2 Hibiscus tea bags
4 cups water
garnish (pineapple wedge, fresh mint, lemon or lime slices)
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, turn off stove and add tea bags. Steep for 25 minutes and remove tea bags. Fill glass with ice and pour in hibiscus tea to fill half of the glass. Fill the rest of the glass with ginger beer and garnish. Enjoy
triple sec (1:4 ratio of triple sec to champagne)
splash of cranberry juice (for color)
In a champagne flute, pour in 1:4 ratio of triple sec, a splash of cranberry juice for color and then top off with champagne. It’s best to pour mixers in first, then finish off with champagne to avoid fizzy overflow.
Poinsettia is the perfect champagne cocktail for a brunch or a holiday gathering.
2 oranges, sliced thinly
2 lemons, sliced thinly
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice (pulp free)
1/2 cup triple sec
2 bottles cheap red wine
ice cubes for serving
Muddle the fruit with the sugar in a punch bowl or pitcher using a wooden spoon to release some of the fruit juices and dissolve the sugar. Stir in orange juice, triple sec and wine. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but no longer than overnight. Serve over ice. Add mint sprig or fruit garnish.
1/2 cup Silk Soy Milk Very Vanilla
1 cup orange juice (I like Naked OJ)
1/2 banana, best if cut into pieces and frozen
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
6 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients, except for ice, until smooth, combined, and frothy (30 seconds-1 minute). Add in ice and blend for another 30 seconds.
Makes about 2 cups
In a large pot, add cider, cinnamon sticks, zest of both lemon and orange, cloves, and allspice. Over high heat, bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add in rum. Serve and enjoy!
1 cup cold water
1 tsp spirulina (I like to use powder Pure Hawaiian – see pic below)
1 cup of fresh berries (I like a combination of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries) you can also use some banana or whatever you like
Add all ingredients in a blender and blend/puree until smooth about 1-2 minutes). Drink and enjoy!
Pure Hawaiian Spirulina comes in a capsule or powder. Be sure to buy the powder for smoothies and refrigerate the bottle after opening. Spirulina has great benefits helping to boost energy and immunity while supporting cardiovascular, eye, and brain health! It is a blue/green alga superfood with up to 70% digestible protein. It is loaded with vitamins A, K1 & K2, B12, iron, magnesium, and phycocyanin.
1 small container non-dairy yogurt ( I like 6oz Whole Soy Co. Plain)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tsp almond butter
1/2 cup vanilla soymilk ( I like Silk Very Vanilla)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
5 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Tastes like holiday in a cup.
Makes 1 serving
Turmeric is a yellow-orange plant root with several health benefits, from easing inflammation to helping increase circulation to protect the heart and brain. This is one of my favorite warm drinks to have in the evening before bed, or even to replace a cup of coffee in the morning.
1 cup of Silk Soy (I like vanilla but original is good too)
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 TBL ground ginger
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Maple syrup to taste (1 TBL works for me)
Add all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium to high heat and whisk continuously until combined and mixture is warm to your liking. Never allow to boil. This process is just a few minutes to get to a desirable warm drinking temp. Pour into a mug and enjoy (pour over sink to avoid counter-top spills)!
I do like to top off my drink with dairy-free whipped topping. Soya Too makes a good one in a can.
Makes 1 cup