Beverages

Chai Tea (Tea, Latte, or Iced)

Chai Tea (Tea, Latte, or Iced)

I know, I know… sorry in advance as it’s been about a YEAR since I promised to post our Chai Tea recipe (*blush*)!!  Dave made a batch of his perfected chai tea today, which reminded me, “Holy cow, I still need to post this recipe!”  Sorry to those of you who have been waiting —…

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Sweet-n-Spicy Ginger Smoothie

Happy Father’s Day to all dads and dads-to-be today!  What are you making for the special man in your life?  If you’re not yet sure, I encourage you to try out my newest salad creation: Grilled Hamburger Salad!  It’s quick and easy to make, and helps dad stay on his Maximized Living Nutrition Plan while…

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Applie Pie Smoothie

Hi all, Just a reminder to enter the Season’s Eatings holiday e-book GIVEAWAY!  This is the last day you can enter.  Contest closes at 11:59pm CST tonight.  Be sure to check back here tomorrow at 9:00am CST to see the winner!  Good luck to all! Here is a tasty smoothie recipe for these wintery days. …

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Green Apple Spiced Tea

Green Apple Spiced Tea

A great antidote to a brisk fall day, like today! Green Apple Spiced Tea Serves 3 to 4 4 cups filtered water 1/2 tsp spoonable stevia 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 tsp freshly grated cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick 1 Granny Smith apple, seeded and coarsely chopped (reserve 4 thin slices for garnish) 4…

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Kombucha Mojito

For a moment, I thought I invented this delicious refreshing combination of Kombucha and mint.  After a quick Google, alas, others have already stumbled upon the perfect fusion.  It’s really great tho!  Possibly better enjoyed in the summer sitting on the deck in the steamy heat, but I enjoyed a large glassful this afternoon relaxing…

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Sparkling Punch

Sparkling PunchMakes 1 large punchbowl full 2 liters unsweetened organic apple cider2 liters carbonated water2 large oranges2 lemons6 oz fresh lemon juice 1 c xylitol or 2 1/2 tsp liquid stevia2 trays ice cubes Thinly slice the lemons and the oranges and place in a large punch bowl.  Pour in the lemon juice, seltzer water…

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Watermelon Lemonade

We had a ton of leftover watermelon from the 80th birthday party last weekend, so what could we possibly do with it?  Watermelon Lemonade of course! Watermelon LemonadeMakes approx. 2 glassfuls with ice 1/3 c fresh lemon juice1/2 c fresh watermelon puree, strained through a coarse strainer to remove seeds3 tsp stevia powder (or to…

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Kombucha Tea Flavorings

It’s been a few months now, and many batches of Kombucha later, I have compiled a list of our favorites.  Word of advice: we add these ingredients during the 2nd fermentation stage (after the SCOBY is removed and the tea is re-bottled and sealed for its second week of sitting out at room temperature).  [TIP: …

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Kombucha Update

I wanted to post this picture as one of our friends recently asked a great question.  We had given her one of our baby SCOBY’s last week and she had started her first batch of Kombucha this week.  Her question was that her SCOBY was forming a white patch on it, is that mold?  My…

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