I love the feeling of being hydrated, but sometimes water needs something – or a whole list of somethings. Here is my absolute favorite concoction:
I use a 1-quart Mason jar for my glass.
Start with 2 cups water and add:
1/2 tsp turmeric*
1 Tbs honey (locally produced, raw)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper if you like heat (or more, as desired)
1 cup store bought or homemade Kombucha (RECIPE) or homemade Ginger Soda (RECIPE). Kombucha or Ginger Soda add a lovely fizz to your drink, and if you let it ferment a bit, it’ll give you a nice buzz (if you’re into that).
Using a Mason jar makes this project very easy to shake up! Just throw a lid on first.
Add ice! This is going to make your hot summer so cool and healthy.
What’s your favorite refreshing drink recipe? Email me and let me know or post it on our Facebook page!
*I usually put a full teaspoon of turmeric, and people tell me my drink tastes like a curry. So you decide if you want to add more than 1/2 teaspoon. Turmeric has amazing health benefits that you might want to check out, including (among many other things) working as well as Ibuprofen.
You don’t need a special wheatgrass juicer to enjoy the healthy benefits of wheatgrass juice! If you have a Vitamix or other powerful blender for smoothies, soups, etc., you’re in good shape.
abundant handful of wheatgrass
2 cups water
juice of ½ lemon
1 Tbs – or a big dollop – local honey
Combine wheatgrass and water in Vitamix and blend until leaves are dissolved.
Sieve the liquid into a large glass and compost the remnants.
Add lemon juice, ice cubes and honey and stir.
Sure – have it delivered! But top it off with McCardell Farms’ beautiful and tasty microgreens and some homemade almond cheese and you have a delicious meal!
This looks good – fried rice with beans and seitan I made recently…
But the truth is, after I took that photo I added more greens. Sometimes just like we need more cowbells, MORE MICROGREENS are really what’s on my menu. I really can’t get enough of them! (A little avocado didn’t hurt, either!)
What is it with tacos lately? Fall is here, and I’m supposed to be digging into hearty soups, deep dishes and casseroles, but all I want is tacos!
Microgreens are perfect with tacos. Most varieties add such a nice crunch, but cilantro microgreens are particularly lovely in salsas and as a garnish for your tacos.
I found this recipe for Vegan Tacos With Butternut Squash and Microgreens today and my mouth is watering. I guess we know what’ll be on the table for dinner tonight!