Tag Archives: Beverages
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Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

This is another basic smoothie, but a very good one. I’m trying to find produce at good prices, and to couple my coupons with sales for whatever other ingredients I’m using for each recipe. I want to spend as little money as possible, while still packing the nutrients into each beverage. I hope you enjoy […]

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Flower Petal Ice Cubes

These are simple to make using organically grown flowers. Try making them in season using the petals from flowers such as: Carnations Johnny Jump-Ups Lilacs Roses Simply place the petals into ice cube trays and cover with water. Freeze and use in water, iced teas, or lemonade. Shannon

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Chocolate-Banana Pudding with Berries, and a Smoothie

I admit it. I love chocolate. I don’t know too many women who don’t. However, I’m trying to eat healthier foods. Traditional chocolate desserts are a no-no, and I comply with that most of the time. When I really want chocolate and am at home, chocolate pudding is a dessert I enjoy. Because there is […]

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Apple-Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to use up small bits of food. The other day I wanted to make Apple-Maple Syrup, but I didn’t want the apple peel to go to waste so I used it to make a smoothie. I also had a little cucumber and raw broccoli left over from previous meals. Ingredients […]

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What Fruits do You Use?

Every so often, a reader will email me or comment here on the blog with a question. I decided it was about time I added a category here for answering these questions. One question people have asked recently is what fruits I use when preparing foods, beverages, and just for eating as are. Usually this […]

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Festive Hot Cocoa

Every so often, even I like to have a treat. Now that the autumn holidays are over, I’m craving hot cocoa. I wont have it often, but once in a while I will sit to relax and watch a movie, with a hot cocoa. This simple recipe is what I  usually use. Depending on taste, […]

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Meal Prep for the Coming Workweek

Another workweek. Another food prep day. Do I mind spending an entire day each week cooking? Absolutely not! I love to cook. And I have less to do on a day-to-day basis when I do this. This week was pretty basic, and not overly expensive. Here goes: I started with a slow cooker meal. This […]

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Berry-Orange Iced Tea

I’m still coming up with the occasional iced tea recipe. This one is really good. It has a couple different kinds of tea bags, as well as some orange slices. Lemons could be used instead, if those are what were on hand. Ingredients (I use a pitcher with an insert.) 2 Bavarian Wild Berry tea […]

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Minty Strawberry-Orange Lemonade

Lemonades are great but, since I made that orange-lemonade I have experimented more. This one does not have as much lemon, but is pleasing just the same. Ingredients 2 oranges 2 lemons 4 or 5 large strawberries 1/8 to 1/4 cup honey fresh mint leaves water ice Rinse the fruit and mint leaves. Dry them […]

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Orange-Lemonade

I wanted lemonade a couple of weeks back, but did not have enough lemons. So, I made orange-lemonade. It was simple, and the beverage was refreshing. This is what I do: Improvise. Experiment with new things. You might be surprised at what you will enjoy. Ingredients 2 large oranges 2 lemons 1/8 to 1/4 cup […]

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Strawberry Water, For on the Go

One of my new favorites! Strawberry water is so good, and it’s easy to make. I use my glass water bottle because it has an insert, filling the insert with sliced strawberries then placing it into the bottle. Pour water over the strawberries, and cover. It’s that simple. I like to do this the night […]

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Quick Tip: Storing Coconut Milk

I use quite a bit of coconut milk. The milk is good in smoothies, and I use it in other recipes. Usually, I buy this milk in cans and, being the only one I prepare meals for, I tend to use only a half a can of milk at a time. So I pour the […]

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Strawberry-Watermelon Water

I’m still trying new flavored water combinations. This is a recent one and, truthfully, one of my favorites for taste. There are also nutrient factors. For example: Watermelon and strawberries both have vitamins C and B6, potassium, and magnesium. Strawberries have fiber, folate, and omega-3 fats. Watermelon has vitamins A and B1. Ingredients 4 strawberries, […]

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Citrus Water

I never peel the lemons and limes before placing them in the pitcher, but I have always peeled the orange. I have no idea why, it is just something I have done all along. Today I didn’t peel the orange. I quartered it, and halved two of the quarters. The other two quarters of the […]

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Lemon-Lime Water

Yes, I’m still trying fruit water recipes. I’m enjoying my water much more these days! This was a simple one, with minimal ingredients. It provides vitamin C, folic acid, iron, calcium, and magnesium, and is refreshing on a hot day. Ingredients 1/2 lime 1 lemon water Set up the pitcher, if necessary. (I place the […]

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Fruit Flavored Water

I’m still trying out new fruit combinations for homemade flavored water. This combination is the one I’m enjoying today. This refreshing drink is packed with vitamin C and folate, and have the added nutritional impact of fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, calcium and more. I hope you like it as much as I do. Ingredients 1/2 […]

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Vitamin Water

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been making fruit waters lately. Drank hot tea all winter, and now I’m in the mood for something else. But I don’t want the same thing all the time. I want different flavors. So I am experimenting. My latest concoction is below. It turned out to be a very […]

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Orange Water

I recently added a couple posts to this blog, Lemon Water and Lemon Water, For on the Go. It’s very important that, with the upcoming higher temperatures, we are being sure to keep ourselves hydrated. Especially in light of reports that it may be a hotter year than we are used to. Drinking the fruit […]

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Lemon Water, For on the Go

I do a lot of walking. I also work outside the home when I am not writing. Having water at the ready, for when I have to leave home, is essential. Especially when it is warm outside. I have a glass water bottle (my favorite!) with a fruit insert, not unlike the pitcher that I […]

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Lemon Water

Lemon water is refreshing on hot summer days, without having to consume all the sugar in lemonade. This beverage is easy to make, taking little time to prepare. And you can drink it all day, adding more water to the pitcher whenever it gets low. Refrigerated, you can use the same lemons for at least […]

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Lemonade

I’m still trying to work recipes into something I can eat with my new lifestyle. In case you are unaware, I’m trying to live a Paleo lifestyle. At least mostly ;-). It’s not always easy for me to stick to this 100%, but it is getting easier. I drink A LOT of water, but sometimes […]

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Herbed Ice Cubes

These ice cubes are easy to make. Be sure you always have plenty on hand for those hot, summer days by storing in freezer containers. Separate according to what herb is used. Ingredients fresh herbs such as mint or chamomile water ice-cube trays Rinse the herbs and cut them to fit easily into compartments of […]

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