Category Archives: Home Brews & Smoothies

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

Drinks to Warm Up Your Winter

Hand off a hot beverage -- to dinner guests, neighbors who drop by or kids during story time -- and you instantly warm both tummies and hearts. Make sure you treat yourself too; wrapping your hands around a warm mug in the midst of a cold day can help you unwind! Read more

Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

Shake up Your Day with a Sensational Smoothie Give your morning or afternoon snack a bit of a kick-start with this cool and refreshing shake from the Almond Board of California. The perfect blend of bananas, chocolate almond milk and protein powder will not only get you going and keep you energized but it will satisfy...
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Step Back in Time and Enjoy These Old Fashion Beverages

Remember when you enjoyed school dances, hayrides, slumber parties, etc with your high school friends. Seems we always enjoy a good punch or hot cider, etc. The recipes in this article are from the days long ago that I remember. Try the Hot Spiced Punch Imperial or the Spiced Tomato Juice, two favorites in my...
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Gazpacho Smoothie

Tomatoes are rich in so many good things, including vitamin C, lycopene and assorted carotenes, that eating them every day is a good idea - especially now, while local, ripe tomatoes are at their peak. Here are ideas for serving tomatoes in a variety of ways. Delicious now, they will be even more welcome when...
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Raw Vegetable Smoothie

If you enjoy the taste of raw vegetables, then you’ll love this Raw Vegetable Smoothie. The health benefits of raw vegetables are well known and many people enjoy drinking their raw vegetables just as much as eating them. (more…)...
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Pineapple Delight Smoothie

Do you have a passion for pineapples? Then this is your fruit drink. Enjoy a cool, refreshing Pineapple Delight Smoothie. It’s easy to make and will taste so good when you put it into a tall frosty glass. (more…)...
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Orange Fruity Smoothie

Love strawberries? Love orange juice? Well, now you can have them both together in this divine Strawberry Orange Milkshake. Makes a great fruit smoothie if you're looking for a simple smoothie to have any time of day. (more…)...
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Be Active, Drink Smart

Today, it’s hard to walk down the street without seeing a sports drink in someone’s hand. Originally created to help football players and other athletes replace electrolytes lost through perspiration during vigorous exercise, these drinks replenish sodium and potassium. Now, with mass marketing strategies and celebrity endorsements, people from Little Leaguers to Boomers are gulping...
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A Colonial Drink That Still Refreshes

On my first visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, over a Memorial Day weekend, I was as enchanted by the food and drink as by the women’s tightly corseted dresses, clanging blacksmith demonstrations, and the sense of tasting another time. (more…)...
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