Raspberry-Chocolate Smoothie (keto)

When in ketosis, I like to have a high fat, low protein smoothie for breakfast because I’m not much of an “eggs in the morning” kind of person and prefer to get my protein needs met at lunch and dinner. I tried this with plain liquid stevia, but decided that chocolate liquid stevia bumped the flavor up in a nice … Read more

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Are you a teetotaler? Maybe just taking a break from booze? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of recipes for non-alcoholic cocktails, punches, spritzers, mulled drinks, and cordials on the ‘net, but this is a list of well-reviewed non-alcoholic brands for some pre-made drinking pleasure.

FLAVORED SPARKLING WATERS

bubly (apple, cherry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mango, orange, strawberry)

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Egg Nog (low carb)

Luscious, and very similar to store-purchased egg nog…without all the fillers and carbs.

Egg Nog (low carb)
8 servings // 248 calories, 2 net carbs

cups unsweetened almond or macadamia milk
cups grass-fed heavy cream
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg
6 organic pasture-raised egg yolks
1/2 cup Swerve confectioners sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup

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Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

2 cups homemade cashew milk or Silk Cashew Milk (yummy & rich!)
½ cup Trader Joe’s extra thick and creamy Coconut Cream
⅓ cup raw cashews (soaked overnight or for at least 30 minutes)
—Cashews are optional, but important if you leave out the coconut cream
4-6 Medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg… Read more

Breakfast Smoothies

I like for one of my meals—usually breakfast—to be a smoothie made with veggies and fruit. I also add one superfood powder: 1 ounce of one of the following–spirulina powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, wheatgrass powder, or a vegan protein powder.

First, choose 4—6 ounces of some good dense, fibrous greens

Add 4—6 ounces of high-volume watery ingredients, like—

  • Tomato
  • Celery
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Summertime Virgin Mojito

Cool, refreshing, mint-lime goodness!

Summertime Virgin Mojito

1 part simple syrup
1-1/2 parts lime juice
6 mint leaves, whole (do not shred)
Soda water
1 sprig mint

To make a simple syrup, add equal parts coconut sugar and water, heat until the sugar dissolves into the water, and allow to cool.

To create the drink, muddle* the lime juice, mint … Read more