I love unwinding at happy hour with a cocktail just as much as the next person, but a lot of drinks you order while out on the town are loaded with sugar and empty calories. Switch things up: invite your friends over and break out the fruit basket and the juicer for happy hour at home. Not only will you know exactly what is going into your cocktail (all natural ingredients), but you will definitely be saving money. All of these drink recipes contain a combination of cold-pressed juices, real fruits, fresh herbs, and natural sweeteners to create deliciously fragrant and visually inviting beverages. If you want to get super fancy, I have also included some infused ice cube recipes to dress up any cocktail.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who sometimes wishes I could press the proverbial ‘reset’ button once Sunday rolls around and the weekend’s (often indulgent) festivities have subsided. If anything can help detox your body and point you back in the right direction, it’s this recipe for my favorite minty green juice. It’s tart, loaded with greens, and has a fresh minty finish. Just look at those green bubbles bursting with natural energy, don’t you feel more alive already!?
About a year ago, I embarked on a journey which led to very serious relationship; I’m talking about my relationship (ahem, love affair) with cold brew coffee, and the journey of which I speak is creating cold brew at home. I realize that I sound a bit dramatic, but let’s be honest-coffee is of the utmost importance. Cold brew coffee is practically everywhere you look now, it is super trendy and sounds like something that would require you to possess a serious set of barista skills, an intricate coffee know-how, and maybe even a man-bun, suspenders and horn rimmed glasses (just sayin’) BUT, this is most certainly not the case. I am here to tell you first hand: cold brew coffee is literally the easiest method of coffee making I’ve ever come across (literally). My boyfriend and I cannot live without our cold brew now, and to be honest I can’t really remember life before it. Not only is it the perfect way to stay caffeinated and cooled off in the warmer months, but the method of cold brewing results in less acidic and smoother tasting coffee (a win win, if you ask me). The coffee is delicious on it’s own, but sometimes I like to dress it up with some homemade hazelnut milk and lavender honey. Below you will find recipes for the perfect cold brew coffee, hazelnut milk, and lavender honey.
Summer is coming…it’s time to up your frozen cocktail game
These drinks are the result of a bottle of vodka and a plethora of citrus in my kitchen, the rest is history.
What can you do with all of those thick kale stems that don’t make their way into your kale salad? Juice them, of course! This kale stem juice is a perfect way to avoid waste while getting those irreplaceable nutrients from kale, finished with a kick of cayenne to get your bloodstream going and aid digestion.
Pumpkin spiced cashew milk with star anise- because Fall.