Mango Strawberry Smoothie

I’ve never been a big fan of smoothies. They have been either so cold that they constrict my chest or they are so full of citric acid that they burn my tongue. But not this smoothie, this smoothie is wonderful. No powders, no sugar, just real fruit. It’s the perfect cool treat after running through life with Stella. To make 2.5 cups of this smoothie, add 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries, and 1 cup … Continue reading

Pucker Up: Lavender Lemonade

This lemonade is refreshing and delicious! Fresh squeezed lemonade is one of the best drinks out there, but the lavender infusion takes this one to a whole new level. It gives the lemonade a glorious hot pink color and a flavor twist that makes it stand out from other lemonades. The lavender notes are perfect, not too subtle and not too strong. Pack this lemonade for a picnic, and you can sprawl out in the grass with a smile on … Continue reading

Keurig-Brewed Passion Iced Tea

Last summer, I shared my method for cold-brewing Tazo’s tea bags to make an at-home cup of Starbucks’ passion iced tea. That method works just fine, but it takes quite a few hours to complete. I came home from walking Stella on a particularly muggy afternoon, and I knew that I needed a glass of it immediately. So I found a way to make passion tea even faster! Unfortunately for some, this method is most efficient when made with a … Continue reading