Ah, the taste of summer. This classic lemonade recipe is the one my mom used to make for me when I was little. It's the perfect combination of sweet and tart! When using a clear pitcher, adding a few of the juiced lemon halves makes it look prettier.
Jamaican Rum Punch
Lots of fruit with a great subtle taste. Be careful on hot days! Fresh lime juice is key to getting the unique flavor of this punch. Don't skimp!
Easy Iced Coffee
This is a 'cheaters' iced cappuccino! Very easy to make, and very good!
Iced Caramel Macchiato
A perfect balance of coffee, vanilla, milk, and caramel makes a sweet and creamy summer drink. This popular drink can be made easily at home with an iced coffee concentrate like Gevalia® Cold Brew Concentrate - House Blend.
Ginger-Turmeric Herbal Tea
If you are having trouble including these anti-inflammatory spices in your diet, here is an alternative to supplements. Actually quite tasty! I believe this tea is popular in Okinawa, Japan. Just remember turmeric stains. I make mine in an old mason jar, wrapped in an old tea towel! Turmeric is used for medicinal purposes in India.
Spinach and Banana Power Smoothie
A quick, easy and surprisingly delicious vegan pick-me-up that makes the most of raw superfoods and protein-rich soy. I make one of these healthy treats for myself every morning for breakfast, and it powers me all the way until lunch. I love the mild sweetness of the banana, but if you want it sweeter you could add sugar. I've also added different things like fresh ginger, cinnamon, apple, or any number of other things. Raw vegans can substitute raw almond milk for the soy. Feel free to experiment with different flavors, and enjoy the pure energy that comes from eating delicious and good-for-you food!
Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
This is a fast vegan smoothie with a deep pink color and a rich, creamy texture. VERY filling, and perfect for people in a rush in the morning. You don't have to give up a good breakfast when it's this fast to make! I use vitamin fortified soy milk.
This is a Martini for olive lovers. It can be served on the rocks, or chilled.
A frozen alcoholic drink, feel free to drizzle glass with additional chocolate syrup.
Vanilla Milkshakes without Ice Cream
This is my favorite milkshake recipe of all time! Super-quick, easy, and tasty!
Smooth Sweet Tea
Southern sweet tea, perfect for hot summer days!
Quick Banana Milkshake (Ice Cream Free)
This is a delicious milkshake to try if you don't have a lot of time or ingredients! The cinnamon and sugar can be omitted.
Orange Crush! Fresh Squeezed Orange and Vodka Cocktail
It's vitamin C with a smile! This beverage is yummy any time of year! It's the perfect drink on a hot summer day, BBQ cookout, as well as Sunday football and/or your next New Year's party. Whatever the occasion, this drink is a fresh beverage crowd pleaser. Without a doubt, my press juicer gets a workout when friends and family come over. Just give it a try!
This is a superb icing and does not take long to make.
Basic Fruit Smoothie
This is a great smoothie consisting of fruit, fruit juice and ice. I like to use whatever fresh fruits I crave that day. Any kind of berry, mangos, papayas, kiwi fruit, et cetera make a great smoothie. Experiment with your favorites!
Espresso Martini Cocktail
Who says you can't get a jolt of caffeine with your cocktail? Add a shot of espresso to this chocolatey drink for an added pick-me-up.
White Russian Cocktail
The Big Lebowski was onto something with this creamy coffee-flavored cocktail. A healthy dose of vodka in the mix assures that 'the dude abides.'
Malibu Bay Breeze
A fruity tropical mixed drink.
Budget Jungle Juice for a Crowd
This is a recipe for a great alcoholic punch that will serve many on a limited budget. You may add vanilla ice cream if you wish.
The cosmopolitan, typically referred to as the 'cosmo,' gained popularity during the 1990s when it was frequently mentioned on the television show Sex and the City. The combination of vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice have made it a timeless classic.
Vanilla Milkshake I
A very simple recipe for a vanilla milkshake. Add chocolate, berries, peaches or whatever you like. My kids like to add root beer instead of milk.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake in a Glass
Cake-flavored vodka just may be the best thing in a bottle; it tastes great mixed with just about anything. This yummy cocktail combines the flavored vodka with pineapple juice for a sweet treat. Fresh pineapple also makes a great garnish.
Pineapple and Banana Smoothie
A gorgeous and indulgent smoothie, but totally healthy!
Fresh Orange Juice
In response to a request about how to make fresh squeezed orange juice. It takes a little work, but it tastes much better than orange juice from concentrate.