Category: Beverages

Apricot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time.

Apricot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie - #AD. A beautiful, nutrituous smoothie you can make in 5 minutes with canned fruit. Super convenient and incredibly delicious. |

One can never have too many smoothie recipes! Smoothies are an excellent form of nourishment and can easily be tailored to your taste and specific dietary needs. Smoothies are usually made with fresh fruit or berries but the problem with fresh fruit and berries is that they’re perishable and, depending on the season, aren’t always available. Frozen fruit is a good option but most of us have a limited amount of freezer space, especially if we live in tight quarters or have roommates with whom we share a freezer. Canned fruit is the perfect solution to these smoothie-making dilemmas – it has a long shelf life and, as long as it remains unopened, needs no refrigeration.  Libby’s is a leader in the canned produce industry and has been delivering high-quality, wholesome products to consumers since 1868.  Its canned fruit is awesome in smoothies such as this Apricot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie.  I used one 15 ounce can of Libby’s Unpeeled Apricot Halves in Pear Juice, along with a handful of other ingredients, to make this stunning smoothie in less than 5 minutes!


Wild Blueberry Kombucha Martini

The Recipe Redux is a group of like-minded food bloggers whose mission is to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.  Each month members post recipes to their blogs following a theme set by the group moderators.  Click the Recipe Redux link at the bottom of this page to see links to all the posts for this month’s challenge.

Wild Blueberry Kombucha Martini – Made with homemade wild blueberry juice and lemon kombucha. A delicious, healthier martini with intense blueberry flavor. |

Spring is a special time for celebrations. As the flowers are blooming and the grass is getting greener and lusher by the day, there is a sense of rebirth and renewal in the air. How fitting then, that this should be the season for graduations, showers, and weddings. These milestone celebrations call for delicious food and festive beverages so it’s only natural that this month’s Recipe Redux theme is “Cocktails and Mocktails for May Celebrations”. My fellow Reduxers and I have been busy creating delicious party beverages. Please be sure to clink the link at the end of this post to see the wide assortment of delicious drinks with plenty of non-alcoholic options. My creation was this Wild Blueberry Kombucha Martini. If you agree that healthy is a relative term, then I dare say that this might be one of the healthiest martinis ever! (more…)

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. |

Every 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. |

If 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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