Refreshing Blueberry Fizz Mocktail

When it’s hot outside, you want something refreshing to help you cool off. Even better is when you can make a nice cool drink with fresh fruit. So why not try a blueberry fizz mocktail? Blueberries are both delicious and nutritious. In the summer months, you can easily find fresh ones at your local farmers markets and stores. If you can’t get fresh blueberries, try it with frozen blueberries. Some people like to add other flavors as well. Continue reading “Refreshing Blueberry Fizz Mocktail”

Drink a Peach Ginger Smoothie for a Plant-Based Diet Breakfast

Whether or not you subscribe to a full-time plant-based diet, you cannot deny that there are a lot of healthy, great-tasting options out there to incorporate even part time. What I love about the Peach Ginger Smoothie is not only the great taste, because I love peach-flavored anything, but also the ginger. I have a wonky stomach at times, and ginger is so wonderful for helping it to balance out. Add in some other healthy ingredients to this smoothie recipe, and you’re definitely kicking off your morning in the right way. Continue reading “Drink a Peach Ginger Smoothie for a Plant-Based Diet Breakfast”

Indulge in a Carrot Cake Smoothie

Breakfast smoothies are a great way to start the day. I like to mix it up with a variety of flavors, depending on my mood. I also have a tendency to get bored with the same thing day in and day out, but want to focus on healthy smoothie recipes as much as possible. The carrot cake smoothie is one that tricks you into thinking you’re enjoying a dessert, even though it is actually healthy.

Tempt your taste buds with the natural sweetness of oranges and carrots, balanced with complementary spices. Top it off with homemade coconut whipped cream for that dessert-y final touch if you want. And sometimes, to mix it up a bit, I may skip the whipped cream, and try other alternative milks for different flavors.

This smoothie recipe makes enough for two people. Plan ahead and plan to share. Or go ahead and be selfish on occasion. 🙂 Continue reading “Indulge in a Carrot Cake Smoothie”

Indulge in a Pink Grapefruit Martini with Mocktail Version

There’s just something about relaxing with a refreshing martini at the end of a long day, or while hanging out with friends. And a pink martini is a really pretty one. So at your next gathering, why not try this Pink Grapefruit Martini recipe? Kids, or people who choose to not indulge, will enjoy the mocktail version. You could even serve them with your family dinner. I just have visions of sitting out on the deck, poolside, or even at a fun picnic. Continue reading “Indulge in a Pink Grapefruit Martini with Mocktail Version”

Pumpkin Spice Latte Variations

Pumpkin spice season seemed to have actually started back in about August. Products started creeping in on the shelves at stores (I’m looking at you, Trader Joe’s!) and all of the memes started flooding my feed. In September, it started to feel a bit more acceptable, as the fall season technically starts. And of course, October is the month that there’s no holds barred when it comes to all things pumpkin. You can even keep it going through November and get away with it.

But grabbing those pumpkin spiced lattes on the go can add up quite quickly. Yes, the bonus points are great, but your pocketbook may not always be appreciative of the addiction. Or now that the weather is getting colder, you may not feel like trying to go out into elements to get your tasty treat. Just imagine curling up with a tasty cup of fall flavors while curled up on the couch. (I know, sometimes it is a total pipe dream, but we’re imagining, right?) So here are a few ways to go about it.

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