Category Archives: Home Brews & Smoothies

Homemade brew recipes for beer, wine, sport drinks, coffee and much more.

Mango Carrot Ginger Smoothie

A gorgeous Mexican mango was the inspiration for a flavorful, antioxidant-rich smoothie in my kitchen this week. In celebration of that particularly sunny shade of pink-orange-yellow found in mangos, carrots, and citrus fruits, I whipped up a sweet, fruity, plant-based mango, with a bite of spicy ginger. This smoothie is packed with vitamin C, vitamin...
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Red Hot Blood Cleanser

Watermelon contains two compounds, arginine and citrulline, that improve blood flow, while beets boost nitric oxide in the blood, a compound that helps relax blood vessels so that blood flows more freely. Combined with the soluble fiber from the apples, the metabolism-boosting effect of cayenne, and the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric that help reduce damage...
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Watermelon Keg

How to make a watermelon keg. Its a great way to display your favorite chilled drink.  Perfect for family gatherings, summer picnics, backyard parties. (more…)...
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On Tea Weights: How Much Is A Gram? An Ounce? A Pound?

Loose-leaf tea is typically sold in bulk, measured by weight. In the United States this is usually by ounces and pounds, but because the tea culture in the UK and other countries using the metric system, is much stronger than here in the US, it is also common to see metric measurements, in grams. To...
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Start Your Day with This Colorful Smoothie Bowl

You've heard the popular saying before — breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast helps boost your metabolism after it has slowed down during sleep and it provides you with the energy and nutrients you need to get you through your day. Read more

Green Tea Cooler with Fresh Mint

Take a break from the summer heat with this refreshing and healthy drink. Green tea is rich in phytochemicals like the well-studied compound EGCG. Cell and animal studies show these tea polyphenols may protect our DNA from damage, intervene directly in cancer cell growth, and increase self-destruction of abnormal cells. Adding fragrant mint and fresh...
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Festive Sangria Perfect for Holiday Parties

Set a relaxed, festive tone for your holiday party and ensure guests quickly get a drink in hand when they arrive, by preparing easy-to-make Festive Sangria. This crowd-pleasing recipe appeals to both red and white wine lovers alike. Make the Festive Sangria even more special, and save yourself some money, by preparing it using...

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Infusing Water

Drinking plenty of water is an important part of any diet, especially a whole foods diet. Avoiding refined sugars and artificial chemicals can make it difficult to drink anything else but water. Drinking enough of it, about 64 to 128 ounces per day depending where you live and other factors, can help with feeling full...
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Strawberry Iced Tea – A Berry Delicious and Healthy Blend

Many tea lovers crave for newer products that can have many uses with extraordinary health benefits. There are many varieties of tea that have one of these characteristics that you can get in the market. For this reason, tea manufacturers continue to innovate. They never stop searching for new ideas to make tea more interesting...
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