Category Archives: Beverages

Mornin’, Sunshine Smoothie

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Here is a delicious way to start your day! You can use fresh or frozen fruit, but if it’s all fresh, you’ll want to add a few ice cubes to make it nice and slushy. If you’re looking for an … Continue reading

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Choco-Banana Almond Milk Smoothie

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How cool is it that dark chocolate is good for you?! It’s full of anti-oxidants, hardens your tooth enamel, helps keep your blood sugar levels under control, it’s good for your heart AND your brain…need I go on? My favorite … Continue reading

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Nescafe Frappe

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The sun came out in Seattle yesterday. Yep. That’s right. Sun.in.Seattle – IN APRIL! And when we see that rare yellow ball in the sky I just can’t help myself, I get a lil’ giddy. I took my puppy to … Continue reading

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Vanilla Bean Almond Milk and Va-nana-rama Smoothie

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My friend, Cathy, recently attended a two-day Raw Foods cooking class. I was a bit very skeptical. Why in the world would you spend two days learning to not cook?! Well, let me tell you, she did come home with … Continue reading

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Bloody Marys

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  Posted by Guest Contributor, Christina Conrad. Once a month Christina shares an original cocktail recipe… this month – a classic Bloody Mary! You can read more from Christina on her blog:www. foodiewithalife.com. September means many things. Football season tailgates, … Continue reading

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National Watermelon Day – Agua Fresca

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Happy National Watermelon Day! It’s Seafair Weekend here in Seattle which means: air shows featuring the Navy Blue Angels, hydroplane races on Lake Washington, water balloons, sun screen, cocktails, beer and lots of WATERMELON! Is there anything more refreshing on … Continue reading

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Strawberry Limeade

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This truly couldn’t be easier, prettier, or more delicious.  I served it at a casual lunch for friends a few weekends ago and they all RAVED about it (even the guys!).  Of course, the game of Apples to Apples that … Continue reading

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Coconut Water Chiller

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Coconut water!  It’s everywhere.  Have you noticed?  I recently picked up a bottle to see what it was all about and now I’m hooked.  Coconut water is a low-calorie (about 5 cal/oz), ultra-hydrating (due to the electrolytes) alternative to plain … Continue reading

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Perfect Margaritas

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Perfect Margaritas Print Recipe type: Cocktails Author: Cook’s Illustrated Serves: 2-4 You’ll need to plan ahead for this recipe. The “flavor melding” time really does make a difference. Ingredients 4 teaspoons grated lime zest ½ cup lime juice from 2 … Continue reading

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Kale, Banana and Apple Smoothie

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  We were at the store last night and I said to Toby, “I need to get some kale”.  He demanded to know what I needed it for, as if I was going to sneak it into something and not … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Protein Smoothie

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I received an interesting fortune in my cookie yesterday.  It read, “Your place in the path of life is in the driver’s seat.”  I say interesting because it directly relates to a conversation Mary and I had this week regarding … Continue reading

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Time for Detox Tea

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So I had planned to write a pre-New Year’s Eve post this week sharing four or five of my favorite party cocktails (of course you know chocolate martinis were at the top of the list) but, as it turns out, … Continue reading

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Girls’ Weekend Chocolate Martinis

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Thank you, Sue Torkells, for introducing me to this recipe! Keep a bottle of this mix in your freezer at all times. A chocolate martini is the perfect drink to share with a good friend. (This recipe makes 4 martinis). Girls’ … Continue reading

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