Recipes


Staying Hydrated! Coconut Water & Raspberry Cocktail

Staying hydrated.  It’s one of the biggest things we preach to ourselves and our girlfriends when we go out for a night on the town with them!  I can hear myself telling my friend right now… “Oh honey, go home and drink a BIG glass of water, take two Advil and you’ll feel awesome tomorrow! No hangover, I promise!!”

So being that I’m a good friend, I’d like to share a little secret to the “not feeling like sh*t the next day” drinking trick.  Coconut Water.

Ok, stop laughing.  I’m serious! It’s like the fountain of superior hydration low in calorie fat free juices!  It’s filled with magnesium, calcium and vitamin C.  It’s rad and tastes good!

Coconut water seems to be one of those things that you’re seeing everywhere in the super-market.  Every corner you turn you see those eco-friendly boxes that are filled with the stuff!  At first I resisted. I mean, I like coconut, but what’s all the fuss about?  Then I caved in… hated it at first… then found a brand that I just loved and now I can’t get enough of the stuff!!! What a love story, right?  It’s a really mild flavor of coconut.  It’s not in your face BAM! Don’t go for the sweetened ones, go for unsweetened, it’s so much better for you.
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Friday Night Master Cleanse. Moms Gone Zen Style

It’s Friday, you’ve earned it.  Try this great cocktail recipe for a Master Cleanse like no other.

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Cures for Insomnia Through Food


Remember the days pre-kids when it was just so cool to be up at 2 a.m? You most likely were strolling in from a fantastic night out that probably involved dinner, dancing and a fancy dress.  Well,  I can say with certainty that nowadays when I’m looking at the clock and it says 2 a.m. I’m angry, annoyed and the only thing that’s dancing is my brain with the three thousand things that I have on the agenda of what I’m doing the next day!! Read more »

DETOX JUICE… Cleanse! Energize! Rejuvenate!


So here we are… full swing into the summer.  The kids have been home for what seems like an eternity and I can tell you this much… as hard as I’ve tried,  I know I haven’t been eating as healthy as I could be.  Call it a case of “the-kids-are-home-and-are-making-me-eat-more-junk-food-snacks-itis.”  Yes, I have a serious case of it going on right now!  So what’s a better time than now to think about doing a little detox juice cleanse… and do I have the perfect recipe for you!

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s a perfect way to recharge, rejuvenate and renew your body and flush out the toxins and jump start yourself to get back on the healthy train! It’s high in fiber… low in fat!

Now I’m not talking about doing a fasting cleanse… by all means I’m not saying drink this and don’t eat… I’m talking about making a fresh pressed  juice that is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and all of the things that can keep you going and active throughout the day!

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Your skin is going to glow, your metabolism is going to have a BOOST and you’re going to have boundless energy!! Yes, I’m guaranteeing you this!

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Sweet N Low Cosmo

Kinda loving this twist on the classic Cosmo recipe right now.  I stand behind any drink that’s half the calories, tastes just as good as the original and does the trick!

Sweet N Low Cosmo

  • 3 ounces seltzer water (or club soda)
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 packet Sweet’N Low® zero calorie sweetener
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 lemon slice or mint sprig, for garnish, optional

In a chilled shaker, mix the cranberry juice, vodka, Sweet’N Low, and seltzer water. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain and serve chilled. Garnish with lemon slice or mint sprig, if desired.

Moms Gone Zen Sweet N Low Cosmo

The Moms Gone Zen twist… serve over crushed ice.  It’s almost like a grown up cosmo-slurpee! We like.

 Recipe courtesy of Sweet N Low.

 

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4th of July Cocktail

 

Make no doubt about it mamas! Summer is here!
This means sun, fun and cocktails… and you’re drinking not because the kids are home (we kid!) but to keep cool of course!
So give this low calorie, delicious & refreshing Strawberry Citrus Cocktail a try this 4th of July!

Strawberry Citrus Vodka

3 Strawberries
A few sprigs of mint
1 Tablespoon light agave
1 shot Grey Goose Citron
Lemon Juice

Muddle the strawberries & mint together in a shaker with ice and shake shake shake! Add remaining ingredients and shake a bit more. Pour over ice, garnish with a strawberry & enjoy!

Happy 4th of July to all!

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Summer Detox Fix


It’s July, temperatures everywhere are hitting record highs, and everyone is running to the beaches, to the pool, to WATER!!  And where there’s water, there’s bathing suits… and where there’s bathing suits, there’s STRESS. 

Well, we’re here to tell you that there are two very easy ways to ease your ‘bathing suit stress’ AND get you feeling happy and healthy.

mgz-juice-videoSummer Detox Energizing & Cleansing Juice Recipe

 

 

Kiwi Capiroska Cocktail

It’s Friday and the weekends here!! You know how we do… time for a cocktail!  This one is clean, refreshing and will take the edge off!  So kick up your heels, let loose and enjoy! xo

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2 cups kiwi, peeled and diced
12 mint leaves, divided
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 limes, juiced
2 cups GreyGoose Vodka
2 cups tonic water (or coconut flavored sparkling water)

ice cubes
garnish:1 kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced
Directions:
1. Line six glasses up and fill each with 1/3 cup of diced kiwis, 2 mint leaves, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ lime juiced.
2. Muddle together the contents of each glass until fully combined.
3. Fill each glass with ice and top off with 1/3 cup vodka and 1/3 cup tonic water.
4. Stir, finish each with a kiwi garnish and serve.
 
recipe & photo courtesy of The Poor Girl

 

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Strawberry Basil Margaritas

The weather is starting to warm up and with that comes my overwhelming desire to sit outside in my backyard on Saturday afternoons… watch the kids play with matches (I’m KIDDING) I mean on the swing set and sip on these delightful Strawberry Basil Margaritas while I soak in the sun! 

Strawberry Basil Margarita

Perfect for get togethers, make a pitcher in advance and enjoy! xo 

Strawberry Basil Margaritas

1 Cup of Fresh Lime Juice
1 Container of Fresh Strawberries cleaned & quartered
10 Basil Leaves Roughly Chopped
2 1/2 Cups Tequila
3/4 Cup Cointreau
2 Cups of Water
Pitcher full of ice

Combine all ingredients into the pitcher and give a good stir!

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21 Random Food Q&A

Food Q&A

Ok folks!  Every now and then my inbox gets inundated with some pretty random kitchen & food questions.  Some of these questions, you’ll find to be pretty useful, some will have you shaking your head…WHO ASKS THESE THINGS?! I love all of you for reaching out and asking me!  Hope this helps! xo Michelle xo

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