Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

The ultimate summer refresher made easier and healthier! Tart lemon juice is blended with ripe strawberries and naturally sweetened with agave nectar to create the perfect balance of tart and sweet. This strawberry lemonade is bright and fresh with a b…

Easy Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

The ultimate summer refresher made easier and healthier! Tart lemon juice is blended with ripe strawberries and naturally sweetened with agave nectar to create the perfect balance of tart and sweet. This strawberry lemonade is bright and fresh with a beautiful pink hue! Just 3 ingredients, 10 minutes, and 1 blender required. Let us show you how it’s done.

Best Natural Sweeteners for Strawberry Lemonade

To ensure the best possible flavor while keeping this strawberry lemonade naturally sweetened, we did lots of testing: agave, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, and stevia.

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Vegan Jamocha Shake (Maple-Sweetened!)

Anyone else love Arby’s Jamocha shake growing up? What’s not to love? Vanilla ice cream infused with coffee and chocolate. So rich and satisfying! Our inspired, vegan version is unbelievably close to the real thing, yet it’s on the healthier side as it…

Vegan Jamocha Shake (Maple-Sweetened!)

Anyone else love Arby’s Jamocha shake growing up? What’s not to love? Vanilla ice cream infused with coffee and chocolate. So rich and satisfying! Our inspired, vegan version is unbelievably close to the real thing, yet it’s on the healthier side as it’s naturally sweetened and dairy-free!

An incredibly creamy and decadent coconut base is infused with cold brew coffee and cacao powder for the ultimate dreamy shake!

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Red Sangria

If you ask me, sangria is the perfect drink to share with friends – it’s festive, fun, fruity, and refreshing. As cocktails go, it’s inexpensive and easy to make. For a knockout happy hour, mix up a pitcherful, invite people over, and…


If you ask me, sangria is the perfect drink to share with friends – it’s festive, fun, fruity, and refreshing. As cocktails go, it’s inexpensive and easy to make. For a knockout happy hour, mix up a pitcherful, invite people over, and sip cool glasses in the warm sun. Aaah, summer. These days, you can easily find sangria made with white wine or rosé, but in this recipe, I use red wine to make a more traditional, Spanish-style sangria. Obviously, I love it in the summertime, but because this recipe calls for red wine, it’s a great choice for year-round […]

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

Have I ever mentioned that I love cold brew coffee? Like, I really love cold brew coffee. Sure, Jack and I own a regular coffee maker, but we use it so rarely that you can find it tucked away in a cupboard underneath the kitchen counter. I love cold br…


Have I ever mentioned that I love cold brew coffee? Like, I really love cold brew coffee. Sure, Jack and I own a regular coffee maker, but we use it so rarely that you can find it tucked away in a cupboard underneath the kitchen counter. I love cold brew’s richer, smoother, and less acidic flavor. Plus, on a hot summer day, drinking a steaming cup of coffee is simply out of the question. For years, I bought cold brew concentrate at the store…until I learned that it’s super easy to make at home! You don’t need any special ingredients – […]

Watermelon Juice

A cold glass of this watermelon juice is everything I want on a warm summer day. When it’s blistering hot outside (or super humid, like it has been here), this hydrating juice is the best way to cool off. And, like, how gorgeous is that color?! T…


A cold glass of this watermelon juice is everything I want on a warm summer day. When it’s blistering hot outside (or super humid, like it has been here), this hydrating juice is the best way to cool off. And, like, how gorgeous is that color?! Topped off with a sprig of fresh mint, this watermelon juice is just plain fun. How to Make Watermelon Juice I’m not a fan of overly sweet fruit juices, so I don’t use any added sugar in this recipe. Instead, I make it with 3 basic ingredients: watermelon, lime juice, and ginger juice. Here’s […]

Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Milk

This creamy, DIY vegan chocolate milk is something special because it’s like Nutella in a glass. We know! Exciting stuff. It’s the real deal but without the dairy and refined sugar. Plus, it’s a bit more sophisticated than your average chocolate milk t…

Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Milk

This creamy, DIY vegan chocolate milk is something special because it’s like Nutella in a glass. We know! Exciting stuff. It’s the real deal but without the dairy and refined sugar. Plus, it’s a bit more sophisticated than your average chocolate milk thanks to the nutty complexity of hazelnuts. And it’s super chocolaty thanks to cocoa or cacao powder.

Bonus perk? Just 5 ingredients required and it’s naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup for more wholesome indulgence.

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Mango Margarita

It’s finally warming up in Chicago, so we’re cooling off with this mango margarita! To me, it’s the perfect warm weather drink – frosty, refreshing, and blissfully easy to make. Just toss 5 ingredients into the blender, puree un…


It’s finally warming up in Chicago, so we’re cooling off with this mango margarita! To me, it’s the perfect warm weather drink – frosty, refreshing, and blissfully easy to make. Just toss 5 ingredients into the blender, puree until smooth, and enjoy! Yep, making this frozen mango margarita recipe is as simple as that. Another great thing about this recipe? It’s all about the mango. Instead of using mango juice or added sweeteners, I blend up frozen mango to create its thick texture and sweet, tangy flavor. Once you try it, you’ll never make a mango margarita any other way. It’s smooth, […]

Kale Smoothie

This kale smoothie recipe is such an energizing way to start the day! Now that the weather’s warming up in Chicago, it’s made its way into my breakfast rotation of freezer burritos, muffins, and avocado toast. Refreshing and nutritious, it&…


This kale smoothie recipe is such an energizing way to start the day! Now that the weather’s warming up in Chicago, it’s made its way into my breakfast rotation of freezer burritos, muffins, and avocado toast. Refreshing and nutritious, it’s what I crave on mornings when the sun is shining, the air smells sweet, and it really feels like spring is on its way. The magic of this kale smoothie recipe is that it doesn’t actually taste like kale. Don’t get me wrong, kale’s flavor has its time and place. It’s irresistible in a kale salad or pasta, but in […]

Minty Iced Matcha Latte

When dreaming up the perfect beverage for spring (and St. Patrick’s Day), we couldn’t shake the idea of a minty iced matcha latte.
When you buy quality matcha, there’s a perfect balance of floral and grassy with notes of vanilla and even rose. Swoon. …

Minty Iced Matcha Latte

When dreaming up the perfect beverage for spring (and St. Patrick’s Day), we couldn’t shake the idea of a minty iced matcha latte.

When you buy quality matcha, there’s a perfect balance of floral and grassy with notes of vanilla and even rose. Swoon. (Check out our Best Matcha Review to learn more about matcha and which brands we recommend for best quality.) 

I’m sure you’re thinking, “Mint matcha latte — how hard could it be?” But sometimes, the simplest recipe concepts are the most difficult to perfect.

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Best Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe (+ Video)

Man, if there’s anything to celebrate in 2020, it’s that it’s over. And what better way to celebrate than with a good cocktail?
We wanted to take a deep dive and individually test each ingredient in a classic Old Fashioned to really c…

Best Bourbon Old Fashioned Recipe (+ Video)

Man, if there’s anything to celebrate in 2020, it’s that it’s over. And what better way to celebrate than with a good cocktail?

We wanted to take a deep dive and individually test each ingredient in a classic Old Fashioned to really come up with that cocktail bar-worthy beverage. Good news: We think we’ve done it.

What is an Old Fashioned?

In simple terms, an Old Fashioned is a cocktail made of bourbon, sugar, bitters, orange, and a cherry.

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