Lively Libations - New Year, New Brew (January 2018)

Monday January 1, 2018 // By Multiple Authors

Lively Libations January 2018 2018 is bursting with new and trendy healthy recipes. Inevitably the New Year brings the stigma, “New Year, new you.” Instead of trying to dive into the waters of a fad, try implementing these healthier options for your beverage cravings. This month our Lively Libations recipes focus on clean label products and ingredients with a purpose.

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Tia's Tia’s “The New Skinny”

Don’t just skim down this year with the ever trendy skinny latte, add some nutrients. Replace the skim milk with rice milk and switch that sugar free syrup with 100% cacao, organic honey and cinnamon for a cleaner, healthier choice that I am sure you will enjoy for years to come. Make this drink your new skinny!

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 2 tsp. of Ghirardelli Majestic Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
• 1 tsp. of Savory Spice Shop Saigon Cinnamon
• ¼ oz. of Madhava Organic Honey
• 2 oz. of Espresso
• 10 oz. of Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Rice Milk

Directions: Add 2 shots of espresso to a glass of your choice. Sprinkle cinnamon and chocolate over top the shot and let it sit for 30 seconds. Add the honey to the milk and steam it to frothy perfection. Pour the milk in a circular motion over the shots, mixing in the cinnamon and chocolate. Enjoy!

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Danielle's Danielle’s “Bulletproof Revamped”

Start the New Year off right with this unique rendition of Bulletproof Coffee. Dazzle customers who are looking for a rich and decadently creamy beverage that contains all the healthy fats your body needs.

Yield: 1, 10 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 8 oz. of Brewed Coffee
• A splash of Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Coconut
• A dash of Savory Spice Shop Saigon Cinnamon
• 1 tsp. of Hollander Masterpiece Base
• 2 tbsp. of Unsalted Grass Fed Butter

Directions: Add the brewed coffee, coconut milk, cinnamon, masterpiece base, and butter to your blender. Pulse the blender until the butter is dissolved. Pour it into your favorite mug and enjoy!

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Megan's Megan’s “Green Tea Apple Spritzer”

When the New Year hits, it’s always nice to feel refreshed in everything you do. That could mean trying new workouts, eating less heavy food, having a new routine or finding a drink that recharges you. I created this drink because it’s sweet and refreshing, but has no added sugar. It carries all the great benefits of green tea, like the high amount of antioxidants. You will have no guilt drinking this beverage!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 2 oz. of Dr. Smoothie Northwest Red Apple Orchard 100% Crushed Fruit Smoothie Concentrate
• 1 Sachet of Two Leaves And A Bud Tamayokucha Green Tea
• 4 oz. of Hot Water
• About 8-10 oz. of Sparkling Water
• Ice

Directions: Add the green tea to 4 oz. of hot water and steep it for 4-5 minutes. Take out the tea bag and set it aside to cool. In a 16 oz. cup, add the apple concentrate and ice. Pour the green tea over the ice and top it with sparkling water. Stir and enjoy!

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Malorie's Malorie’s “Yerba Morning”

There are times when I want to switch it up and take a break from my usual morning americano and one of my favorite alternatives is Yerba Maté. This unique tea is high in theobromine, the precursor molecule of caffeine. It provides a more natural, refreshing boost as opposed to the lurch of energy from a traditional cup of coffee. Yerba Maté has been shown to help lower blood pressure as well as cholesterol. Adding lemon, mint, and honey to this tea combines to make an aromatic and taste bud delight for a verdurous “pick me up.”

Yield: 1, 8 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 1 ½ tsp. of Guayakí Traditional Yerba Maté (Loose Leaf)
• 8 oz. of Hot Water
• 1 Whole Lemon
• 1 tsp. of Madhava Ambrosia Honey
• Fresh Mint Leaves

Directions: With a pestle and mortar (or in a shaker), muddle a few mint leaves and a squeeze of fresh lemon together. Add this to Yerba Maté and steep according to the package’s directions to preferential strength in a separate device. Put the ambrosia honey in the bottom of your preferred drinking glass and pour the hot tea over it while slowly, stirring.

Optional: Add a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar “with the mother” for an immunity boost. Fun fact: “the mother” is the murky web-like substance in apple cider vinegars, and it is the live culture of bacteria (similar to that of SCOBY in kombucha). This helps to aid as a probiotic, improves skin and hair, and helps regulate blood sugar levels. I use this in my morning tea with lots of honey to help ward off an oncoming cold.

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Katie's Katie’s “Citrus Warmer”

Summer drinks are full of tart lemon and orange flavors, but you really need vitamin C when it’s cold outside and when flu season is looming. Instead of downing glasses of powdered immune system boosters, take pride in protecting your health with a drink that tastes great and is so simple to make.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 2 oz. of Island Rose Premium Lemonade
• 10 oz. of Hot Water
• Mulling Spices (such as Savory Spice Shop Saigon Cinnamon, Savory Spice Shop Nutmeg, Cloves, Cardamom)

Optional: Use a Two Leaves and a Bud Loose Tea Bag and garnish with orange or lemon slices

Directions: Stir two ounces of Island Rose lemonade into hot water and allow spices to steep for at least three minutes. You can make this drink your own by filling an empty tea sachet with your favorite winter spices or keep it simple with a premade blend of mulling spices. Either way, remove or strain out spices before serving and garnish with a citrus curl.

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Jessica's Jessica’s “Red Tango Smoothie”

Healthy New Year’s resolutions can be tricky to stick with, especially when you get a sweet craving. This salutary combination of Red Espresso, mango smoothie blend and Yogurt Lover’s Choice powder makes for a sweet, guilt-free treat. Red Espresso is a form of pure rooibos tea and contains 10 times more antioxidants than traditionally-brewed rooibos tea and 5 times more than green tea. Dr. Smoothie’s Organic Mango Smoothie blend is 100% fruit with no added sugar and gluten free. The Yogurt Lover’s Choice from Cafe Essentials is non-fat, bursting with probiotics and protein. Put your health-conscious mind at ease with this smoothie and let yourself indulge!

Yield: 1, 16 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 5 oz. of Dr. Smoothie Organic Mango Smoothie Concentrate
• 2 oz. of Red Espresso Premium Espresso Ground Rooibos Tea
• 1 scoop of Cafe Essentials Yogurt Lover’s Choice Powder
• 1 oz. of Water
• Ice

Optional Garnish: Mango Slices

Directions:
Pull 2 shots of Red Espresso with an espresso machine and a Red Crema Filter Basket according to the directions on the package (fill the portafilter with a scoop of Red Espresso and do not tamp). Dilute it with 1 oz. of cold water and then set it aside to cool off a bit. In a blender, add 1 scoop of Cafe Essentials Yogurt Lovers, 5 oz. of Dr. Smoothie Organic Mango Smoothie Concentrate, a 16 oz. cup of ice and the Red Espresso. Finally, blend everything to perfection.

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Dana's Dana’s “Recipe for Recovery”

As a runner, I’ve been in a little bit of a slump for the past few months because of muscle tightness and joint pain. Recently, I read that tart cherries and mint can help relieve pain and decrease inflammation. Couple that with the the antioxidants in green tea and this simple tea combination could be the remedy I need to help me get back out there.

Yield: 1, 20 oz. Drink

Ingredients:
• 1 Sachet of Mighty Leaf Cherry Lemon Green Tea
• 1 Sachet of Mighty Leaf Marrakesh Mint Green Tea
• 20 oz. of Hot Water
If desired, add...
• Madhava Ambrosia Honey
• Milkadamia Original Macadamia Nut Milk

Directions: Steep both sachets of tea in 20 oz. of hot water for 3 minutes.

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