Rican Vegan Cherry Berry Smoothie

How To Boost Your Next Smoothie With Antioxidants

Yum When it came to buying fruit flavored snacks, drinks and frozen treats, cherry was usually my go to flavor.  Sure, those cherry flavored foods tasted great but they were made with artificial flavoring.  As a child I didn’t know any better and preferred the artificial cherry flavor over eating real cherries.  Believe it or not, it wasn’t until I became older that I got to fully appreciate the natural sweetness and flavor of real cherries.  It started when I first discovered the sweet white rainier cherries. I had never seen white cherries before.  I only knew of the traditional […Read More]

Rican Vegan smooth berry cocktail

What Happens When You Use Fresh Berries In Your Cocktail

Yum When it comes to cocktails, I’m more of a mocktail kind of gal since I’m not a big drinker to begin with.  If I choose to have a cocktail, I prefer to drink a fruity one so I don’t taste too much of the alcohol.  Most fruity cocktail drinks are made with artificial fruit flavors and excess sugar making them high in calories. You won’t find any artificial ingredients in this recipe.  This berry cocktail recipe is made with real ingredients such as fresh blueberries and strawberries as well as freshly squeezed lime and orange juice.  I used a […Read More]

Rican Vegan Strawberry Pomegranate Bellini

How To Make A Delicious Bellini That Your Guests Will Love

Yum I am not a big drinker when it comes to alcoholic drinks. I never was into drinking alcohol since the taste is too strong for me. If I am at an event or get together where there is alcohol being served, I usually avoid it and drink something else. If I decide to have a drink then I would usually have a fruity mixed drink. The only problem with those alcoholic fruity mixed drinks is that they are filled with empty calories and contain too much sugar and artificial ingredients. True they are convenient since all you need to do is add the alcohol to the mix and you have a drink ready in under 2 minutes. But is […Read More]

Rican Vegan Apple Pear Smoothie

How To Make This Simple Apple Pear Smoothie

Yum It’s the beginning of a new year and you know what that means…many people are on their annual health kick. Many people make resolutions to either eat healthier, exercise more or lose weight or all of the above. The gyms are crowded, supermarkets can’t keep the produce section fully stocked for more than a few hours and in homes around the country blenders are being dusted off from storage and placed in a prime area on the kitchen countertop. You also notice that more people around you are drinking smoothies. Some are bright colored or the traditional green color while others may not look so appetizing which makes you […Read More]

Rican Vegan Non-Dairy Cinnamon Vanilla Milkshake

This Is The Easy To Make Milkshake That Will Make Your Tastebuds Cheer

Yum In my opinion you can never go wrong with treating yourself to a milkshake, especially a vanilla milkshake.  The smooth, sweet cold flavor of vanilla ice cream blended with milk is a delectable way to cool anyone down on a hot day.  If there is ice cream in my freezer I’m more likely to make a milkshake at least once a day until it’s gone.  When I made milkshakes before they weren’t the healthiest since I would make them with several scoops of ice cream and added extra sugar to it. Even though now I am more conscious of my health, I will still have a milkshake once in awhile as a treat but when I do it’s much healthier.  I substitute regular milk and ice cream with and non-dairy alternatives.  Almond, soy, coconut, cashew and hemp milks are […Read More]

Rican Vegan Star Fruit Smoothie

How To Make A Star Fruit Smoothie That Will Make You Want More

Yum Star fruit aka carambola is a fruit I never knew existed until I moved to Florida.  The first time I saw one I didn’t think it was a real fruit but a long star shaped object you put in a bowl on top of your dining room table for decoration.  When I held it in my hand and felt the smooth waxy skin that covered the fruit I definitely thought it was fake but when I cut into it the flesh was bright yellow and the juice started to seep out on to the cutting board. I took a […Read More]