Drinks

Blackberry Lime Fizz

Hiya! Just dropping in on this very summery feeling Sunday to share this incredibly refreshing and unusual mocktail with you. I've been cooking up a storm around here because both of our boys are home from school AND we're having a big family BBQ here later today. Yesterday, I did a little taste test with this and by the rate at which it was slurped up, I thought you might want to slurp up some too at your own weekend celebrations! It's so pretty and great for adults and kids! So brew up a batch of the delicious blackberry syrup and let it chill  (this would also be great on pancakes or ice cream), squeeze some lime juice into a glass, fill with ice and seltzer water and you've got yourself a tart/sweet eye catching warm weather treat!

Blackberry Lime Fizz

Skinny Frothy White Hot Chocolate

I'm a little obsessed with this hot chocolate, guys! It's my new favorite thing! As in I-want-to-drink-this-every-day-and-I'm-not-going-to-feel-guilty-if-I-do!! I promise you're going to love it too! Even if you're not a big fan of white chocolate! Even if you're somehow not concerned with calories! Truly, it tastes better than something you'd shell out several bucks for in a specialty coffee place and in no way will you feel like you're drinking something "diet-y"! Yes, miracles can happen!!

Skinny Frothy White Hot Chocolate

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

When my kids and nieces were little, a really special treat for them was me letting them make homemade lemonade on warm days after school or on the weekends. It was a big production with an assembly line--the older ones cutting the lemons, the younger ones mixing in the sugar or getting the ice--everyone had to be involved, of course! And after all had mixed, stirred, deliberated on sugar amounts and downed a big refreshing glass, they'd all traipse outside to play, leaving me with a sticky cleanup! Ah, the good old days! So when my son was in from CA recently, I thought I'd surprise him with a little update on one of his favorite treats--this deliciously tart and eye-catching blueberry lemonade. He loved it and you will too!

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Just dropping in quickly on the holiday to share this dee-licious recipe for Strawberry Lemonade with you. It's slightly sweet, slightly tart, refreshing, easy on the eyes and would be a welcome non-alcoholic addition to any BBQ! Kids love it, adults love it and you can whip it up in no time at all and be the hit of the party!! Happy Memorial Day!!

Strawberry Lemonade

Good-For-You Apricot Peach Smoothie

Day 2 of Healthy Week! They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and despite the fact that I have no idea of who they are, I agree. Usually I eat a bowl of oatmeal or sometimes Baked Oatmeal (my daughter's favorite) but now that the weather is getting warmer, it's fun to enjoy something cool, colorful and quick. All you need to make this a complete meal is to add some sort of protein, like maybe a hard boiled egg or a handful of nuts and you're good to go and fueled for the next several hours!

Good-For-You Apricot Peach Smoothie

Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate

I'm trying very hard to keep this a light week. But if you're like me, you need a bit of dessert at the end of the day and yet you don't want to blow it and go overboard. This Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate is creamy, chocolatey, satisfying and seemingly rich, but at only about 100 calories a cup, you can indulge and not feel guilty either!

Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate