Good morning and happy Tuesday! I feel like this start to the week has already flown by (seriously, where did Monday go?!) and I’m ready for a cucumber spinach smoothie and a lot of getting things done today. It kind of feels like time sped up and it’s almost April, but there are no complaints on my end! I’m a notorious winter hater, so when spring is finally showing that it really will come back to play, I’m really ready for it. Although we haven’t had the best of weather lately (i.e. lots of rain), I will say that getting up into the 40s and 50s has been something that feels wonderful. The warmer-ish weather has gotten me thinking about smoothie, berries, and all the (more…)
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There’s a discovery I’ve made that I’ve talked about before on here around aging, drinking, and basically how it doesn’t play that well with me anymore. I’ve never been much of a booze hound, but lately my tolerence is at an all time low..and I don’t hate it! First off, it’s way cheaper, buying 1-2 drinks versus 3-4 over the course of (more…)
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I mentioned this in a previous post about non-boozy drinking, but really, drinking booze these days kind of makes me feel terrible after like..2 drinks, so I’m finding new ways to go alcohol free, but still get to take part in a fun drink! It’s so fun just sipping on water, when all you really want is a fun sparkly drink with a little sweetness to it. So, when I spied blackberries on sale over the weekend and discovered that I had way too many lemons rolling around in my produce drawer, this super simple blackberry lemon spritzer was born! You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that throwing together a fun drink just takes bubbles, fruit, and a few berries.
I usually don’t keep that many bubbly things around the house, but when I spied some cans of Zevia Ginger Ale in the fridge, I knew it would be perfect for this drink. Just a little sweet, all the bubbles and it was on hand..so no trip to the store, wins all around! Especially good was that this blackberry lemon spritzer came together in minutes, no simple syrup and no muddling techniques required, so it really satisfied my need for something fun to drink after work, without all the work. If you’re like me and need a semi-happy hour after you get home from a long day, this is the drink for you! I’ve recently also discovered that snack plates (crackers, jams, etc.) are so easy to make and look fancy, so I usually pair a non boozy (or boozy, depends on the day) drink with a plate full of snacks and take a minute to relax after the day is done. I really can’t WAIT until it’s warm enough to relax on the porch with one of these blackberry lemon spritzers in hand, spring weather can’t come back soon enough!
If you aren’t lucky enough to find blackberries on sale like I did, any berry will do. This is also a perfect place to use up that frozen fruit you might have hanging around the freezer, especialyl if they are mixed berries or something tart, like cherries. The sweetness of the Zevia balances out any tartness in the berries, plus the squeeze of lemon juice is perfect for reviving any flavors that might have gone flat in the freezer. Cheers to spring being on its way!
A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!
- 3-4 blackberries
- 1/2 lemon
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1 can Zevia Ginger Ale
- Place the blackberries in a highball or cocktail glass. Smash with the back of a spoon until berries are mashed. Squeeze the 1/2 of lemon juice into the glass and top with ice cubes. Stir and top with ginger ale.
I’m here to tell you that I’ve done the testing, and I’ve found the creamiest, easiest, and fastest way to make your own homemade cashew milk, without the soaking time! I did quite a bit of testing a few years back on the best homemade non-dairy milks and the results were (more…)
Ginger packs a punch to this easy non boozy pomegranate spritzer, topped with sparkling water and a dash of bitters!
As with many years, I started out 2017 with a set of goals and intentions. Not really resolutions, since those are kind of not my jam (or anyone’s it seems) and they seem to slip to the wayside as soon as February (aka Valentines and Easter, aka candy season) roll around. Mine include things like ‘drink/eat something green everyday’, ‘set and meet goals for the blog (!!)’ and ‘drink less booze’. While I’m not a lush by any means, I can tend to (more…)
Orange and matcha come together to create a perfect cold busting matcha smoothie!
It’s been a minute (more like 2 weeks!), right? Between the holidays, needed time to chill out and trying to get over two nasty colds, a break was well needed. I have the whole month of January already planned out, so I am excited about the recipes that are coming in the next few weeks! My goal is to start trying to incorporate more savory recipes too, since a girl can’t subsist on waffles and cake alone (much as I might try). My past self must have known that my future self was going to need this power packed matcha (more…)