El Mojito

A Healthier Take on the Mojito

…Well, okay, this post might be more appropriately entitled ‘My Take on the Mojito’, since I am by no means an expert on the subject.  However, my understanding does envelop the idea that the drink, while having a classic or more standard version, is open to interpretation.  Putting that aside, I like getting to the point, so here it is…

Basically, these are some of my ideas of a cool, refreshing summertime drink…[insert mini umbrella and blissful Hawaiian beach here]


-maple syrup, coconut sugar, honey powder, or maple sugar

-lemon or lime (juice + wedge for garnish, optional)

-fresh mint leaves

-herbal lemon or mint tea

-water or soda water


Next time you’re in the mood for a cool drink, try making a refreshing beverage with lemon juice, water, maple syrup, and a few mint leaves.  Mix it well and add a few ice cubes and a lemon wedge to garnish.  To change it up, try replacing some of the water with lemon or mint herbal tea or swapping honey or coconut sugar for the maple syrup.  The options are limitless!!

Raw Oatmeal

Okay, so we’ve all been taught that oatmeal is healthy, right?  But is there a way to make it even healthier?  One suggestion is to eat it raw.  Instead of cooking all the nutrients out, you can simply soak the oatmeal overnight and have it ready for the next morning – perfectly quick, perfectly nutritious, perfectly raw.  Just add the same amount of water as oatmeal – a 1:1 ratio (1 cup of oatmeal = 1 cup of water).  Top it with your favorite fruit and spices and drizzle on a healthy sweetener like maple syrup – yum!