Smoothies, shakes, and drinks

Fruit Infused Sparkling Water (with or without alcohol)

Fruit Infused Sparkling Water (with or without alcohol)

Gunshots are going off in Kosovo! That means wedding season is upon us. They sure know how to party here! This month’s Recipe ReDux challenged us to create a “colorful drink concoction” for celebrations. Here is something delicious that can…

Kuhano Vino (Mulled Wine)

Kuhano Vino (Mulled Wine)

Mulled wine. Aka “kuhano vino” in Slovenia, “gluhwein” in Austria, “varené víno” in Slovakia, and “forralt bor” in Hungary. This hot drink is very popular around Europe during Christmas time. I don’t know why it isn’t more popular in the US,…

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are not the same thing. What???? In America we use them interchangeably. I’ve never been to an American restaurant and seen both hot “chocolate” and hot “cocoa” on the menu. In Slovenia, they are considered…

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie

I like simple and I like healthy.  This strawberry kefir smoothie is both.  With only three ingredients, it’s quick to whip up and hits the spot after a hot summer run. One cup of kefir has 14 grams of protein,…

Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale

Green Smoothie with Avocado and Kale

You might have noticed I occasionally write about avocados on this blog.  Okay…pretty often…well maybe once or twice a day minute.  Avocados are seriously the best thing on the planet. Not only are they tasty, they are also chock full…