Category: Beverages

Frozen Raspberry Rosé

Frosty, light, and refreshing.  A new way to enjoy rosé.

Frozen Raspberry Rosé - Frosty, light, and refreshing. A new way to enjoy rosé. | www.QueenofMyKitchen.comEvery year when Labor Day arrives I remind myself that there are still several weeks left of warm weather, but it never seems to ease my sadness.  No matter what the thermometer says, when that first Monday in September rolls around I feel glum.  This year, in an attempt to cheer myself up, I tried something different. Rather then bemoaning the end of summer I celebrated instead with Frozen Raspberry Rosé. Frozen wine is usually an accident – like when you put a bottle of white wine in the freezer and forget it’s there – but in the case of rosé wine, frozen is not only deliciously cool and refreshing, but stunning in appearance.  And since rosé is a wine that has come to symbolize the glory of summer, it seemed only natural to use it in a fun drink to mark the season’s end.   (more…)

Chia Juice

Reap the health benefits of chia seeds in your morning breakfast juice with this simple recipe that packs a powerful nutritional punch!

Chia Juice - Reap the health benefits of chia seeds in your morning breakfast juice with this simple recipe that packs a powerful nutritional punch! Vegan and gluten-free. | QueenofMyKitchen.comIf you’re looking for a way to make your breakfast more interesting look no further!  Chia Juice is a healthy alternative to the typical fruit juice you’re probably used to drinking at breakfast.  Consuming a glass of this delicious beverage is the perfect way to start your day.  You’ll be adding some protein and lots of fiber to a drink that would otherwise have very little. One of the unique properties of chia seeds is their ability to absorb many times their weight in water, producing a gel-like substance that can be combined with foods to change their texture and enhance their nutritive value.  It sounds strange to be drinking seeds, but once the chia seeds are hydrated they become tender, and, when mixed with juice they have a pleasant mouthfeel.  There are several brands of chia juice on the market but most have added sugar and are quite pricey.  If you make your own Chia Juice you can control the sugar content by using juice with no added sweeteners, and you’ll be saving money too. (more…)

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