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 fruit,...
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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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Creamy Ginger-Orange Smoothie with Almond Butter

Recently my brother-in-law shipped us a case of Florida oranges. Shortly thereafter my husband’s co-worker gave us a grocery bag full of freshly picked oranges from her backyard. I had so many oranges I panicked! Who would eat them? (I love them, my daughter...
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Green Sneaky Bean and Winter Fruit Smoothie

Smoothie satisfies, even in the off-season Clean Eating Smoothie Usually I don’t bother with creating smoothie recipes. If you stick to the basics—bananas, summer berries, milk and yogurt—you’re bound to have delicious success. But how about during the winter months when fresh, local, seasonal fruit is...
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Recipe: Sneaky Greens & Berry Smoothie with Ginger

Except 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 while you can, since...
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Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Sauvignon Blanc White Sangria

  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, and has perfect body, between Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay....
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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 each) Prep Time: 5 minutes 2 ripe...
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