August is THE time for outdoor picnics, bonfires and barbecues, and August 31st is National Eat Outdoors Day! Whether you're back in the classroom or getting ready to return, start planning now for places to go, people to see and things to do outside. These long, sunshine-filled days are best for enjoying the season and all living in California has to offer with friends and family so you're refreshed and ready to get your head back in the game. Include in the planning what type of food can be paired with a refreshing, mouthwatering mocktail! We've compiled quite a few [...]
This refreshing beverage certainly cools you down with cleansing cucumber blended with sweet strawberries and coconut. Make a big batch, because it will be a big hit with friends and family! Ingredients for 2 servings 1 cup strawberry, sliced ½ cup cucumber, sliced ice 1 cup coconut water Preparation Add strawberries, cucumber, ice, and coconut water to a blender and blend until well combined. Pour into a glass and garnish with a cucumber slice. Enjoy! by: Tasty.co
A ridiculously tasty twist on an famous Cuban favorite Ingredients for 1 serving 1 sprig fresh mint 3 slices lime 1 tablespoon agave nectar, or honey ice 6 oz soda, or seltzer water Preparation Add mint leaves and lime to a tall glass. Using a muddler or a spoon, mash the lime and mint well. Add sweetener, ice, and soda water. Stir to combine. Garnish with lime and mint. Enjoy!
You'll love this delightful concoction that muddles together fruit fruit with a spark of zing! Ingredients for 1 serving 1 handful raspberry 1 handful blueberry 1 sprig fresh mint leaf 1 oz lime juice 1 tablespoon agave nectar, or honey ice 1 splash soda water, or seltzer water Preparation In a cocktail shaker, or a tall glass, muddle raspberries, blueberries, and mint. Add lime juice, sweetener, and ice, and shake until well combined. If you do not have a cocktail shaker, simply pour back and forth between two glasses until combined. Strain mixture over ice and top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with berries [...]
This glowing green margarita mocktail is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, and needs to be on your Cinco de Mayo menu, as well as be enjoyed all summer long. Made with hydrating and collagen-producing green juice ingredients, you won’t miss the tequila, I promise. INGREDIENTS 1 cucumber, cut into large pieces ½ cup pineapple chunks ½ cup cilantro 2 cups spinach 2 limes, peeled 2-inch piece of fresh ginger 2 cups coconut water Jalapeno for kick, optional Lime wedges and sea salt flakes for rimmed glasses INSTRUCTIONS Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Place a nut milk bag into a large [...]
A tall glass of lemonade is great to St. Patrick's Day or a refreshing treat on warm days. When you want something a little different or special, it's easy to give it some pizazz. The Green Lemonade fits the bill perfectly and everyone can enjoy this fun and fruity green mocktail recipe. The recipe is quite simple. It combines your favorite lemonade with limeade along with fresh kiwi. It comes together in just a matter of minutes and is an invigorating drink for spring and summer. Ingredients 4 ounces lemonade 2 ounces limeade (or lime cordial) 4 kiwi slices (peeled) 3/4 ounce simple syrup Garnish: kiwi or lime slice Steps to Make [...]
INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 Tbsp (3/4 oz) Torani Green Apple Syrup 3/4 cup (6 oz) brewed green tea, chilled 8 fresh mint leaves ice Garnish: maraschino cherry and extra mint leaf on edge of glass INSTRUCTIONS Pulse together ingredients in a blender without ice, until drink is foamy. Pour over ice in a tall glass and garnish with a mint sprig.
Guilt-free for the DD. A take on a cocktail classic serves up all the flavor you love! Servings: 4 Calories per Serving: 24 Ingredients: 2 cups no salt added tomato juice or low-sodium vegetable juice 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish Few drops bottled hot pepper sauce Ice cubes Celery sticks for garnish (optional) Directions: 1. Mix all juices, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and hot pepper sauce. 2. Pour mixture over ice in glasses. 3. Garnish with celery sticks.
Crisp and Clean Grapefruit Mockmosa Get your festivities off to a sparkling start with this tasty treat featuring orange, grapefruit and lime juice. Servings: 3 Calories per serving: 59 Ingredients: 3/4 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon sugar-free honey 1 12 – ounce bottle sparkling water, chilled Long, thin strips of orange peel, grapefruit peel and/or lime peel, curled for garnish (optional) Directions: 1. Combine orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice and honey and stir until honey is dissolved. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours to [...]
Holiday Hot Toddy There’s no better way to kick off the cold holiday season than with this warm, soothing drink. Servings: 1 Calories per Serving: 53 Ingredients: 7 oz. hot black tea 1 tablespoon sugar-free honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 lemon wedge Directions: 1. Pour honey, lemon juice and spices into large mug. 2. Top with hot tea, stir, then add lemon wedge for garnish.