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 in...
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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 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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