Other Drinks

Ovaltine froth

Ovaltine Froth

Close friends introduced my family to a special place in Hawaii we have come to adore. It was during our first visit there, years ago, that their signature kid “drink” won my children’s hearts, as we were told it would. The specialty frozen drink was simply called, “Ovaltine froth“. Ovaltine, for those unfamiliar (or too young…), […]

oat milk

Homemade Oat Milk

Oat milk is all the rage these days. And oat milk could not be more simple to make. This popular dairy-free alternative is just rolled oats and water blended then well strained to remove the pulp. The result is easy, creamy, DIY oat milk! Lately, this dairy-free milk alternative seems to be popping up all […]

energy juice

Energy Juice

I, like so many others, have been muted on social media for the past week in response to the murder of George Floyd. It has been an incredibly sad and scary time in our country.  I decided to mute myself because I stand in soldiery against racism and also because I felt others had more […]

homemade almond milk

Homemade Vanilla, Chocolate + Matcha Almond Milk

Almond milk is a plant milk made from almonds with a creamy texture and subtle nutty flavor. A popular non-dairy milk, that does not contain cholesterol or lactose making it a great go-to option for people with milk allergies, who are lactose-intolerant, vegans, and those who have increasing concern over animal rights and environmental protection. […]

white hot chocolate

Pumpkin Spiced White Hot Chocolate

Who does not love hot chocolate in the winter? There are a number of ways to make this old standby different, and this is one of them. This is my pumpkin-spiced white hot chocolate because I’m not over my pumpkin obsession just yet. In this simple recipe, white chocolate replaces the traditional milk or dark […]

chicha morada

Peruvian Chicha Morada

Unless you’ve traveled to Peru, chances are you have never tasted chicha morada. I have Erik Burmeister to thank for introducing me to this delicious Peruvian specialty. Chicha morada is a non-alcoholic Peruvian beverage made from purple corn called “maiz morado“.  “Chicha” is common in South and Central America–it is a fermented (alcoholic) or non-fermented […]

raspberry-pineapple protein slushy

Raspberry-Pineapple Protein Slushy

Sometimes a smoothie just doesn’t cut it. So I’m mixing it up a bit with this raspberry-pineapple protein slushy and it’s perfect for the Spring and Summer months. I thought a bright, fruity, protein slushy might be just what I needed to kick-start my Spring and give me a non-caffeinated energy boost. Personally, with all […]

chai tea

Homemade Chai Tea

I recently learned that chai tea, which has been having its moment in the West and elsewhere, has been the most popular beverage in India for some time, and has played an important part in many other cultures.  Chai, which means “tea” in Hindi, is derived from tea leaves believed to have originated in the […]

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