Get the Health Benefits of Cocoa Flavanols in Refreshing Drinks

Think all types of chocolate are good for you? Think again.

Recently I teamed up with the CocoaVia® brand to educate my readers about the health benefits of cocoa flavanols. Sponsored by my friends at CocoaVia® brand, written 100% by me. What are cocoa flavanols? You’ve probably heard about chocolate, especially dark chocolate, being good for you....
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Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

Iced matcha green tea latte is my new favorite afternoon drink with a caffeine boost.

My latest obsession is sipping an iced matcha latte when the hot afternoon slump hits. Matcha is a type of high-quality green tea, where the leaves are gently steamed, dried, and pulverized. Due to its fine texture, you can drink the matcha in the...
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All-Natural Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that time of year again for pumpkin spice coffee drinks. You know you crave the aroma, the taste. This fall, treat yourself to a real pumpkin latte made with pumpkin puree and maple syrup for just the right amount of sweetness. With this...
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Cinnamon-Citrus Tea with Thyme

Enjoy the flavors, warmth and nostalgia of the season with this low-calorie tea made with simple ingredients. Before you even take a sip, you’ll fall in love with the aroma of the orange zest and cinnamon. Fresh orange juice adds a kiss of natural...
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A Fit and Flavorful Fourth of July as Featured on Arizona Midday

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 that doubles as dessert! Dips...
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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, rather than chemicals used...
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Orange-Pomegranate Roy Rogers Mocktail

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, and its sweetness from...
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Hibiscus Tea Raspberry “Sangria” Mocktail 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 fails, search ingredient lists...
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Fresh Strawberry Coconut Water Mocktail

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, this drink is brimming with...
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