Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Today I’m in the kitchen, whipping up some Pesto from my basil plant (which is growing out of control!) and working on some recipes that will be on the blog soon. But I’m taking a break to share another easy recipe for smoothies with you! This Blueberry Mango Smoothie totally reminds me of a blueberry muffin! Blueberries, along with the sweetness of mango and the richness of almond milk, make up this satisfying and healthy treat. Blueberry Mango Smoothie                                 1 serving 1/2 mango 1/2 cup blueberries 1 … Continue reading Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

This summer I’ve been trying to lighten up on the ice cream and milkshakes while still finding frozen and sweet treats to enjoy. This smoothie is just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth! It’s completely dairy-free and sweetened with natural ingredients! Leave out the coconut (if you’re not a fan) for a simple and delicious pineapple shake! Pineapple Coconut Smoothie 1  1/2 cups pineapple 1/4 cup shredded coconut  1/2 cup almond milk (or half-and-half) 1-2 tsp honey (optional) Cut pineapple into chunks and then pop them in the freezer overnight. When you’re ready to make your smoothie, pull pineapple … Continue reading Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Flavor Infused Water

I love keeping limes and lemons around to add to my ice water in the summer. Adding a little flavor to your water is a great way to encourage water intake! Here are a few natural ingredient ideas that will flavor your water without adding sugar or artificial sweetener. Strawberry Basil // I know that basil may sound like a strange thing to add to drinking water, but it really adds a fresh flavor that goes perfectly with strawberries! Blueberry Kiwi // Adding frozen blueberries to your water is a great way to keep it cold and refreshing! Kiwi also adds … Continue reading Flavor Infused Water

Fresh Pineapple Limeade

Limeade is one of my very favorite summer drinks! It’s so easy to make at home, half the price of buying it already made, and it’s much more fresh! I used pineapple to give this limeade recipe a nice tropical flavor. Pineapple Limeade                                  4-6 servings 1 cup lime juice (5-7 limes) 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 cup of sugar 5-6 cups of water Juice limes. Before slicing limes, microwave for 20 seconds for easier juicing. If you don’t have a citrus juicer // stick a … Continue reading Fresh Pineapple Limeade

Blueberry Lemonade

This refreshing lemonade is the perfect drink to enjoy at your next picnic or barbecue! If blueberries aren’t your thing, try adding raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries. Blueberry Lemonade                                 4- 6 servings 1 cup sugar 1 cup lemon juice (6-8 lemons) 5-6 cups water 2/3 cup blueberries Juice lemons. If you don’t have a citrus juicer // stick a fork into the flesh of a halved lemon and twist as you squeeze the lemon. Pour lemon juice (with some pulp, no seeds) into a blender. … Continue reading Blueberry Lemonade

Mocha Frappuccino

I love coffee year round, but I especially enjoy lattes in the first cool days of Fall and icy coffee when Summery weather arrives. It’s already heating up here in Texas, bring on the frappuccinos! I’ve blended together different combinations of sweetened coffee with cream and ice before, but I’m always disappointed by the flavor… until now! The homemade mocha syrup in this recipe gives this frappuccino such a rich, creamy, chocolate-y taste. Plus, it’s frugal knock-off that you don’t even have to leave the house to enjoy! Mocha Frappuccino                     … Continue reading Mocha Frappuccino