3 Healthy Summertime Mocktails – Guest Post at MamaFloat

If you are enjoying a Memorial Day BBQ today but can’t drink alcohol then be sure to check out my latest post over at MamaFloat for some tasty summertime mocktail recipes!  I show you how to make your own vinegar-based syrup known as shrub, as well as healthy takes on a mojito and piña colada. Enjoy with friends and happy Memorial Day everyone!  Read More

Nutritional Advice Series: Choose Your Food Wisely – Beverages

When we pay close attention to our nutrition, wellness and weight control, beverages are just as important as the food we are eating.  They can quickly add up to become a large percentage of a person’s daily intake of sugar, sodium or calories without much thought at all.  As with nearly every other aspect of diet we have discussed: balance is key. Water: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, but don’t over do it to the point of always... Read More

Natural Blood Orange Soda

I used to be a big soda fiend when I was a kid.  When I got older and learned how terrible the stuff is for you, I tried to just give it up all together.  Occasionally I would have a root beer or coke made with cane sugar, but it become a real treat for me. Then a few months ago I started drinking sparkling mineral water.  It gives the same fizzy sensation that we all love so much, but without any added sugar.  Sometimes I add a little... Read More

beet and cranberry juice spritzers for valentine’s day

valentine’s day is all about red and pink things, but to me it doesn’t make sense to use nasty old food coloring when there are plenty of tasty and natural sources to create beautiful color. after months of working at a juice bar i developed a love for beet juice.  it’s sweet and detoxifying and tastes great with lemon or apple juice (but be careful, it stains!)  i paired it with cranberry juice to even out the intense flavor... Read More