Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

Holiday Protein Shamrock Shake

If you’ve never had a shamrock shake, it’s those bright green decadent milkshakes you see everywhere in mid-March. For the festivities of course. But, these can be made any time of year! Why not make it a festive green-goblin drink in October or a Christmas “tree”t in December? Or really, any time you want because who doesn’t love a good shake? ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Tea Latte

It’s that time of year… the PSL is back! Is it just me or does the launch date seem to get earlier and earlier in the year? Technically it isn’t even fall yet! But I love pumpkin (just search the site for pumpkin and you’ll get a ton of recipes!) so I’m sharing with you a simple recipe that’s a ... Read More »

Berries & Cream Protein Shake

You just crushed it in the gym. So you do what any good gym goer would do and you make yourself a protein shake. You add a giant scoop of vanilla choco mocha powdered protein to a glass of water and shake away. Shake shake shake. And then you take your first sip. Bleh! What is this nonsense? Is this what it ... Read More »

Soy Benefits + A Vanilla Soy Iced Latte Recipe

If you haven’t noticed, plant based diets are really gaining traction. And why not? There are so many benefits to incorporating more of these foods into your diet. But it isn’t intuitive to most people. And I don’t blame them! Until recently, most of the nutrition recommendations have centered on animal based foods, especially when it comes to traditional protein and dairy. ... Read More »

Tequila Cloudy (Coconut Water Cocktail)

Tequila sunrise, the classic cocktail most often made with orange juice and grenadine. While delicious and beautiful, it is packed with sugar. Besides, I’m all about the underdog. Sunrise and sunset get all the credit. What about cloudy days? Shade is often overrated. Enough rambling. Here’s what you came for. A tantalizing drink made with tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice ... Read More »

DIY Flavored Waters

There’s a ton of DIY flavored water recipes out there but I’ve found a 3 part simple formula that seems to create the best combinations. It makes the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and flavorful. What’s my 3 part recipe for flavored water? Fruit + Herb/Spice + Citrus Yes, technically citrus is a fruit. But here it deserves its own category. Below ... Read More »

Prickly Pear Coconut Water

Have you ever had prickly pear (aka cactus pear)? This was my first time using it and boy did I learn my lesson. There wasn’t a sign for this deceptive little fruit but I like trying new foods so I picked it up and put it into my cart.  Someone came over and asked if I had just picked it ... Read More »

Skinny Peppermint Hot Chocolate

One of my favorite moments during the holiday season has to be blasting Christmas tunes while decorating the tree and wrapping presents. Of course, it wouldn’t be the same without a piping hot cup of cocoa.  Milk chocolate is good, but make it with dark chocolate and a splash of peppermint extract and you have one delicious drink. Did I ... Read More »

Holiday Sangria

While there are endless sangria recipes out there, this is one I’m quite proud of. I made this and a few other drinks for a Christmas party one year and it was gone before any of the other drinks were even touched. Since then, a year doesn’t go by without a request from family and friends. Before making this recipe, you ... Read More »

Pumpkin Spice Syrup (+Latte Recipe)

There’s been a lot of debate on the pumpkin spice latte recently. But, regardless of what side you fall on, you can definitely make it yourself at home for a lot cheaper! Not to mention, you get the added benefit of fiber and potassium from the pumpkin puree and you get to control the sugar and calories based on your ... Read More »