2 liters plain seltzer water
1 tablespoon pressed fresh ginger juice
1 fresh squeezed lemon (medium-sized)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
5 packets Stevia In The Raw®
Cut small pieces of peeled ginger root and place in a press (like the kind used for garlic). Press ginger root to produce 1 tablespoon of juice and place in small bowl. Add strained lemon juice, vanilla extract and Stevia In The Raw®. Stir to combine.
Open 2-liter bottle of seltzer and pour out ½ cup to make room for soda flavor mixture. Using a funnel, pour mixture into soda bottle and quickly screw on cap.
Careful! The carbonated water will react “explosively” with the ingredients in flavor mixture.
Allow for ingredients to mix with water and for some gas to be released from bottle prior to uncapping – by unscrewing cap just a small amount to hear “hissssss”. Pour over ice and enjoy!
2 cups 1% low fat milk
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 Pure Via sweetener
1/4 cup frozen lite whipped topping, thawed
For Hot Cocoa, pour milk into a 4-cup (1L) glass measure. Add cinnamon sticks. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until milk is warm. Stir in cocoa and Pure Via until blended. Heat in microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Remove cinnamon sticks and discard.
Divide cocoa mixture evenly between 2 large mugs. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the whipped topping. Sprinkle each with ground cinnamon and serve.
TIP: For a more intense cinnamon flavor, leave cinnamon sticks in hot milk longer.
1-½ cups fresh OR frozen thawed unsweetened blueberries
1-½ cups peeled seeded cubed mango
1 cup nonfat plain OR lite vanilla flavored Greek yogurt
½ cup nonfat milk
3 teaspoons Pure Via sweetener
½ cup ice cubes
Place all ingredients except ice cubes in blender; cover.
Blend until all ingredients are combined. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth.
Pour into 4 tall glasses and serve.
VARIATION: Substitute the same amounts of frozen-thawed sliced unsweetened peaches and frozen-thawed unsweetened red raspberries for the blueberries and mango. Increase Pure Via to 4 teaspoons. Prepare as recipe directs.
2 ounces Raspberry Zinger tea
1 ounce pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 packet Stevia In The Raw®
2 teaspoon Triple Sec, Cointreau or other citrus liqueur
1 ½ ounces Blue Agave tequila
Chilled martini glass, optionally salt-rimmed (see below)
1 thin lime slice, for garnish, optional
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the tea, pomegranate and lime juice, Stevia In The Raw®, and liqueur. Pour in the tequila. Shake to blend well. Strain the ‘Rita into the chilled glass. Serve immediately.
To rim the glass, rub a lime slice around the outside top of a martini glass. Half-fill a small teaspoon with kosher salt. Holding the glass upside down over a plate with one hand, gently tap the spoon against the outside 1/4-inch above the rim, leaving a 1/4-inch band of salt around the outside edge. Refill the spoon as needed. Chill the glass in the freezer while making the ‘Rita, or up to 24 hours.