Drink Ideas

Recipes for delicious shakes and drinks to keep you healthy!

KOMBUCHA…WITH A BONUS!

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If Soda/Diet Soda, sweet tea, or Energy drinks are a part of your regular diet, Kombucha is your salvation! Found in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store, Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea, reportedly originating from China approximately 5,000 years ago! With such a rich history, it makes...
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FEELING BITTER?

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WHITE AMERICAN GINSENG! What's that? It is not a football team. It is not the latest rap song. It is not the hottest clothing line. Ginseng is an herb that has been used in Oriental medicine for thousands of years. It is a medicinal herb, slightly bitter in its taste, and...
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CARROT CAKE SMOOTHIE

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Driving past Starbucks this morning, on the first official day of fall, I couldn't help but notice the line was awfully long. With Fall decorations in all the stores, colorful brown and orange hues of leaves and flowers, and Holidays quickly approaching, everyone wants a specialty, spiced drink. ME TOO! The...
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CHOCOLATE CHIA PUDDING

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Cue the music…“CH-CH-CHIA!!!”….C’mon! Admit it! You remember the commercial for Chia Pets! Zoom ahead several decades and suddenly you discover these cute, little, countertop plants are also now considered a superfood that should be included in your daily diet. NOT KIDDING!!! And now that we've set the map for nutrition, not cute pets, you're wondering,...
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FRUIT JUICE WARS!

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We live in a world of superlatives, constantly striving to achieve our personal best or to identify the best. In the world of nutrition and fitness, it's no exception. Don't believe me? The mere term, "SUPERFOOD" would imply a mission to zero in on the top picks for our health. And...
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CHOCOLATE MINT GREEN SHAKE

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CHOCOLATE AND MINT! Now that's an amazing combination! Throw in a HEALTHY SUPERFOOD, and then you have the most wonderful creation ever! I was recently delighted to discover Purium's Cocoa Mint Spirulina. If you've read my previous Spirulina blog, you'll know that this blue-green algae has high levels of chlorophyll that aid in...
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SMOOTHIE VERSUS JUICING

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If you're old enough, you'll recall a Marvin Gaye song from 1968 entitled, "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing." That's what I'm saying...when it comes to nutrition, there's really no comparison for the REAL THING. Yep, it's Thirsty Thursday, and I'm on a role to clear up any confusion between...
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GIMME MY DIET COKE!

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There's really no better way to start your day than with a large, ice-filled, Diet Soda and cookies!!! It's Thirsty Thursday, It's 7:00 a.m. I'm at 36,000 feet, and bound for Austin, Texas via Southwest Airlines. The copious number of people ordering soft drinks for breakfast is mind-blowing. Of course,...
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DRINK YOUR GREENS!

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IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN!!! I might be dating myself here, but this was a quote from my childhood friend, Kermit the Frog. Admit it, you remember him too, don't you?!?! Times have changed but the idea hasn't. It's hard to seek out a green lifestyle and its even harder...
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