days of sipping lemonade and ice tea on the porch. And usually, both are laden with sugar. After my last trip to the south, my boyfriend got bit by the sweet tea bug. Thus, upon our return home, he created his own sweet tea, using stevia. Stevia is … More Southern Sweet Tea
Green smoothies are a great way to get a good dose of greens into your diet – far more than just eating a salad. And combining them with fruit makes them more palatable for many. A serving of the smoothie below contains over 3 cups of dark leafy green vegetables, which is more than … More Green Smoothie Charge
This is easier than you might think! Perfect for adding to sparkling water for a cocktail or to hot water for tea. Ingredients: ~1/4 cup (1 oz) ginger 2 cups water 1/4-1/2 tsp stevia leaves or powder Procedure: Simply slice ginger. Add all ingredients to a pot, bring to a boil and let simmer for … More Sugar Free Ginger Syrup
Ingredients: apple cider made with 100% apples and sparkling water…or sparkling apple cider fresh ginger thinly sliced or homemade ginger syrup cinnamon stick Procedure: Combine apple cider and ginger and shake, stir, muddle…whatever! The point is to release the ginger flavor. If you want to avoid the dealing with the ginger pieces, strain mixture into … More Apple-tini Mocktail
My all time favorite tea to keep me cool during the summer! 3-4 Tb dried hibiscus flowers 4-5 Tb dried peppermint leaves 1/2 lemon Put hibiscus and peppermint in tea bag. Cut lemon into quarters. Add to large jar with 1 gallon water. Sit in sun to steep until a deep red color. Cool or … More Lemon-Hibiscus-Peppermint Tea
This is exactly what I made the other day. Totally satisfied my craving! Yields 4 servings (serving size: 6 ounces) * 2 cups pineapple chunks, frozen * 2 cups coconut water Puree pineapple and coconut water in a blender until smooth. Optional: Serve in glass rimmed with shredded coconut.
I love this picture!! It’s one of my tias who lives in Puerto Rico. As we were driving around we spotted a tree full of ripe oranges, and spontaneously stopped and picked a bunch! Unfortunately, they weren’t that good. But this picture is so much fun! Inspires me and makes me smile. Sharing one of … More Citrus Inspiration
Looking for an alternative to milk? Ran out of milk? Don’t like milk? …but still want to enjoy a delicious bowl of granola or make a creamy smoothie? While there are many ways to make alternative milks, this one has become my favorite of late, and goes great over my homemade granola! 1 frozen banana … More Hemp-Banana Milk