Drink Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Oatmilk Latte

Instead of heading to the drive through for a pumpkin spiced latte, why not make your own instead at home!  It is a great use for that little bit of leftover pumpkin you sometimes get from other recipes, and it is healthier too!  Traditional pumpkin spiced lattes are usually filled with fake flavors, and loads of refined sugar and dairy.  But this one is made with maple syrup and oatmilk!  It is delicious, and perfect for a cool fall day!

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Mango Berry Ginger Smoothie

We all might have indulged a bit too much during the holidays, so sometimes it is nice to enjoy something that is completely refreshing and healthy like this Mango Berry Ginger Smoothie!  It is packed with antioxidants, easy to make and so tasty!

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Blueberry Ginger Limeade

In the summer, cooling drinks are essential!  This blueberry ginger limeade is an especially delicious drink to cool off with on the patio!  It contains no refined sugar so it is healthier than most store bought drinks, and it is pretty simple to make!

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Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

There is nothing like a warm mug of hot chocolate on a cold Winter day!  So I like to make my own hot chocolate mix to have on hand.  Most store bought ones contain dairy, but in this one I use coconut milk powder instead of milk powder to keep this one plant based. It is really delicious, and also good for gifting!

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Watermelon Margarita

It is the perfect time of year to make a cool refreshing drink to enjoy on the patio!  Margaritas are classic, and I like to put a twist on them and include fresh watermelon in the mix for a delicious variation!  These are easy to make with a blender, and you can be relaxing with one in no time!

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Balsamic Orange Kale Salad

Citrus is at its peak of season right now, and although it is good to just snack on it is also amazing in things like salads!  This kale salad is packed with flavor and nutrients, as well as being delicious!  It is perfect for making ahead of time and enjoying in lunches, or as a flavorful side for dinner.

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Golden Turmeric Latte

One of my favorite things to make when it is cold outside is a turmeric latte!  They are warming, delicious and good for you!  Turmeric is anti inflammatory, and it is the star of this recipe!  I start with oatmilk and turmeric, then combine it with ginger, cinnamon, and a hint of black pepper plus a dash of maple syrup to sweeten and it is so good!

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Apple Kombucha

Since it is prime apple season, I decided that some apple kombucha would be wonderful!  What is kombucha you may ask? Kombucha is a fermented probiotic beverage that aids in digestion and gut health among other benefits such as detoxification of the body.  It is delicious, and you can buy the popular GT brand or others like it at Fresh and Natural Foods.  You may even already enjoy it and know how tasty and helpful it is, but did you know it is fairly easy to make at home?  I was buying it every day; I realized I could make it myself and now have some kombucha in my fridge at all times.  The process is like this:

  • You take a scoby (or the mother which ferments the tea and sugar you add to it to produce the drink), add it to a tea and sugar mixture along with some starter kombucha liquid and water.  Then let it sit and ferment for a week until a new scoby is produced and the sugar has been used up (so no need to worry about the sugar content in this, it is food for the scoby) and the mixture is slightly tart.  It is then bottled (or jarred, I use large mason jars) and allowed to become fizzy (which takes about 3 days).

You then can enjoy tasty kombucha, and your tummy will thank you!  Once you get the hang of making it, you can even make fun flavors which are added after the fermentation and when it is bottled.  If you have any questions about the kombucha making process feel free to comment!

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Pineapple Cilantro Ginger Limeade

It is nice to have a refreshing, cooling drink to sip on this time of the year, which is exactly why I made this Pineapple Cilantro Ginger Limeade! Adding cilantro to a drink may sound odd, but the aroma is perfect with the sweet pineapple, spicy ginger, and tart lime.  This is really good paired with Asian or Mexican food or even for serving with BBQ.  It is easy to make, and so good!  This recipe makes a large pitcher so it is perfect for a gathering or a party!

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Vegan Mango Lassi

One of my favorite healthy summer treats for when the mangoes are at their best and we all want something refreshing to sip on, is a mango lassi.  Traditionally they are made with dairy yogurt, but I like to make mine with coconut yogurt to keep it vegan.  Just a little lime juice, fresh mangoes and a touch of maple syrup and you have something that tastes like dessert, but is actually good for you.  Mangoes are packed with vitamin A and C so you are getting some of your vitamins in as well!

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