Pineapple Hibiscus Cooler

This drink has it all—coconut water for electrolytes, green tea for antioxidants, hibiscus and lime for vitamin C and body alkalinity, and pineapple for enzymes and yumminess. Drink up and feel beautiful! Well, more beautiful, that is. You’re already gorgeous, baby.

Recipe from my most recent book, Radiance 4 Life.

▪2 green tea teabags
▪2 tablespoons dried hibiscus, placed in a tea strainer
▪2 cups boiling water
▪5 cups pineapple juice, the fresher the better
▪1½cups coconut water (approximately the amount from one young Thai coconut)
▪¼cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or more, if you want a real lime kick!)

1. Pour the boiling water over the teabags and hibiscus and let steep for 15 minutes. Discard the teabags and hibiscus.

2. Pour the tea into a large pitcher and stir in the remaining ingredients. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


Makes about 9 servings/GF/SF/Green/HR/F (according to the health guidelines in my books)
30 Minutes or Under!

BIG GIVEAWAY!

Hey, friends!! So sorry I've been MIA on this blog. Bad little me. Anyway, enough with the spanking and on with the thanking! I'd like to take this moment to say a big fat THANK YOU to all of the lovely people (that means you!) who grace this blog as well as my Facebook and Twitter pages with your presence. You rock!!

In honor of my Facebook page hitting the big 2000, I've promised a big giveaway. I've even made it possible for there to be THREE winners! (Although, if you're reading this blog post, you're obviously already a winner, you awesome human you.)

So, what do we have for fabulous prizes?? Check it:

Grand Prize ($550 total value!!!)

* A signed set of all three of my cookbooks
* A sample set of my new favorite skin care line, designed by pretty much the best herbalist out there. This skin care line (Ancient Earth Organics) is made with the highest level of awareness, social conscience, and fabulousness. I no longer use anything else!
* A three-part consultation with A Greener Good. Let them help you with any of your gardening, household, organizing, or recycling dilemmas via skype or phone. They'll help you find fun green solutions to just about any problem you could have!
* A food sampling care package of some of my favorite homemade goodies (made by me!), including Raw Cinnamon Rolls, Everything Nice Popcorn, and Chicky Baby Seasoning.
* One free coaching session with me (via phone or skype) - I will assist you in creating a doable plan that will help you reach all of your health and wellness goals!

Second Prize ($200 total value!!)

* A signed copy of Radiant Health, Inner Wealth
* A sample set of my new favorite skin care line, designed by pretty much the best herbalist out there. This skin care line (Ancient Earth Organics) is made with the highest level of awareness, social conscience, and fabulousness. I no longer use anything else
* A delicious buy one get one free offer from Earth Cafe Living Foods. They make the most insanely awesome raw, vegan cheesecakes and I am a big fan of theirs!! Buy any cheesecake and a second one is on them.
* FREE membership to my "Making 2012 Your Healthiest, Happiest Year EVER" for the rest of 2012!

Third Prize ($125 total value!!)

* A signed copy of Radiant Health, Inner Wealth
* A one-hour consultation with A Greener Good. Let them help you with any of your gardening, household, organizing, or recycling dilemmas via skype or phone. They'll help you find fun green solutions to just about any problem you could have!

How to enter to win??

"Like" my main Facebook page, where you'll be able to answer the question "What's your favorite vegan recipe that's perfect for summer?" And if you join in this contest late and can't find the question on my Facebook page, no worries! Just type your reply here in the comments. I'll be checking both spots to gather the entries!

Contest ends on August 1st and the winner will be announced on August 2nd. Good luck and I look forward to hearing your responses!! : )