Beverages and smoothies

Facebook Twitter

Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb. We don’t have a fever thermometer in our house.

Ginger & Turmeric Honey Bomb

It’s not necessary. Instead we measure the weirdness-level in our daily activities. So when someone does something exceptionally weird, we know he/she has got a fever (we have a separate scale for Elsa, since she does exceptionally weird stuff all the time). Ancient Ales. You might not know it, but medieval Germans nearly ruined beer forever.

Ancient Ales

In 1516, a purity law called the Reinheitsgebot mandated that beer be made with only water, hops and barley. (The role of yeast hadn't yet been discovered.) Thanks to that bit of brewing censorship and the bastardized recipes of modern brewing conglomerates, beer drinkers have been subjected to bland lager for a long, long time. Lacto-femented Sparkling Apple Cider - Nourishing Simplicity. Nothing says the holidays like a glass of sparkling apple cider.

Lacto-femented Sparkling Apple Cider - Nourishing Simplicity

It’s the favorite of kids and many adults for Thanksgiving, Christmas, weddings and toasting in the New Year. You would not belive how easy it is to make your own sparkling apple cider that is full of millions of healthy bacteria, enzymes and probiotics! Mix whey with apple juice, cover and a few days later you have your very own lacto-fermented apple cider! The fermentation process eats up of most of the sugars in the juice and leaves it slightly carbonated. DIY Healthy Soda - Simple Life Abundant LifeSimple Life Abundant Life. Once upon a time I was addicted to Coca Cola.

DIY Healthy Soda - Simple Life Abundant LifeSimple Life Abundant Life

When my eyes were opened to the world of real food, I learned to start reading ingredients instead of calories, and here is what I found: Carbonated waterHigh fructose corn syrup (A probable GMO)Caramel color (A probable GMO and linked to cancer)Phosphoric acid (derived from a rock. Seriously!

Juices

Tea and coffee. Smoothies. The "Jumpin' Monkey" recipe on Food52.com. Pimms drink recipe, dama bianca recipe. Ahhhh Pimm’s.

Pimms drink recipe, dama bianca recipe

Nothing quite says a lazy day on a river bank, watching a bunch of toff’s row boats down a river. This drink doesn’t quite have the best of images in England. 7 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately. Organics.org Many of us choose what we eat very carefully, or at least dedicate our minimum attention to it.

7 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

But when it comes to drinks, especially alcoholic beverages, we do little to make the best decisions for our health. Which is a HUGE mistake. All the work for your body can be ruined in a weekend out. While foods and non alcoholic beverages are required to list their ingredients and are monitored by the FDA, beer does not belong in either. Here’s some harmful ingredients that are commonly found in beer: GMO Corn SyrupGMO CornHigh Fructose Corn SyrupFish BladderPropylene GlycolMonosodium Glutamate (MSG)Natural FlavorsGMO SugarsCaramel ColoringInsect-Based DyesCarrageenanBPA& lots more!

Here are the 7 beers that are commonly found in bars in United States that you should stop drinking immediately. The Newcastle beer has been found to contain caramel coloring. One of the most popular beers, or most advertised is Budweiser. Tasting Lavender. At a potluck last week I was eager to taste the lavender lemonade, something I’d never made myself and drunk only once or twice before.

Tasting Lavender

But the drink was sweetened to a child’s taste; I guessed it had been made with twice the volume of sugar as lemon juice, before lavender syrup was added. And because the lemonade was already so sweet, apparently, only a little lavender syrup was included, so little that I could barely taste the lavender. Healthy Green Kitchen Smoothies and Drinks Archives » Healthy Green Kitchen. What is Chaga? Learn Why It's a Top Superfood Mushroom.

25 cocktails to make this fall. Honey lavender soda. For the honeycomb baby shower I served a lavender honey soda.

honey lavender soda

It was my first attempt at herbal soda making and it was amazing! I made a second batch this week to drink myself, it is incredibly refreshing on a hot afternoon. To make the soda; combine 1 cup of honey with 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of lavender florets (find these in the spice section). Simmer until combined, about three minutes.

Strain most of the lavender out and let chill until ready to use. PS. Kombucha Questions & Answers. For those new to making kombucha, the process can be intimidating.

Kombucha Questions & Answers

Every little thing is confusing. Natural Ginger Ale Recipe - Homemade Fermented Probiotic Drink. Homemade Ginger Ale. UPDATE: This post originally ran on December 17 2013, but we love this homemade recipe so much we had to share it again!

Homemade Ginger Ale

It’s funny, but I most definitely swear by ginger ale. If I have a cold…stomach ache…headache….any other kind of ache…or if I just need a nice refreshing beverage…ginger ale cures it all for me. Who knows…it could just be a mental thing, but I instantly feel better after having a cold glass of ginger ale. It’s crisp and delicious, and I can drink it at any hour of the day. I was so excited when I found a homemade recipe that I had to try it out. What you need: 1 cup fresh ginger, peeled and sliced 1 cup sugar 2 cups water club soda lemon and lime juice mint First, peel some fresh ginger root and cut it into small slices until you have a cup’s worth. Fill a glass with ice, and pour over 1 part ginger syrup to 3 parts club soda. 20 Healthy Alternatives to Soda.

If you're new here, you may want to sign up for FREE weekly updates delivered to your inbox featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and special discounts or promotions. P.S. This post may contain affiliate links to products or services I use, enjoy, or recommend. How to Make Cardamom Infused Tonic Water. Healthy Recipes & Cooking Tips. Horchata Recipe: Sweet Mexican Rice Milk. If you're new here, you may want to sign up for FREE weekly updates delivered to your inbox featuring Real Food recipes, nutrition & health articles, and special discounts or promotions. P.S. Homemade Almond Milk.

The following article was written by Kaycee Basset and originally appeared on Vegan Machine.com. Almond milk is my favorite kind of milk! Dairy Free Recipe for Coconut Milk. Shrub love — Rediscovering a colonial classic. We wait all year for this: fingers stained with cherry juice, arms covered in bramble scratches, and countertops cluttered with canning jars. We can, dry, freeze, jam, pickle, and preserve summer, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it. But there’s another way to bottle summer’s bounty. It’s called a shrub. Shrubs date back to the 18th century. Want a REAL FOOD Protein Shake? You’ve all probably heard of protein drinks, energy drinks, soy protein shakes or whey protein. Many people swear by them. They say it gives them more energy, that it’s an easy, fast breakfast, and a good way to lose weight or just get more protein – bodybuilders love it for that reason, too.

Here’s why I don’t like them: