Cinnamon Pear Smoothie – Probiotic Series

Yogurt Based Smoothes Offer Probiotics This smoothie recipe, featuring fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and natural sugars is a great way to nurture the good bacteria “guests” in your intestinal tract! Ingredients 1 ripe fresh pear ½ cup milk (vanilla almond milk, or skim, low-fat, or whole cow’s milk) 1 cup Greek yogurt ½ banana (optional) 1 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Beverages, Breakfast, Probiotics|Comments Off on Cinnamon Pear Smoothie – Probiotic Series

Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Make Your Own Italian Soda If you're one of the many who savored drink ice cold sodas EVERY DAY during the summer months, a diagnosis of IC can be a terrible blow! Typical sodas contain very high levels of caffeine and citric acid which are virtually guaranteed to cause bladder pain and irritation. And, if [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Beverages|Comments Off on Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Ice Cold Milkshakes

There's nothing quite so satisfying as an ice cold vanilla milkshake on a hot summer afternoon. The challenge? Aside from often insane calories, many of the milkshakes available from fast food outlets are filled with extra ingredients that can irritate, such as preservatives, colorings and flavorings. I find it better to make my milkshakes at home, using [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Beverages|Comments Off on Ice Cold Milkshakes

Two New Fall Recipes – Horchata & White Hot Chocolate

Recipe 1 - Vanilla Horchata 1-1/2 cups medium- or long-grain white rice, cooked soft 3-1/2 cups water (or more, to taste) 1 c. sugar (or more to taste) 1 can evaporated milk 2 T. pure vanilla extract Ground nutmeg or cinnamon to sprinkle over top of drink (optional) Combine rice, water, and sugar in a [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Beverages, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Two New Fall Recipes – Horchata & White Hot Chocolate

Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style! Not interested in the fuss? Want a simpler drink? Make an Italian Soda using a low sodium mineral water (i.e. San Pellegrino) & a fruit syrup! You'll might be surprised to learn that there are dozens of flavors available at specialty markets and on-line. Obviously, you'll need to avoid sugar [...]

By | 2013-07-23T08:47:06+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Cool Summer Drinks – Fresh Herb Sun & Sweet Tea

Fresh, Herbal Sun & Sweet Teas Sun tea today is a far cry from the sun teas made popular by Lipton years ago. Using fresh herbs and fruits, you can create fabulous ice teas that will quench your thirst during the hottest days of summer. All you need is a large glass jar with a [...]

By | 2016-06-29T23:22:04+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Fresh Herb Sun & Sweet Tea

Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

Infused Spa Waters Restaurants & spas do it, why not you? Placing fresh herbs and/or fruit in a gallon of water and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight is a great way to add flavor and reduce the boredom of drinking plain water.  In fact, the "Classic Spa Water" is simply chilled spring water with [...]

By | 2016-07-05T23:57:21+00:00 July 23rd, 2013|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

How To Make A Truly Low Acid Cup of Coffee!

If you're super acid sensitive yet miss your cup of coffee in the morning, there is hope! You can make the lowest acid cup of coffee using: (1) A low acid, dark roast coffee bean from Simpatico or Puroast, two very popular low acid coffee brands. (2) Use a cold water brewing process which removes [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:03+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Beverages, General|Comments Off on How To Make A Truly Low Acid Cup of Coffee!