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Creamy Mayan Mocha (Caffeine-Free Option!)

Anyone else have an awkwardly long list of modifications when ordering drinks from coffee shops? Welcome to the club. Sometimes we spare ourselves the embarrassment and make them at home.
Inspired by the dangerously delicious Mayan Mocha from Picnik, t…

Creamy Mayan Mocha (Caffeine-Free Option!)

Anyone else have an awkwardly long list of modifications when ordering drinks from coffee shops? Welcome to the club. Sometimes we spare ourselves the embarrassment and make them at home.

Inspired by the dangerously delicious Mayan Mocha from Picnik, this creamy, dreamy drink is a little sweet, spicy, and chocolaty. It’s also dairy-free and can be made with dandelion root for a low-caffeine, coffee-free option. Let us show you how it’s done!

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French 75 Cocktail

This French 75 recipe is my favorite cocktail. Bubbly, botanical, lemony, and lightly sweet, it’s exactly what I want to be drinking on New Year’s Eve…or anytime, really. A French 75 is easy to make at home with 4 simple ingredients. …


This French 75 recipe is my favorite cocktail. Bubbly, botanical, lemony, and lightly sweet, it’s exactly what I want to be drinking on New Year’s Eve…or anytime, really. A French 75 is easy to make at home with 4 simple ingredients. If you’re looking for an elegant, refreshing cocktail recipe to mix up for happy hours, parties, or even brunch, you should definitely try this one! In case you’re not familiar, a French 75 is a Champagne cocktail made with gin or cognac, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Ever had a Tom Collins? It’s like that, but topped with Champagne […]

Coffee Smoothie

This coffee smoothie recipe is perfect for busy mornings. You know those days when you have time to make a cup of coffee or a healthy breakfast…but not both? Now you don’t have to choose! Blend up this coffee smoothie, and you can enjoy cof…


This coffee smoothie recipe is perfect for busy mornings. You know those days when you have time to make a cup of coffee or a healthy breakfast…but not both? Now you don’t have to choose! Blend up this coffee smoothie, and you can enjoy coffee + breakfast in a single glass. I love this one-and-done morning treat. Made with simple ingredients like coffee, frozen banana, almond butter, and dates, it’s super easy to put together, and it’s so delicious. The banana and almond butter give it an amazing creamy texture, and the dates make it rich and sweet. And of course, […]

Iced Matcha Latte

Meet my go-to iced matcha latte recipe! I make this energizing drink just about every day from the start of summer to when the temps dip in the fall. It’s cool and creamy, with a slightly grassy, earthy flavor that I absolutely love. Matcha took …


Meet my go-to iced matcha latte recipe! I make this energizing drink just about every day from the start of summer to when the temps dip in the fall. It’s cool and creamy, with a slightly grassy, earthy flavor that I absolutely love. Matcha took off in popularity in the US a few years back, and these days, you can find an iced matcha latte on almost any coffee shop menu. I still order one out from time to time, but for the most part, I prefer to make my own iced matcha latte at home. Here’s why: I can […]

Sparkling Cherry Limeade (Naturally Sweetened)

The ULTIMATE summer drink is here: cherry limeade! This super refreshing, Sonic-inspired “soda” tastes as good as the classic, but it’s naturally sweetened and made with just 4 ingredients!
Packed with fresh cherries, perfectly tart-sweet, and ready in…

Sparkling Cherry Limeade (Naturally Sweetened)

The ULTIMATE summer drink is here: cherry limeade! This super refreshing, Sonic-inspired “soda” tastes as good as the classic, but it’s naturally sweetened and made with just 4 ingredients!

Packed with fresh cherries, perfectly tart-sweet, and ready in just 10 minutes, this bubbly beverage will be quenching your cherry soda craving in no time. Let us show you how it’s done!

This cherry limeade is SO easy to make, friends!

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Cosmopolitan Cocktail

If you, like me, have seen every episode of Sex and the City, you have to learn how to make a Cosmopolitan cocktail, or Cosmo for short. This tart, refreshing vodka drink is a hallmark of the show, and when you watch Carrie and friends sip enough of th…


If you, like me, have seen every episode of Sex and the City, you have to learn how to make a Cosmopolitan cocktail, or Cosmo for short. This tart, refreshing vodka drink is a hallmark of the show, and when you watch Carrie and friends sip enough of them, you can’t help but want to try one. Below, I’m sharing my go-to Cosmopolitan recipe, which is perfect for dinner parties, girls’ nights, and binge watching the Sex and the City reboot (who else is tuning in for season 2 this week?!). It has a gorgeous blush pink color and a sweet and […]

How to Make Hibiscus Tea

I make this hibiscus tea recipe at least once a week. In the winter, I enjoy it hot, the ruby red drink reviving me when the weather is cold and gray. In the summer, I crave it iced. On a warm day, its bold, tart flavor is intensely refreshing. I&#8217…


I make this hibiscus tea recipe at least once a week. In the winter, I enjoy it hot, the ruby red drink reviving me when the weather is cold and gray. In the summer, I crave it iced. On a warm day, its bold, tart flavor is intensely refreshing. I’m sharing my go-to method for how to make hibiscus tea below. If you’ve never tried it, I hope you’ll give it a go! It’s delicious and SO simple to make. This hibiscus tea recipe calls for 2 ingredients and requires under 5 minutes of hands-on prep. Plus, it has some […]

Sparkling Hibiscus Orange Mocktail

Get ready for the drink that will be on repeat all summer: this hibiscus orange mocktail! Bright, zesty, fruity, and perfectly sweet, it tastes kind of like virgin sangria (summer dreams coming true!). 
PLUS, it’s naturally sweetened and made with…

Sparkling Hibiscus Orange Mocktail

Get ready for the drink that will be on repeat all summer: this hibiscus orange mocktail! Bright, zesty, fruity, and perfectly sweet, it tastes kind of like virgin sangria (summer dreams coming true!). 

PLUS, it’s naturally sweetened and made with just 6 simple ingredients. What are you waiting for? Let’s get these drinks going!

This sparkling mocktail begins with a base of mango (for body + natural sweetness), orange (for big citrus vibes), and lime (for brightness).

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Fresh Strawberry Margarita (5 Minutes!)

When the temperatures rise, the refreshing drinks arrive! Enter this naturally sweetened strawberry margarita bursting with fresh strawberry flavor and the perfect tart-sweet balance!
Made in just 5 minutes (really!) with just 4 ingredients, it doesn’t…

Fresh Strawberry Margarita (5 Minutes!)

When the temperatures rise, the refreshing drinks arrive! Enter this naturally sweetened strawberry margarita bursting with fresh strawberry flavor and the perfect tart-sweet balance!

Made in just 5 minutes (really!) with just 4 ingredients, it doesn’t get any easier! Rev up your blenders, friends — let’s make some drinks!

What is in a Margarita?

A traditional margarita is a cocktail made of tequila, lime juice, and a citrus liqueur such as triple sec or cointreau.

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Creamy Raspberry Chip Smoothie (5 Minutes!)

“Delightful, fresh, and an undeniable SNACK” is our usual morning mantra. We start by saying these descriptors in the mirror, then we grab our blenders and whip up this (delightful, fresh, snack-able) raspberry smoothie. Coincidence? Nah. You are what …

Creamy Raspberry Chip Smoothie (5 Minutes!)

“Delightful, fresh, and an undeniable SNACK” is our usual morning mantra. We start by saying these descriptors in the mirror, then we grab our blenders and whip up this (delightful, fresh, snack-able) raspberry smoothie. Coincidence? Nah. You are what you eat, after all! 

Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes required for this creamy, sweet treat! It’s also the perfect base for a scoop of protein powder or some salty chocolate granola.

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