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Homemade Mint Iced Tea

A very important part of my family’s summer is homemade Mint Iced Tea. This sweet, refreshing beverage has evolved over the years by trading sugar for other sweeteners, usually stevia, and more tea bags for strength. I learned to make it stronger to allow for lots of ice. But the concept is the same…cold, refreshing, [...]

By | 2020-07-12T21:51:55+00:00 July 12th, 2020|Beverages & Smoothies|0 Comments

Kinds of Detoxes and Cleanses

In the last several posts, we have discussed:  "What is a Detox?"https://veronicashealthyliving.com/detox-what-is-it/ "Why Should You Detox?"https://veronicashealthyliving.com/why-should-you-detox/ I also gave you several recipes to get your body ready for a detox: https://veronicashealthyliving.com/wild-dandelion-b…y-detox-smoothie/ https://veronicashealthyliving.com/super-tasty-deto…kes-a-good-salad/ Today, I want to outline the four main types of detoxes,  and briefly describe each one.  Keep posted, as I will give the [...]

Wild Dandelion Berry Detox Smoothie

If you have wild greens available in your yard or garden, then this is the perfect time to "eat them up"!  And no better place then in your morning smoothie!  This recipe focuses on detoxing the body, and we begin with the liver!  Dandelion, that pesky weed in your yard,  is the perfect source of [...]

By | 2020-06-05T18:47:22+00:00 May 21st, 2020|Beverages & Smoothies, Greens, Health Benefits|0 Comments

Wild Green and Berry Smoothie

Wild Green and Berry Smoothie 1/2 cup frozen berries 4 cups wild greens (I used yellow dock, Sheep Sorrel, lamb's quarter, and amaranth) 1/2 cup aloe vera juice (mine is berry flavored) 1/2 cup filtered water 3 tbsp. hemp seeds (omegas, and 10 grams protein) 1 scoop collagen powder, unflavored (10 grams protein) 1 tsp [...]

By | 2020-07-17T16:32:50+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Beverages & Smoothies, Greens, Sugar-Free|0 Comments

Wild Greens for Raising Immunity

Look what I picked this morning in my garden?  One of the best ways to boost immunity is to EAT WILD GREENS! They are inexpensive (FREE), easy to prepare, and contain more vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants and phytonutrients than any cultivated vegetable, including kale and broccoli put together! AND they taste delicious! So what is [...]

By | 2020-07-17T16:53:05+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Beverages & Smoothies, Health Benefits, Inflammation, Sugar-Free|0 Comments

Watermelon Lime Slushy

Watermelon Lime Slushy Ohhhh….for the taste of summer in glass!   Nothing is more refreshing than an ice cold watermelon slushy on a hot, summer day!   Only 2 ingredients!  It’s best if you freeze chunks of watermelon (seeds and all) for this, but if you haven’t planned ahead on this, go ahead and use [...]

By | 2019-03-31T21:33:57+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Beverages & Smoothies, Sugar-Free|0 Comments

Morning Matcha Coffee

Morning Matcha Coffee This coffee will get you up and at ‘em in the morning without caffeine!  This is my BEST recipe to help beat adrenal and energy fatigue! Ingredients 2 cup coconut milk 1 tsp. ashwaganda powder 2 tsp. maca powder 1 tbsp. coconut oil or MCT oil 1 tbsp. raw cacao dash sea [...]

By | 2019-01-16T19:46:10+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Beverages & Smoothies, Breakfast, Dessert|0 Comments

Hot Cocoa with a Kick!

Hot Cocoa with a Kick with Coconut Whipped Creme! I found this delightful recipe at https://draxe.com/recipe/hot-cocoa-recipe/.  I adapted it to give it some “warmth” and to help give weight loss a boost.  If you don’t have a dark chocolate bar, you can use 1-2 extra tablespoons of raw cacao powder.  Just extra stevia to sweeten.   [...]

By | 2019-03-31T22:39:24+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Beverages & Smoothies|0 Comments

Mango Lassi With a Twist!

Mango Lassi With a Twist! Mango Lassi, traditionally, is an spicy beverage popular in India, known for its sweet, creamy, cooling effect using yogurt and sugar.  Here, I gave it a little twist using coconut milk and stevia….still creamy…still delicious.   Many people have food allergies toward milk, including me!   So, I generally use [...]

By | 2019-03-31T23:12:46+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Beverages & Smoothies|0 Comments