A Dash of Red

My latest summer fruit smoothie blend, this lush, velvety red mixture is full of sweet, plump cherries, succulent raspberries, and tart cranberries blended together with luscious, antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice. Ingredients: 1 handful frozen Raspberries 1/2 handful frozen Cranberries a large handful of frozen Cherries a Banana 1 cup Pomegranate Juice 1/4 – 1/2 cup Water…

Coconut Frappuccino

Iced coffee season is back!  Here is a homemade, dairy-free version of a coconut frappuccino that combines frozen coconut and coffee into a delightful blended summer  drink that’s somewhere between a coconut smoothie and an iced coffee. Ingredients: 1/2 cup frozen Coconut flesh (if you can find fresh coconut to use, that would be great,…

Gingerbread Latte

Generally considered a holiday treat, I drink my homemade gingerbread lattes all year long.  Using a steam wand will give your latte a nice frothy foam, but I usually don’t mess with it.  I am in it for the taste and the caffeine, and both can be achieved without the high tech gadgets.  I even…

The Art of the Kale Shake

Why take multi vitamins throughout the summer months when you can sit down and drink a refreshingly sweet and tangy kale shake?  My sister and I have been experimenting with kale shakes for several years now, and we have come up with a formula of three basic ingredients that seem to be the key to…

Raspberry Iced Tea

Raspberry iced tea has been my summer beverage of choice for several years now.  Unfortunately, I have a slight food sensitivity to blackberries, and I have found that most store bought brands of raspberry iced tea do not always differentiate between raspberries and blackberries in their flavorings.  After a few blackberry related incidences, and a…

Tahini Chocolate Iced Coffee

I saw a recipe for an Iced Tahini Mocha, and decided to create my own version of it.  I find iced expresso to be nothing short of coffee sacrilege – you may as well drink water with brown food coloring in it – gone is the bold coffee flavor and in its place is a…

Fresh Ginger Tea

I am one of those strange people who find most packaged ginger teas too strong, and prefer to turn to the mellower flavors of fresh ginger root when steeping my tea.  The spicy bite is still there, but it is smoothed out by the softer ginger flavors.  I find that there is something indulgently romantic…