Pineapple and Strawberry Smoothie

Since I recently became a Mum, being busy with the baby doesn’t give me much time to eat 😂
That’s why I like to make smoothies and shakes to get my vitamins and minerals faster 😉
Having a healthy drink helps a lot!


  • half of pineapple
  • 450 g (2 3/4 cups) fresh strawberries
  • 250 ml (1 cup) of milk of your choice (I use almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp grated ginger


Mix all ingredients in the blender. This quantity makes two 300 ml glasses.

Tip: Freeze pineapple ahead for smoother texture and the colder punch!

What is your go to drink for energy boost?

Minty Thaw – Hot chocolate with a Christmas twist

Hot chocolate is wonderful way to warm yourself on a cold winter day. It’s smooth, creamy and decadent. A dessert you can drink! With a touch of a holiday spirit, it can be a great addition to your festive table.

This recipe makes about 1 1/3 cups (325 ml).

This recipe is part of Foodies+ Christmas Recipes from Around the World cookbook, amazing cookbook with over 400 pages that shares many recipes you can use all year round. All proceeds are going to Action Against Hunger.


  • 250 ml (1 cup) milk
  • 100 g (½ cup) milk chocolate
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) mint flavored liqueur
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) whipped cream
  • Christmas candy for decoration


  1. Heat and stir milk in a small saucepan on medium heat until bubbles form around edge.
  2. Chop the chocolate.
  3. Remove from heat. Add chopped chocolate and vanilla.
  4. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  5. Add liqueur and stir well.
  6. Separately beat whipped cream to soft peak.
  7. Pour into tall glass or Christmas mug of your choice.
  8. Top with whipped cream.
  9. Sprinkle crushed mint candies over whipped cream and add a candy cane or peppermint stick for stirring.

Replace mint liqueur with different liqueurs for more variety, like Bailey’s or coffee liqueur.

What is your favorite Christmas drink?

Ginger Lemonade

We had lemons, we had ginger, we had fresh mint. It was summer.

Ginger Lemonade

Refreshing summer drink with tangy ginger lemon kick smoothed by the honey sweetness. You can make more and have it refrigerated for couple of days. It is nice to have something this tasty handy on a hot summer day 😀


  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1l fresh water
  • 500 ml of ice cubes


Grate fresh ginger, then squeeze the juice of 2 lemons.
Dissolve honey in the water, then add ginger, lemon juice, ice cubes and mint sprigs.

Enjoy 🙂

Red & Yellow Cocktails

Red for Z and yellow for me! 😀

Red and Yellow Cocktails

What do you get when you have bunch of fruit, some alcohol, mint leaves, lime, ice, ginger ale and two curious foodies?


Experimenting with various flavours and trying to figure out the right measurements for the perfect taste made super fun times. Although, experimenting like this can get you tipsy pretty soon, so watch out 😉

This is what we come up with, we hope you are going to enjoy it as much as we did.

Yellow Cocktail with lime, mango and kiwi

Red Cocktail

  • 150 ml apple cider
  • 150 ml ginger ale
  • few drops of lime
  • couple of crushed mint leaves
  • 3-4 medium strawberries
  • 1 ripe kiwi
  • ice cubes

Yellow Cocktail

  • 150 ml bubbly wine
  • 150 ml ginger ale
  • few drops of lime juice + a slice of lime for decoration
  • couple of crushed mint leaves
  • mint ice cubes (add mint leaves into water before freezing)
  • 3 slices of kiwi
  • 6 small pieces of mango


It’s as simple as it gets.

Find a large enough, pretty, glass. Pour the liquids over ice cubes, add fruit.
Stir until all the flavours combine.

Drink with friends! 😀

Strawberry Cooler

We love the opportunity to explore different recipes from our foodie friends! Some of them we met in person but many we didn’t. We connected with them in many other ways. One of those ways is preparing food and drinks using their recipes, which brings us closer to them in a unique way.

This is one of those “lab” recipes that we enjoy making. A summer drink by Azlin Bloor made with fresh strawberries and lots of ice is a must try for hot summer days!

Strawberry Cooler!

You can spice it up with an alcoholic beverage of your choice, of course, which makes this a super drink for those summer parties as well. 😉

Here is Azlin’s original recipe and other tips.

Have a great summer, cheers! 😀

The Beacon Hill Buck

Woohoo, we found a cocktail with 100% Canadian ingredients!

An awesome drink for Canada Day celebration (and for any other for that matter), this refreshing and tasty drink is a great find! Made from Canadian whisky, Canadian maple syrup and Canadian ginger ale, served with ice and a lemon/lime twist, this triple Canadian is a true Canadian 😀

Here is how this oldie got its funny name. Buck or mule, except for being animals, are archaic names for mixed drinks that involve ginger ale or ginger beer, citrus juice and bourbon, scotch, or whisky!

That’s enough talking, rise the glasses 🙂

The Beacon Hill Buck


  • 2 oz. Canadian whisky chilled
  • 1/2 oz. maple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon/lime
  • ginger ale


Build in the glass with ice.
Mix all ingredients but ginger ale.
Stir to dissolve the maple syrup fully.
Top with ginger ale.

Easy peasy. 🙂 Cheers!