Coconut Raspberry Smoothie

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You guys! I’m on day 19 of a 21 day Clean cleanse and am feeling so good! Smoothies are a big part of the cleanse and this coconut raspberry is one of my favorites.

You will need:
1 cup frozen raspberries (you can also use fresh berries, but add 1 cup ice)
1 young Thai coconut, water strained and meat scooped out or 8 oz. coconut milk
2 tablespoons of cacao nibs or cacao powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 45 seconds or until smooth and creamy.

Photos: Clean Program

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3 Cocktails to Make with Simply Juice Drinks

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Whether it’s for a planned dinner, unexpected company or an impromptu party,  signature cocktails are always a good look.  And the thing is, signature cocktails  don’t need to be a whole fancy to-do. You can make really beautiful and tasty  cocktails with the new Simply Juice Drinks.

These last few weeks I’ve been working with Simply Juice Drinks to celebrate the launch of their latest all-natural flavors made with simple ingredients  – Fruit PunchTropical and Mixer Berry – and came up with three signature cocktails using the new juice. Negroni? Margarita?  Caipirinha? Yes, yes and yesss! Here’s how to make them:

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Cocktail Recipe: The Classic Sidecar

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The Academy Awards are this weekend which is the perfect excuse to invite a few friends over to sip cocktails and judge the red carpet.

The last few years I served champagne cocktails and/or martinis but this season I’m feeling inspired to swirl up some sidecars. The cognac is so smooth and the classic cocktail just feels appropriate for a night of Hollywood glamor. Doesn’t it?

Here’s how to make it:

In a shaker full of ice add:
2 parts Cognac
½ part Orange Liquor
¼ part Lemon Juice

Swirl, pour, garnish with lemon wedge. Cheers!

To watch a video on this recipe head right this way!

p.s. any wagers on best dressed?

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Warm Raspberry Sauce with Vanilla Ice Cream

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This dessert is actually called Horká Láska in the Czech Republic. It literally means hot love. It’s a great dessert for any time of year with the cold ice cream and hot raspberry sauce but especially for Valentine’s Day. The vanilla and raspberry combination is literally a flavor explosion in your mouth.

Here’s how you make it:

Good quality vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 tbsp salted butter
1 tbsp framboise

1. Add raspberries & white sugar to a sauce pan and place over medium heat
2. Stir, then add the butter and framboise, stir again
3. Remove from heat and pour hot raspberry sauce over vanilla ice cream

To watch a video on this recipe head right this way.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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