Drinks

Gin-Gin Mule

Gin-Gin Mules

Every time I make this cocktail for someone, they ask me to make them another, and then they ask for the recipe.

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Apple Cider Mimosa Punch

How can you go wrong with apple cider and champagne?

Rephrase that… How can you ever go wrong with champagne?

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How to Cold Brew Coffee

Things I love (in order):

1. Iced coffee

2. My dog

3. My friends and family

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Gorgeous sunset in SC

Juicing: The 2nd week (I’m addicted)

Ok if this is how good “fad diets” feel then sign me up! I’m not a doctor, but based on my 2 week experience I would recommend juicing to anyone who is feeling:

a little heavy

a little tired

a little moody, or…

like you just need a little kickstart!

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Evening sun from the stairs

Juicing: The First Week

Over a plate of tacos last week, our friend Casey talked us into doing a juice cleanse. He has done a few himself, and we’ve heard him rave about it before but never considered doing it. At that point we had just been having green smoothies, but they were making me gag every time I drank one.  We switched from green smoothies, which we made with yogurt and in the blender,  to juicing fruits and veggies in a juicer. We aimed to juice for 3 meals a day, for a 2 weeks.

As mentioned in my previous post, I have never been one for fad diets but I really wanted to see the effects of this one.

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Me and some ladywaves in SC

The BEST Post-Workout Smoothie (that you can afford to have every day)

I never want to eat a big meal after I workout (I usually don’t have an appetite at all), but this always appeals to me after a long run. It is the perfect thing to sip on right after you finish your workout and then in the car on the way to work, and a perfect way to tide you over until you can eat a meal. I started drinking this delish smoothie after every workout for the past few months, and I have seriously noticed more muscle definition and a better recovery as well. Bonus: there are only 3 ingredients (and they’re cheap), and you probably already have them in your kitchen.

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