A bottled Frappuccino is tasty, but at 200 calories and 31 grams of sugar, it's not the best option for a caffeine fix. Enter Coco Cafe. This bottled coffee beverage is made with hydrating coconut water, so not only does it bring down sugar and calorie counts, but it also contains more potassium than a banana! Keep watching to hear what we think of its latest flavor offerings!
If your hair is dull, dry, and brittle, forget spending tons of money on shampoos and styling products that claim to offer shine and moisture. You need to replenish your hair from the inside out! Made from hair-healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, blueberries, and kidney beans, this smoothie will help moisturize the scalp and encourage growth. The beans also offer biotin, which is not only great for your hair, but for your skin as well.
This under 400-calorie smoothie contains almost 20 grams of protein. If you're skeptical about the beans and spinach, the fruit overpowers their mild flavors so you hardly even notice they're there.
To honor 50 years of being in business, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has released its new limited edition Birthday Cake Ice Blended ($4) drink, out starting today and available until Sept. 2. We've seen a slew of cake batter ice creams and frozen yogurts, so we were excited by the prospect of a cake-flavored frozen beverage from the makers of the Original Ice Blended Drink. Keep reading to see our review.
We're headed into college graduation season, which for many means packing four years of accumulated stuff in garbage bags, last-hurrah Summer vacations, and — soon enough — leaps into résumé writing and job hunting. With so much on these graduates' minds, why not make a toast to your special hard worker with a party and some delicious cocktails? We've rounded up festive, refreshing, and great-tasting alcoholic bevvies for your favorite over-21 former collegians, as well as cocktails with nonalcoholic alternatives to toast grads of all ages and their adventures to come!
— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
As April showers fade into mere memory and sunny days and spiking temperatures crest the horizon, iced tea becomes our drink of choice. Naturally, we've come across a few new favorites along the way. Click through for our top picks from classic sweet (but not too sweet) tea to herbal options like floral lemon myrtle. No matter which refreshing beverage you choose, make certain to pour it over ice for a true iced tea experience and the best flavor (unless you're enjoying it on the go).
Did we leave off your iced tea of choice? Share it in the comments; we're always looking for new varieties to try!
Mouth-puckeringly tart, slightly sweet, cool, and creamy, the mango lassi is a natural pairing with spicy Indian dishes as its dairy base quells fiery bursts of heat. Thankfully, like its smoothie kin, it's a simple recipe to master and, likewise, worth considering beyond the dinner table.
Thinner than a typical smoothie (thanks to a healthy dose of milk), a lassi isn't an exact analogue per se but ticks many of the same boxes. For those only familiar with it as Indian-restaurant fare, it might seem like an odd choice for breakfast, but I bet once you try your hand at the easy recipe, you'll want to enjoy it morning, noon, and night.
With the Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, mint juleps are probably on your radar. But if bourbon isn't your thing or you're just looking for something different, boy have we got the liquor list for you. From piña colada mojitos to twists on classic cocktails, here are nine refreshing drinks with mint to get you in the racing (and sipping) spirit.
Most people already know to gulp down water after exercising, but it's also important to make sure you're hydrated both before and during your workout. Not being hydrated can cause dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and cramps, as well as muscles that feel like lead. But heading into your workout well hydrated can make you feel stronger and more alert, and since your heart doesn't have to work as hard to pump oxygenated blood to your muscles, you're able to exercise longer. Here are some basic guidelines on how much water you need to perform your best and prevent dehydration.
- Before: Drink about 15 to 20 ounces of water one to two hours before working out. Sip another eight ounces 15 minutes before.
- During: Sip six ounces of water every 15 minutes (eight ounces if exercising in extreme heat or you're sweating buckets). If you're working out for longer than an hour or in excessive heat, then sip Smartwater or a sports drink like Gatorade to replenish lost electrolytes.
- After: Weigh yourself before and after your workout. For every pound of water weight lost, replace it by drinking 16 to 20 ounces of water or sports drink. Another good way to monitor that you've gotten enough water is in the ladies room. If you have a large amount of light-colored urine, then you're hydrated. If it's dark, then you'll know you need to drink more before, during, and after your workout.
You definitely don't want to overdo it with nature's beverage. Although rare, there is such a think as overhydration, a condition called hyponatremia where sodium levels in the blood become diluted and fall dangerously low. You'll know you're drinking too much water if you find you've gained weight when weighing yourself after a workout.
"What is that stuff?" I asked the barista, eyeing the dark tan mixture he poured into my Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.
"I don't really know," he responded. As if to explain, he added, "I just got back from a two-week vacation, so I'm kind of out of it. And this is our first day making this drink."
I watched with both curiosity and suspicion as he followed the tan liquid with a more-than-generous drizzle of caramel and a shower of toffee-colored bits. I'd stopped into my neighborhood Starbucks to check out the new offering, released today — the first new Frappuccino flavor in a year — but after watching two being made, I still wasn't sure what was going into the drink.
Keep reading to learn more about the Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.
Need a quick meal that's easy to make, full of healthy ingredients, and also tastes delicious? Solve this tall order by whipping up a fruit smoothie. Here are seven different recipes you can enjoy every day of the week, plus a grocery list for the entire weeklong meal plan. A few of these recipes are low enough in calories that you can enjoy them alongside a moist and delicious 150-calorie banana muffin.