Orange Spice Tea

Orange Spice Tea

This is one of my favorite Teas in the winter! I hope you try it!

Orange Spice Tea

1 Small Orange (washed and cut into small cubes, including the peel)

1 Teaspoon ground Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

1 Gluten Free Green Tea Bag

Optional, 1-2 Teaspoon dried or fresh Lemon Thyme Leaves

Place all ingredients into coffee or tea filter of either coffee or tea maker. (I use a coffee maker) Fill with water, mine holds 12 cups and let it run the cycle. Drink warm, and use whatever sweetener you prefer. Enjoy! Oh you can also make this on the stove just in a sauce pan.

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

The Juice of 2 Lemons ( about 1/2 Cup )

2 Cups whole Fresh Strawberries ( you can use frozen)

2 Cups Cold water

2 Cups Ice

1 Cup Organic Agave Nectar

Pour lemon juice and other ingredients into blender on crush setting and blend until all berries and ice is completely crushed and liquid. Pour into container and place in fridge (or freezer) until ready to serve. Makes almost 1/2 Gallon.

I like to place it into the freezer until slushy and serve on a HOT summer day!

Cucumber Mint Thirst Quencher

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Cucumber Mint Thirst Quencher

2 Cups peeled, seeded and cubed Fresh Cucumber ( about 4 -5, 5 inch Cucumbers)

1/4 Cup chopped Fresh Mint Leaves

4 Cups Ice Cubes

2 Cups Cold Water

1/2 Cup Organic Blue Agave Nectar

Place all ingredients into large blender, set to crush and blend until ice and cucumbers are well blended. Serve cold. Enjoy!!!

Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie

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Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie

3 Slices Pineapple ( canned or fresh)

1 Banana Peeled and chunked

1/2 Cup Coconut Juice (I use Bai Coconut)

1/2 Cup plain Greek Yogurt

1 Tablespoon ground Chia Seed

Place all ingredients into smoothie maker or blender. Blend until smooth and completely mixed. Pour into glass and enjoy!!

Peach Orange Frosty

IMG_2154 It’s hay season here on the ranch, and this frosty treat brings a lot of smiles to my guys working out in the hot sun.

Peach Orange Frosty

1 Large Orange, or 2 small ones peeled and sectioned

1 1/2  Cups peeled and sliced peaches

If you prefer, you can sweeten to taste with sweetener, honey, or agave nectar.

Add fruit, and sweetener to smoothie maker or blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and place in freezer for about 20 – 30 minutes or until frosty, and starting to freeze.

I have also made this with frozen fruit, and it is just as good on a hot day.

Variations:

Instead of oranges use mango, strawberries, or 1 Tablespoon of grated ginger.

You can also blend up the fruit and pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Then use the cubes for tea.

Peachpopsicle Peachpopsicles2 I also like to make fruit popsicles. If you don’t have the popsicle molds, you can use the small paper cups with a popsicle stick or plastic spoon or fork frozen in the center for the handle.

So Good Hot Ginger and Thyme Tea

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Thyme for Ginger Tea

This is one of the most satisfying cups of hot tea I’ve had in a long time (or thyme). Sorry couldn’t resist. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!

1 Tablespoon freshly grated Ginger

2 Teaspoons Fresh Lemon Thyme Leaves

1 Teaspoon dry Sweet Basil Leaves

2 Teabags 100% Green Tea

Fill coffee carafe with water to the 8 cup mark

Place coffee filter in coffee maker basket, add grated ginger, lemon thyme leaves, dried basil leaves and tea bags. Fill coffee maker with 8 cups of water and brew tea. When done sweeten to taste and enjoy! If you like ginger and lemon thyme as much as I do, you will love this tea!

Avocado Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

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Avocado Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

1 Tablespoon grated Ginger

1 1/4  Cup Crushed Pineapple with juice

1 Avocado

1/2  Cup Plain 100% Greek Yogurt

In food processor chop ginger, and pineapple without juice until puréed. Then add pineapple juice, avocado, and yogurt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve cool, or chill, or freeze for later. If it’s not sweet enough for you add a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar.

This is a good smoothie pick me up! And it’s good for you!