Category Archives: beverages

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Ginger

Choices. Every day I’m able to make choices about my diet, my health or my activities. One day earlier this week I considered being lazy by picking up a few packages of blueberries at my local supermarket but, thankfully, I … Continue reading

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Watermelon Limeade with Cucumber and Fresh Mint

The little ones have gone home again, but the big watermelon that they couldn’t finish remains. So do the sticky pancakes-and-syrup fingerprints and tiny Playmobil people left behind (and apparently terribly missed!) under the deck chairs. The house is pretty … Continue reading

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Mohitos for Mother’s Day

Let’s give Mom what she really wants.. Skinny muffins and low-cal brunch ideas and banana pancake breakfasts in bed are all lovely ideas for mom, but let’s take this route instead . . . Here’s a roundup of Mohito recipes … Continue reading

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Matcha Mint Smoothie

My matcha green tea had been languishing in my tea drawer until yesterday. I had forgotten about matcha and its amazing benefits until tossing it in a smoothie was recommended to me (thanks Kirsten!) I had a look around my … Continue reading

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Warm Turmeric Cinnamon Milk and Tropical Turmeric Smoothie

I’ve been sipping this warm tea every morning this week since I found it on Pinterest. And now I read that it makes a great evening drink because it is sleep-inducing. Oops. I like knowing that I’ve started my day … Continue reading

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

This unusually cold weather has made us all want to hunker down and hibernate. Winters where we live are generally very mild and may or may not bring snow. This year we’ve had a couple of cold snaps with below … Continue reading

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DIY Almond Milk

Why make your own almond milk? Laura tells me it is definitely not to save money. Commercially processed almond milk can be produced much more cheaply than buying raw organic almonds. But if you’re like Laura, and you care about … Continue reading

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Pomerita Cocktail

It’s time to celebrate as we welcome the New Year! What better way than with a heart-healthy glass of pomegranate juice. Or . . .  how about a pomegranate margarita–a pomerita. The Prado restaurant in beautiful Balboa Park in San … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Smoothie

What do you serve for Christmas breakfast? A search of Pinterest boards dedicated to Christmas breakfasts brings up fat and sugar-laden dishes:  cinnamon rolls baked in the shape of a Christmas tree, Monkey Bread dripping with eggnog drizzle, baked French … Continue reading

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Peach Ginger Iced Tea

Let’s just get one thing clear right off the bat. Summer is NOT over. The peaches are just ripening now, (Kirsten has a “rat” story about that) peaches are one of the best parts of summer, and so summer can … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Mint Mohito

What to do with all that rhubarb growing like crazy in the garden? Sip it! Here’s to Spring!  Oh yeah. Pretty. The syrup will keep covered in the fridge for two weeks. You can easily make it non-alcoholic by adding … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Green Tea Punch

3 cups boiling water 2 Tbsp. loose green tea or green tea blend (I used Monkey from the Tea Farm) 2 Tbsp.  honey (or less, according to your taste) 1 cup chilled Pomegranate juice (I used Pom) Steep the tea, … Continue reading

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Cranberry Coconut Smoothie

Christmas holiday breakfast. Easy. Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe? Please share it in the comments below so we can all benefit. 1 cup cranberry juice 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from carton, NOT canned) 1/2 cup plain greek … Continue reading

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Winter Sun Cocktail

Here on the West Coast of Canada, we can sometimes go for days without seeing the sun. That lack of sunshine and its inherent Vitamin D not only affects our health, but it affects our mood too. Need a way … Continue reading

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Honeydew Cooler

Refreshing! Simply puree chunks of a very ripe honeydew melon in a food processor. Add a teaspoon or so of finely grated fresh ginger root and the juice of one or two limes. Chill thoroughly. Garnish with a slice of … Continue reading

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