In Celebration of National Recovery Month: 3non-alcoholic drinks you will Love!

In celebration of National Recovery Month, Clean Good Eats wanted to make some delicious drinks that are, you guessed it… Non-Alcoholic! Now, as a disclaimer and in full of confession, I’ve never made these drinks before, nor do I have a recipe. I do however, have is a love for certain ingredients and a desireto encourage everyone to cook from the heart. That’s what we’re all about here!

National Recovery Month isn’t  just about drugs and alcohol. It’s about recovering YOU and anything that you’ve overcome, or are in the process of overcoming. Even if it’s the stress of day to day life, I pray that these drinks are not only delicious when you try them, but they’re also a pick me up and the fresh start that we all deserve!

So Slushy take these recipes into the kitchen and get started! Trust me, National Recovery Month never tasted so good! 

 

Peach Slushy 

  • 1/2 cup sliced peaches
  • 1.5 Tsp. maple brown syrup
    • Use any kind you want. The one I’m using has been aged in a bourbon barrel. Please note, you don’t have to use this particular kind, especially if you feel this may be an issue for you. It is however, an option .
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk (Costco has an amazing almond milk tha’s actually organic!)
  • 1/4 Seltzer 
  • A dash of Cinnamon to  add some oomph!
  • 1 capful vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup Lemonade
    • Make sure it is a Lemonade with lemons, water and sweetener only.

 Peach slice for granish – I submerged a whole, fresh peach in water and apple cider, vinegar to clean it. Use organic peaches when possible.

Bleand all of the ingredients together . Feel free to adjust any of these ingredients to your liking!

 

Apple and Lemonade Spritzer

I wanted this one to be more like an actual drink than a slushy so I opted for organic apple juice as the base. You can always tell a good, organic juice from a processed apple juice because the organic one will NOT be a clear juice. You can see all of the good , organic ingredients resting at the bottom.

  • 1/2 cup Organic apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemonade 
  • 1/4 Seltzer water
  • 4 to 5 mint leaves (2 for blending,the rest for garnish)
  • 3 to 5 Ice cubes 
  • 1/8 cup banana ice cream (link for recipe to banana ice cream)
  • 1.5 Tsp. Maple brown syrup to sweeten

Blend all of the ingredients together. Garnish drink with a lemon wedge and mint leaves.

 

Coconut Supreme

Cream from 1 can of coconut milk ( I like to use Thai Kitchen organic coconut milk)

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 capful vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon, plus a pinch to garnish
  • 1/8 Tsp. nutmeg, plus a pinch to garnish
  • 1/4 cup of banana ice cream (recipe)
  • 1 Tsp. maple brown syrup

Blend the coconut cream and only 1/8 cup of coconut milk. After blending, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon, plus a pinch to garnish
  • 1/8 Tsp. nutmeg, plus a pinch to garnish
  • Additional 1/8 cup of coconut milk

 

The consistency should be nice and creamy. Next, we’re going to add:

  • Banana ice cream (makes the slushy nice and sweet)
  • 1 Tsp. (or a little less) mapple brown syrup

 

Stir in the banana ice cream and the maple brown syrup . No need to put it back in the blender because this will make it too liquified.

Add the sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg to the top for garnish and taste.

 

As I atated above, I’m not always married to a recipe. Feel free to measure these ingredients (along with any recipe I ever give you) to your personal taste. If your foods more tangy or sweet, add more sweetness. Or, if you like it just plain, leave some things out. It’s all about what YOU want. That’s  what cooking is truly about. It’s about life, love and living and if you don’t feel this way when you’re making  the food, it’s not going to mean much to you while you eat it. So be creative, have fun, and enjoy!

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