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Three Healthy Drink Recipes. This year it seems like I’ve caught a minor cold (lasting about 3 days) every other week!

Three Healthy Drink Recipes

After the second one runny nose kicked in, I knew it was high time to bring out my cold fighting, immune boosting, and homemade concoctions. It’s so easy to ignore feeling tired and rundown, or push through daily aches and pains. My struggle with chronic pain has taught me to pay attention when my body is trying to tell me something and give it the help it needs to heal itself. Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes: Drink To Your Health! Lemon Ginger Elixir. I developed a habit of stopping at my local hippy grocery store for a Lemon Ginger Elixir.

Lemon Ginger Elixir

It was always in times of OMG I NEED TO CHILL THE F- OUT. For some reason, this drink has been the answer. Honey, lemon and ginger in all of the right combinations. Easy Cold Brew Coffee - The Balanced Berry. Let’s get caffeinated, shall we?

Easy Cold Brew Coffee - The Balanced Berry

Though we have had our fair share of April showers, this Seattle spring has also had a few notable days of sunshine and warm temperatures. Let us rejoice. Nothing says “warm weather” like a glass of cold brew iced coffee. Mexican Iced Mocha with Chocolate Ice Cubes. How the Oven Will Help You Make Even Better Lemonade — Tips from The Kitchn. It's time to rethink the way you do lemonade.

How the Oven Will Help You Make Even Better Lemonade — Tips from The Kitchn

Before you squeeze a bag of lemons for a pitcher of that cool and refreshing drink, I suggest you first turn up the heat. Why You Should Roast Your Lemons for Lemonade The oven isn't exactly an appliance we associate with making lemonade, but it's time we do. The one extra step of halving and roasting the lemons makes for an irresistible twist on this classic drink. Instead of the tart, sweet sip you're used to with the classic version, time in the oven tames the acidic bite of lemons and draws out their natural sugars, leaving you with a lush, deep flavor that instantly translates to a richer-tasting lemonade. Know Your Lemons: What's the Difference Between Meyer Lemons and Regular Lemons? The Simple Way to Make Roasted Lemonade Your Reality Before juicing the lemons, or even making the simple syrup, fire up the oven to 400°F. After roasting, follow your favorite lemonade recipe as you normally would, with the exception of the simple syrup.

8 "Not Coffee" Lattes. Fill Your Mug with These Coffee + Espresso Alternatives. Looking for a warm mug of something besides coffee or espresso?

8 "Not Coffee" Lattes. Fill Your Mug with These Coffee + Espresso Alternatives.

7 Fat-Burning Smoothies To Lose Weight In 8 Weeks. It’s no secret that obesity has become one of the most wide-spread medical conditions worldwide.

7 Fat-Burning Smoothies To Lose Weight In 8 Weeks

And while being overweight is typically a result of an unhealthy lifestyle, many factors, such as genetic makeup and disease, can contribute to the condition (1). Being overweight or obese negatively impacts your health, elevating your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and some cancers. Although many people may find it daunting, the best way to reverse the condition is by eating a balanced diet and being active.

If you’re having trouble getting on track, incorporate the following drinks into your everyday routine. 5-Minute Homemade Protein Shakes — Recipe Templates from The Kitchn. These fresh and vibrant homemade protein shakes (no protein powder necessary!)

5-Minute Homemade Protein Shakes — Recipe Templates from The Kitchn

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie. Hey friends!

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie

Banana Bread Smoothie. Banana Bread Smoothie This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

Banana Bread Smoothie

Look out, world. In my continued attempt to cut out more refined sugars in my life (with a few indulgent exceptions on occasion), I have been experimenting lately with turning some of my favorite desserts into healthier smoothies. I know, I know, not totally the same. But actually, many dessert flavor combinations seem to translate well into smoothies, so I’ve been on a roll giving them a try. Carrot Cake Smoothie. Carrot Cake Smoothie Do you eat baby carrots?

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie. Welcome to that post-holiday-winter-cold-season-yuckiness that’s happening right now! It’s going around and it seems like there’s no stopping it… oh, but there is! I started feeling that dreaded cold coming on after New Years so I vowed to stay in and down as many healthy, immunity-boosting beverages as possible! Within 24 hours, I was feeling 100% again! One of my creations during this weekend of hibernation was this Immunity Boosting Orange Berry Smoothie! Vitamins A, C & K are all packed with antioxidant boosting powers, which is why I packed them all into this smoothie! The smoothie has 34% of your daily value of Vitamin A, 216% of Vitamin C (the powerhouse of immunity boosting vitamins!) It’s also filled with vitamins D, E and B12, as well as iron and calcium!

Grapefruit Green Smoothie. I don’t know about you guys, but when I find something I like I generally stick to it. The good thing about that is I get really good at making whatever that thing is. For instance, my favorite green smoothie. On the flip side, staying the course has its downsides as I rarely want to branch out and try something new.

The 10 Ultimate Juice and Smoothie Recipes You Need in Your Life. Watermelons: Natures Keg. Still pumping your watermelons full of rum? What is this, summer camp? It’s time to grow up and start converting your watermelons into kegs. The instructions for the Watermelon Keg come from none other than the National Watermelon Promotion Board—which surprisingly is an actual thing. The Best Lemonade You've Ever Had. A deeply ingrained love of lemonade starts in childhood. Something about scrawling “Lemonade” on a poster board, throwing together a makeshift stand, and pestering each passing car to buy a cup of hand-squeezed lemonade carves out a special place in our hearts for this beverage.

There’s nothing like sipping lip-pursing, icy-cool lemonade -- preferably through a striped straw -- to bring back memories of carefree afternoons and summer sunshine. More: Your other childhood favorites, all grown up. In this video, our editor Kenzi shares a trick for the ultimate glass of tart, sweet lemonade. The secret comes before the lemons are even juiced. Video shot and produced by Todd Coleman.