Spiced Orange Carrot Cooler & 10 Summer Drink Options

Spiced Orange Carrot Cooler & 10 Summer Drink Options

     I’ve come to the conclusion lately, or accepted the realization that I don’t really enjoy smoothies as much as the rest of the world.  I’m thinking that I really should be more of a juice person.  And just accept myself as I am.  No guilt. No trying and trying to get a feel for that thick, veggie/fruit packed drink and deal with it.  No, I’m going to be a juice girl.  I’ll save the pulp.  I’ll use up the fresh fruits I buy.  But I’m going to go much more for just pure juices when I make up morning meals in a glass.  That’s just me of course.  Ya’ll keep blendin’ away the way you like it an d we’ll all get a little healthier. So you’re just not a carrot kinda Girl?  Here are some other fresh Summer drink ideas that may suit your fancy: Simple Limeade Maybe it’s just a ‘Lemonade’ kinda day?  This one has a touch of Coffee substitute for added flavor without the caffeine.    Watermelon Slushie A healthy, sugar and caffeine free Iced Coffee Creamer may be what you want. These three are a few I’ve enjoyed from the health food store…

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Homegrown Fresh Mint Tea

Homegrown Fresh Mint Tea

 If you’ve ever tried growing your own mint in the yard or in a pot…you know for sure that it likes to spread, and spread.  This innocent little fresh herb can double and triple in size over just a few weeks without much care.  I started this plant in May.  I put it in a pot so that I could keep it under toe with some restraint.  I didn’t want to end up with a Mint Lawn! I’ve cut it back probably 5 or 6 times since then and it’s still growing strong in my office window.  It enjoys the morning sun from dawn until about 11am and after that the room is cozy warm.  Mint heaven.    If you’re at all stingy  frugal like me, you can’t bear to take the time to make something and then just throw it out when it’s too much to use up.  So I made up my mind I would find ways to use up my mint.   I do love Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream 🙂  But my husband doesn’t and even so, a whole gallon will only use up a small bunch of Mint. I needed something that would last through…

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