Tropical Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

I have fond memories of the classic creamsicle, orange and vanilla ice cream were dreamy and delicious. There is also the yummy orange julius that has the same flavor profile. These days, we try to avoid processed sugars and artificial flavors so we make our own for breakfast often. This one has whole milk yogurt…

Delectable Homemade Green Machine (Green Juice) Recipe

My daughter loooves “green juice” from just about any of the vendors who sell it. I figured I could try my hand using frozen fruit, some juice and a little spinach. She absolutely adores our version that I bring her every day when I get her from school. The secret, apple juice. I’d never used…

Honey Lemon Ginger Wellness Tea (or Tonic)

On our way home from picking Charlotte up from school yesterday, I told her we were making her special tea. She was intrigued and excited. Honey is wonderful for colds and coughs. Luckily, it’s also quite tasty. She didn’t drink her entire glass, but she proclaimed it delicious. Gather 1/4 c honey 1/4 c fresh…

Carrot Cutie Smoothie

Charlotte and I love our smoothies. I always try to have at least one veggie in them and she’s usually a fan whatever the color. This one did not disappoint with its bright orange hue. The flavor produced is fresh and easy to drink. Cuties, or mandarin oranges make great smoothie additions because you can…

Delightfully Rich Hot Chocolate L’Orange (Or Mocha!)

Hot chocolate. Or mochas. Yes, yes please. I love the process of heating up a little milk in a pan, then gently whisking sweetness and rich chocolate and then deciding what to do next. This time, I added even more chocolate, then added orange zest. Good, good plan. To sweeten, I used coconut sugar (just…

Warm Spiced Apple Cider

Apples are all around us lately and I love it. I saw the unfiltered apple juice at trader joes and decided to add my own mix of fruits and spices and see what happens. The results were warm, a little spicy and smell amazing.A big favorite and liked by all. Realtors should have this on…

Make Your Own Healthier Mexican Mocha (Or Warm Spiced Mocha)

Mmmmmm. Does the phrase Mexican Mocha mean anything to you? The basics are usually cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne added to a rich mocha base, a little chocolatey spice for your morning. Coffee shops in Texas almost all have some version of this. California was a little hit or miss. I realized how easy it’s been…

Make Your Own Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte (Paleo and vegan friendly)

I may or may not have mentioned my somewhat waning affinity for that silly place called Starbucks. I did allow myself one pumpkin spice latte this year, but I like my version better as it’s a huge relief not to have the artificial ingredients, weird syrup with zero actual pumpkin and dairy-based flavoring. To that…

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is my all time favorite smoothie additive. I have happily stumbled upon Trader Joes coconut milk thats only $1, but before that, I had absolutely no options that didn’t have additives. This recipe is simple and straightforward. And of course, it has nothing but coconut and water. It can save you a good…