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Enjoying A Cold, Sugar-Free Minty Beverage

 by Texas Homesteader ~

I like to serve healthier beverages. It’s important to drink water, but sometimes it get cat boring. What about a minty drink that’s sugar free. Is there any such thing?

Recently I was looking at my mint bed which is doing VERY well #thankyouverymuch. A little too well actually. It’s spreading in places I’d rather it not grow.

But while I was thinning the rambling mint runners, it smelled so dang good. I wondered if I could use it for a refreshingly-cold minty drink?

I've got chocolate mint growing outside & a gorgeous Stevia plant too. Why not brew it into a refreshingly cold, sweetened minty beverage? #TexasHomesteader

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Quick & Easy: Rich, Chocolaty Hot Cocoa Recipe

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Don’t resort to the powdered stuff sold in packets. Homemade hot cocoa is delicious & only uses cocoa, sugar & milk – flavored with vanilla & a few miniature marshmallows floating on top. So easy! (and there’s a secret flavoring ingredient that intensifies the chocolate taste. shhhhh….)

Homemade hot cocoa is delicious & only uses cocoa, sugar & milk - flavored with vanilla & a few miniature marshmallows floating on top. #TexasHomesteader

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Healthy Hydration: Honey/Ginger Haymaker’s Punch

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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Recently a smart friend shared her recipe for making what she called ‘Haymaker Punch’. She uses this healthy drink as her own homemade Gatorade during the summer. ‘

Her recipe used 4 simple ingredients: apple cider vinegar, filtered water, grated ginger and honey. 

I’m a big fan of carbonated ginger drinks so I couldn’t wait to try it out!

Old-timers called it 'Haymaker's Punch' - a healthy honey/ginger drink to rehydrate the workers in the fields in brutal summer temps #TexasHomesteader

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