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A Fit and Flavorful Fourth of July as Featured on Arizona Midday

Fourth with Michelle and Destry

It’s a holiday weekend, but heavy party food can really weigh you down in the summer heat. I’ve got your Fourth of July covered with an appetizer idea, a light-but-flavorful grilled chicken dish and a cocktail with an ingredient list …

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Earl Grey Cola

Earl Grey Cola

This homemade cola gets its sweetness from evaporated cane juice, a lower-processed type of cane sugar, rather than relying on high fructose corn syrup. Molasses, spices and vanilla impart a natural cola taste. Selzer water and citrus add bubbly zip, …

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Orange-Pomegranate Roy Rogers

Orange-Pomegranate Roy Rogers

Traditional kiddy cocktails are made with grenadine syrup, which is loaded with sugar and artificial red dyes, which may be linked to attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity in children. This updated crowd-pleasing mocktail gets it color from antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice, …

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Virgin Hibiscus Raspberry “Sangria” with Orange & Mint

Virgin Hibiscus Raspberry “Sangria” with Orange & Mint

This gorgeous, ruby red tea originates from the leaves of the hibiscus flower. In health food stores you’re likely to find this tea labeled “hibiscus”, and in mainstream grocery stores common brands are Raspberry Zinger® and Passion®. If all else …

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Fresh Strawberry Coconut Water Cooler

Fresh Strawberry Coconut Water Cooler

As the temperature rises, it’s important to maintain good hydration to feel and perform your best. I grow tired of plain water and a lower-calorie mocktail is sometimes a welcome diversion from a fully leaded cocktail.

Part beverage, part snack

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Recipe: Sneaky Greens & Berry Smoothie with Ginger

Sneaky Greens Berry SmoothieExcept for a few sometimes used in egg dishes, vegetables aren’t common in the typical American breakfast. With purple blackberries obscuring the green hue of the spinach, even vegetable haters won’t notice that this smoothie offers one full serving of vegetables. Get your blackberries …

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Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Sauvignon Blanc White Sangria


Sauvignon Blanc white sangria recipe with orange, strawberries and mint

I adore wine. Yes, I do. It’s brimming with antioxidant’s after all.

Now that the thermometer is heating up, I switch from red wine to white much more frequently, my preference being Sauvignon Blanc. This variety is fruity (pear, apple), herbaceous, acidic, …

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TV Nutritionist in Phoenix Shows Healthy Frozen Drinks on Arizona Midday, NBC12

Cut mango from TV Nutritionist Michelle Dudash

Arizona Midday host Destry Jetton asked me to come in to the show today and talk about healthy frozen drinks, now that the thermostat is hitting 100 degrees in Phoenix.

Here are the tips and recipes I shared on how …

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Mango Smoothie Recipe

Looking for a delicious and easy way to incorporate fruit into your day? This recipe provides a time-saving and money-saving way to enjoy a smoothie beverage!

Makes approximately 20 ounces (570 ml) – 2 to 3 servings (about 6 ounces, or 175 ml …

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Salmon Cakes, Homemade Starbucks Frappe, and a Skinnygirl Margarita Weekend

This weekend was the “quiet before the storm” since I’d soon be off on yet another trip. Steve and his guy friends went to Las Vegas, leaving Scarlet and me to go about our pool, gym (she’s in a children’s …

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