8 Plant-Based Cheeses That Are Amazing

Who cares about plant-based cheeses? Real cheese is so ubiquitous in American culture that it’s hard to imagine life without it. When you go to the grocery store, you see dozens of cheese varieties on the shelf: cheddar, gouda, munster, mozzarella, brie, pepperjack, swiss, and more. It’s layered on pizza, stuffed into sandwiches, poured over nachos, and sprinkled on pasta. If you don’t think it’s that common, go to a restaurant and see how many dishes don’t contain cheese. No matter where you are in the world, from Europe to India to South America, cheese is a vital part of most countries’ cuisine.

When you started living the vegan lifestyle, you knew you’d have to give up cheese–it’s made from milk, after all. But now you’re wondering how long you can go without grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese fondue, cheese pizza, and hot nacho cheese sauce. Luckily, you’re not alone. Vegan cheese lovers just like you have developed recipes and commercial products that allow you to enjoy the delicious creaminess of cheese without compromising your vegan lifestyle. You can buy pre-made products at the store or make plant-based cheeses at home using a few simple ingredients. Firm, spreadable, soft, crumbly: it’s all possible in the world of vegan cheese.

Does this sound too good to be true? Here’s a list of some of the most popular types of vegan cheese (link to the wikipedia definition for good measure :)).

1. Tofu Cheese

Tofu is the classic vegan ingredient. The bland flavor and malleable texture make it a popular replacement for meat, cheese, and other products. Tofu is frequently used to make plant-based cream cheese, as well as mild “cheeses” like ricotta and feta. Most commercial brands use fermented tofu, as it gives the product a sharp, flavorful tang. You can make this product at home using a block of tofu that’s been pressed and soaked in marinade. The flavorings you use depend on what kind of cheese you’re aiming for, but nutritional yeast is typically added for that classic savory cheese flavor.

2. Cashew Cheese

Cashew cheese is another popular candidate for plant-based cream cheese, as well as spreads and sauces. Many vegans praise cashew cheese for being the closest to dairy cheese in terms of flavor and texture. A simple cheese to make at home! Throw some cashews in a food processor with a few flavorings, blend it up, and enjoy! You’ll have a delicious plant-based cheese dip that’s much healthier and less fattening than traditional dairy-based products. For more complex recipes, cashew cheese can be used like vegan cheddar and vegan Parmesan. If you’re feeling creative, you can even make vegan brie or Camembert.

3. Almond Cheese

Almond cheese has a distinct nutty flavor that makes it perfect for sharp, flavorful cheeses. Like cashew-based products, almond cheese is frequently used for dips and spreads that are flavored with spices and herbs. This product can be blended into a smooth, creamy spread, or shaped into a block that crumbles just like real feta cheese. You can use this healthy plant-based cheese in just about any recipe that calls for cheese: pasta, pizza, salads, sandwiches, etc. Some people even prefer it over dairy cheese because of its distinct flavor and texture.

4. Soy Cheese

Soy is another classic vegan ingredient. When you think of soy, you probably think of the cartons of soy milk that have graced grocery stores for decades. And just like regular milk, soy milk can be used to create a delicious plant-based cheese. To make soy cheese, you can boil soy milk and add lemon juice to make the milk “curdle.” Stir in the flavorings, strain the product with a cheesecloth, refrigerate the cheese overnight, and enjoy! Soy cheese is typically soft and spreadable, and can be flavored with your favorite combination of herbs and spices. This is a great alternative for cheese lovers with a nut allergy.

5. Rice Flour Cheese

While most vegan cheeses are soft, sometimes you want a healthy plant-based cheese that’s hard and firm. Rice flour cheese is a firm, sturdy product that slices and melts just like real cheese. You can even it grate it into shreds that resemble shredded provolone. Making rice flour cheese at home takes some time and a little experimentation, but when it’s done, you’ll have a flavorful hard cheese that won’t look out of place on a charcuterie board. You can enjoy this product as-is or add some nutritional yeast to give it a more cheesy, savory flavor.

6. Pine Nut Cheese

Tired of all the mild vegan cheeses? Pine nut cheese offers a bold kick of flavor that makes it the perfect alternative to goat cheese or Parmesan. Spread it on a cracker or stuff it in your fresh ravioli. This product is often used in pasta dishes because it’s soft and spreadable like ricotta, but sharp and tangy enough to catch your attention. And as a bonus, it’s full of vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, protein, and iron. Skip the fattening cheeses and enjoy a lighter, healthier spread.

7. Sunflower Seed Cheese

Sunflower seeds might sound like an unlikely ingredient for cheese, but this product is smooth, creamy, and packed with nutritional benefits. This cheese is formed into a mold so it looks just like a wheel of real cheese. You can spread it on bread or slice it into wedges. Sunflower seed cheeses are also one of the cheapest products you can make, as bags of sunflower seeds can be bought at the local grocery store for a dollar or less. Add some nutritional yeast or miso paste for flavor, and you’ve got a savory cheese that doesn’t taste nutty or grainy.

8. Coconut Milk Cheese

If you don’t mind a product that’s a little more fattening, coconut milk has a similar fat content to dairy milk, making coconut milk cheese a rich, creamy, delicious cheese alternative. You can use coconut milk to make just about every cheese variety, including cheddar, Gouda, and provolone. You can also use coconut milk to create a rich sauce that’s perfect for nachos and macaroni and cheese. Experiment with different spices and flavorings to make a healthy cheese substitute that’s all your own!

So many vegan cheeses to choose from. Hopefully we gave you some more to think about and to try. If you liked this post make sure to check out our post about vegan milk options or even our Daiya Deluxe Cheezy Mac Review

All About Plant-Based Collagen

I recently began researching taking collagen supplements made from plants to keep my body strong and flexible and my skin looking smooth and healthy as I get older. Collagen is the body’s most plentiful structural protein and a main building
block of connective tissue, bones, muscles, tendons and skin. About 75% of the skin is made of collagen and that collagen is made of amino acids bound together
with vitamin C. This is called a collagen helix. The body gets the building blocks for
collagen from animal and plant sources. While animal-based collagen supplements is more common, plant-based collagen is also very good for the body.

Collagen In The Body

The collagen in the body acts like glue holding the internal structures together and is
essential for strong bones, flexible joints and healthy skin. There are three common types of collagen in the body, each playing a different role. The most abundant is Type I collagen. It creates the structure of the bones, tendons, ligaments,
organs and skin. Type II collagen builds the cartilage in the joints. Type III and Type
I collagen combine to provide the blood vessels and skin with structure and elasticity.
Some say collagen is ‘the fountain of youth’ because as people age, the body makes less
collagen, the joints stiffen, bones break more easily, the skin sags and wrinkles form.

What Is Plant-Based Collagen?

Technically speaking, collagen only comes from animal sources. Most collagen supplements are made using bovine or fish by-products. However, you can help enhance the body’s natural production of collagen using plants. Plant-based elements like the amino acids arginine, glycine, lysine and proline, zinc, vitamin C, sulfur and copper are collagen building blocks. They provide the nutrients the body needs to support its natural production of the protein collagen. So while plant-based products don’t contain collagen, they help the body produce it.

Getting Collagen From Plants

Tremella Mushrooms

Many companies sell collagen supplements made from plants. Some add Biotin, Hyaluronic Acid, Spirulina, ceramides, tea antioxidants, tremella mushrooms, vitamins A and C, silica and bamboo to their collagen-building protein peptide powders. This helps to enhance the body’s natural collagen production. The ingredients provide the amino acids needed to produce collagen. The natural boosters aid with cell regeneration that builds healthy hair, strong bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and nails and helps improve the skin’s elasticity and overall health. Many collagen supplements I saw are vegan, non-GMO, sugar and gluten-free and can help to produce, maintain and hydrate collagen.

What Are The Benefits Of Collagen From Plants?

Acai berry, Acerola cherry, sea buckthorn and other plant extracts add many
valuable nutrients to the body’s production of molecules that combine to make collagen. Plant-based antioxidants, anthocyanins, flavonoids, polyphenols and vitamins provide the right building blocks to support the skin’s production of collagen. They also boost the body’s natural collagen production and help the body make collagen as people age. Plants also provide nutrients that promote healing through collagen production.

Boosts Collagen Receptors

My research revealed collagen builders from plants don’t work the same way as animal-based collagen supplements. The nutrient and alkaloidal composition of collagen from plants help boost collagen receptors as people age and the body doesn’t produce enough of the receptors on its own. Collagen from plant sources also help to provide the skin with protection from being forced to absorb toxins and pathogens. Collagen made from the elements found in fruits, vegetables and plants provide excellent protection when used in topical skin applications.

Is Collagen From Plants Good For You?

I learned that collagen derived from plants is very good for you. It contains all the elements needed to stimulate and support collagen production in the ligaments, bones, joints, cartilage, skin and connective tissue. As the body’s collagen production wanes,
the collagen derived from plant sources can be ingested or used topically to help give the body with the collagen precursors it needs to increase the amount of this important
protein needed to make people’s bodies look, feel and function better. I also learned that marine collagen made from seaweed makes excellent skincare products.

Safe, Inexpensive And Nutrient-Rich

Plant-sourced collagen made from seaweed, algae and Irish Sea Moss can work wonders for the body, my research showed. Sea Moss and other sea plants are often called nature’s collagen factories. Plus, collagen from plants is easy to produce, inexpensive to buy and can be a nutritious substitute for gelatin in sauces, cheeses and deserts. Plus, collagen from plant sources has a lower risk of allergic reactions and can be used in a variety of collagen supplements. It’s easily digested and integrated into the body and is very effective in stimulating collagen production.

Do Vegans Lack Collagen?

Studies show vegans aren’t especially in danger of lacking collagen in their bodies.
A vegan diet generally contains a wide variety of plant-based foods that provide the body with all the nutrients it needs to produce enough collagen to keep all parts of the body strong and healthy. Many vegan foods have a wealth of elements that promote collagen production. Cruciferous vegetables, low-starch foods, avocados, beans, olive oil, almonds, cashews, peanuts and other types of nuts vegans commonly eat create the healthy levels of proteins in their bodies necessary for adequate collagen production.

A Recent Study Confirms It

Vegan diets are generally rich in anti-inflammatory foods. The Journal of the American
Dietetic Association published the results of a 2010 study where participants spent three and a half months following a vegan diet. The results showed they experienced more significant improvement in swollen, tender, painful and stiff joints and improved grip strength than members of a control group that ate an omnivorous diet. Research shows long-time vegans generally have good collagen levels, strong bones, ligaments and cartilage, excellent joint flexibility, along with smooth, healthy, supple skin.

How To Get Plant-Based Collagen?

Getting plant-sourced collagen has been easy. Many good supermarkets, pharmacies and health food stores have several collagen supplements made from plants. Plus, there are many plant-based foods people can ingest that will give their bodies the nutrients they need to stimulate and support collagen production. Plant-based foods that are high in the three amino acids essential for collagen production in the body include:

  1. Tempeh, soy protein, tofu and other soy products.
  2. Kidney beans, black beans and many other legumes.
  3. Pumpkin, squash, chia and sunflower seeds.
  4. Pistachio nuts, cashew and peanuts.

Check Online

The internet has been a great source for information on stores in my city, state and region offering an array of vegan collagen products, collagen stimulating products, vegan collagen supplements and other products that contain collagen from plant sources. With a little research I’ve been able to find many types of collagen-rich products that are plant-based, affordable and easily accessible. Usually I can have the products shipped directly to my door. It’s even possible to find companies online that will send me bulk orders of vegan collagen products.

Vegan Collagen Growing In Popularity

I am among a growing number of people who have become aware of the many benefits one can enjoy if they include vegan collagen in their diet. That has led to a dramatic
rise in its popularity, accessibility and affordability. I want to help prevent osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, joint, ligament and cartilage issues, keep my skin soft and supple and prevent premature wrinkle and sagging skin. So I’ve added plant-based vegan collagen products to my diet.

9 Plant-Based Milk Options for Vegans

It seems like milk is in just about everything these days. It’s the main ingredient of cream, cheese, and yogurt, it’s poured over your morning cereal, it’s stirred into teas and lattes, it’s the base for various desserts, and it’s used to thicken sauces. Countless recipes recommend adding milk to your smoothies for an extra boost of calcium and nutrients. Question is how can you get those same vitamins and minerals in some plant-based options?

When you go to the grocery store, it seems like all you see is rows of cow’s milk. But with a little searching, you’ll find that there’s a whole world of healthy plant-based milk that’s just as creamy, nutritious, and versatile as the real thing. In fact, once you’ve had a sip of plant-based milk, you might find that you enjoy it more than the original! Here’s a quick rundown of the various types of vegan milk products on the market.

1. Soy Milk

Soy milk is the classic dairy-based alternative. Originally marketed as a product for people with lactose allergies, soy milk is made from boiled and filtered soybeans. This product looks and tastes like dairy milk, and has much fewer fat and calories. Most brands are fortified with nutrients so you can still get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. And unlike dairy milk, this product doesn’t need to be refrigerated until it’s open, making it a self-stable product that can last for months. However, it does require refrigeration once it’s been opened.

If you have the time, you can even make it at home using two ingredients: water and soybeans. But, if you’re like me, it’s much easier to pick it up from the grocery. I’ve put some options you can order directly from whole foods! Feel free to support the site by using the links 🙂

       

2. Almond Milk

Almond milk is another popular plant-based milk that’s graced grocery store shelves in the past few years. Almond milk is thinner than dairy milk and has a slightly nutty flavor. Some people actually prefer it over dairy milk because it tastes like a milkshake. You can drink it straight from the glass or use it as a dairy milk substitute in various recipes. Many people add it to smoothies because the nuts add an extra boost of protein. Like other plant-based products, this milk doesn’t have to be refrigerated before it’s opened.

If you have the patience you can make it at home with almonds and water. I would suggest trying to add different flavors to make it tastier. The other option is just by it from any major grocery store. I’ve made it easy for you and put some links that you can directly order via Whole Foods. 🙂

       

3. Oat Milk

Oat milk is one of the newcomers to the healthy plant-based milk industry. This product is made with a base of oats and water, although commercial brands add vitamins and minerals to give it extra nutrients. If you have a nut allergy, this is a great way to get a milk replacement in your diet. Oat milk is also infused with the natural power of oats, which are loaded with fiber, iron, and protein. Pour it in your afternoon tea and enjoy!

You might be able to find this product at your local grocery store, but it’s more likely that you’ll find it at specialty stores. You can also order it online and use the links below. 🙂

       

4. Coconut Milk

While coconut milk is typically used as an ingredient in tropical dishes and desserts, it also makes an excellent cow’s milk substitute. Coconut milk does have more fat and carbohydrates than other plant-based options, but it’s still healthier than traditional dairy products. This product is sweet and fruity and has the tropical flavor of real coconut. You can drink it by itself, add it to fruity cereal, or use it in a base in Eastern-inspired soups, sauces and curries.

You can find this product at some grocery stores, though it’s typically marketed as an ingredient more than a milk substitute. You can also make it at home by blending and straining a mixture of shredded coconut and water. Essentially, you’re drinking coconut purée.

5. Cashew Milk

fresh roasted cashew nuts texture close up view

Cashew milk is another newcomer to the world of healthy plant-based milk. If you don’t like almond-based milk, cashew milk is known to be faintly sweet and milder. The basic flavor profile make it perfect for adding to smoothies or lattes, or adding your own flavoring when you make cashew milk at home. Cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, maple syrup, and turmeric are just a few of the flavorings you can add to make your plain cashew milk a decadent treat. Commercial brands are typically fortified with vitamins and minerals, making this product a healthy way to start your day.

This product can be difficult to find in chain stores, but you might be able to find it in a vegan or health food store. You can also order it online or make it at home with cashews and water.

6. Rice Milk

It seems like you can do just about anything with rice–and now we can add rice milk to its long list of uses. A single glass of rice milk is full of nutrients, including calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D. This product is made from a mixture of rice and rice syrup that’s sweetened with sugar of vanilla. It tends to be less creamy than other plant-based substitutes, but it has a unique flavor that can’t be beat. If you’ve tried everything else on this list and weren’t satisfied, maybe it’s time to give rice milk a shot.

You might be able to find rice milk at the store, but you’ll probably have better luck searching for it online. If you’ve got brown rice sitting around at home, you can also whip up a batch yourself.

7. Flaxseed Milk

Flaxseed milk hasn’t quite caught on with the mass market, but it’s a simple milk alternative that’s crammed with nutrition. A glass of flaxseed milk is full of nutrients like omega-3s, fiber, and protein. Unlike most plant-based products, which tend to be sweet, flaxseed milk has an earthy, nutty taste. It tends to be a hard sell because it doesn’t have the same appearance as dairy milk, but if you like the taste, you’ll find that it doesn’t matter. Drink a glass in the morning and enjoy the natural boost of nutrients.

You might be able to find the brand Flaxmilk at your local specialty food store. And like most plant-based products, flaxseed milk can be easily made at home with only a few basic ingredients.

8. Pea Milk

Yes, you read that right–you can get “milk” from peas! It might sound like you’re about to drink a pea soup smoothie, but pea milk is actually made from flour made from yellow peas. It has a smooth, creamy flavor and offers an additional choice for people with nut, soy, or gluten allergies. When you take a sip, you won’t even realized that this product was made from vegetables. You can add it to recipes just like dairy milk, although it might slightly alter the taste.

You can order commercial brands like Ripple online, or–if you’re lucky–find it at a nearby health food store. You can also make pea milk at home, using the same method for making nut milks.

9. Hemp Milk

When all else fails, there’s always hemp. For centuries, hemp has been praised for its myriad of uses as food, clothing, medicine, and even a building material. And now you can enjoy a tasty glass of hemp milk in the morning. You can flavor it with sweeteners like dates, chocolate, or vanilla, or simply enjoy it by itself. Like most plant-based products, it has a slightly nutty flavor.

You can find hemp milk products online or even make your own version at home with hemp, water, and your choice of flavoring or sweetener.

There is so much to try out there when it comes to plant-based milk options. For me and my family it becomes an adventure everytime we go to the grocery. in case you’re looking for some recipes to use for your plant-based milks be sure to check out some of recipes.

9 Foods That Will Boost and Improve Your Gut Health

Did you know that our gut health is very important to our overall well-being?

Not only does gut health effect, both positively or negatively, digestion and other gut-related concerns, but it also impacts other areas of our lives including heart health, skin health, metabolism, obesity and diabetes concerns, and even mental health. On the other hand, poor gut health can lead to negative consequences such as unintentional weight changes and chronic fatigue.

In other words, you should really take care of your gut health if you want to optimize your overall health. One way to do it is by simply adjusting your diet and eating foods that will benefit your gut health.

In this article, we will list down 9 foods that you can eat to improve or boost your gut health. These foods are typically common foods, so you don’t need to worry about price and how to find them.

1) Yogurt

Yogurt, especially live yogurt, is one of the common and excellent sources of gut-friendly bacteria – which is key to your gut’s health. Hence, yogurt is one of the commonly sought-out foods when it comes to taking care of their gut health.

Look for sugar-free and full-fat yogurt as this maximizes the benefits you can get from it. Sugared yogurt may lessen or reserve its positive effects for the gut.

2) Almonds

Almonds have good probiotic properties, meaning they are a good treat for your gut bacteria. Almonds are high in fiber and full of polyphenols and fatty acids; an ideal diet for your gut-friendly bacteria.

Almonds can simply be delicious in themselves, so have a treat while taking care of your gut health!

3) Peas

Peas contain key fiber – both soluble and insoluble – and fiber is one key element in our gut-friendly bacteria’s diet.

4) Kimchi

This special Korean food is made of fermented vegetables, making it rich with probiotic bacteria. Kimchi, aside from being rich with probiotics, is also rich with fiber and key vitamins.

Basically, kimchi is another gut-friendly food. And if you are a fan of Korean shows and KPop, or just anything about Korea, the better!

5) Olive oil

Olive oil is another food that is rich with fatty acids and polyphenols – something that our gut bacteria loves to consume. So, be sure to add olive oil to your kitchen for better gut health. Not to mention that olive oil is rich with health benefits in itself!

For a healthier diet, cook your vegetables with olive oil. Or, if you are into salad, replace your oil with olive oil for a healthier diet!

6) Garlic

Garlic is rich with antifungal and antibacterial property, but it will not hurt your gut-friendly bacteria. It will only target harmful or “bad” gut bacteria, so it is still a good partner for your gut health.

For the “good” bacteria, garlic’s properties can be used as their “fuel source”, making them optimized for whatever they are doing.

7) Banana

Bananas are rich and full of fiber, a favorite snack of your gut bacteria. Hence, bananas are another food to eat to keep your gut health intact. After all, what we eat when we have digestive problems? Bananas!

Also, bananas contain key minerals that are important for our health.

8) Ginger

Ginger is good for stimulating your digestive system. You can add ginger to your diet if you simply eat meals that are cooked with ginger – such as with soups. You can also make a ginger tea if that is your thing too!

9) Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is a dish native to Germany, but over time, it has made its way to just about everywhere. Sauerkraut is made with finely chopped, fermented cabbage, making it beneficial for your gut health. But do not choose or cook sauerkraut that is pickled in vinegar as this can reserve or lessen its benefits.

These are just some of the foods that you can eat to boost your gut health. Of course, there are many more foods which can fit, but we’ve picked the ones that you probably commonly eat. You may even be surprised that by eating these foods, you are already helping your gut without even knowing it!

Summer Mocktails That All of Your Guests Will Love

With the temperatures rising and the sun staying out longer, it’s the perfect weather to enjoy a mocktail on the back porch. Mocktails make the perfect addition to a picnic, an evening walk, or even if you’re just lounging around.

Cocktails are great, but if you are looking for some alcohol-free options you have come to the right place. Often times summery drinks are packed with sugar which we know can hurt us in numerous ways. That’s why we crafted seven different cocktail recipes for you that are all delicious, yummy, and healthy. Check them out below and let us know if you try them out.

Here are 7 Delicious Summer Mocktails:

1. Kombucha Mule Mocktail

What’s better than a mocktail mule? A Kombucha mocktail mule. It’s delicious, refreshing, and tastes better than the original. Not to mention the health benefits that it comes with. Try it out and let us know how you like it!

Ingredients →

How to make it →

  1. Grab your mule mug (a regular mug works as well) and fill it with crushed ice.
  2. Add the lime juice, then topping with ginger kombucha.
  3. Garnish with a lime slice and enjoy.

2. Sparkling Watermelon Spritz

This spritz is perfect for summer, especially those hot nights where you need a refreshing drink to cool you down.

Ingredients →

  • 2 cups of watermelon
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1 cup of sparkling water
  • Crushed ice

How to make it →

  1. In a blender, add the watermelon, lime juice, and mint leaves.
  2. Fill a glass with ice, topping with equal parts seltzer and watermelon mix.
  3. Top with a lime and enjoy!

3. Blood Orange Mocktail

This mocktail is the queen of all mocktails. Made with fresh blood oranges, this drink is sure to please any drink lovers palette.

Ingredients →

  • The juice from 1 blood orange
  • 1 cup of seltzer
  • Crushed ice
  • Blood orange slice
  • Rosemary sprig

How to make it →

  1. Grab your favorite glass and fill it with ice.
  2. Pour in the juice from the blood orange, then add in the seltzer. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of rosemary.
  3. Enjoy!

4. Green Tea Spritzer

This summertime spritzer is the perfect drink for any tea lovers out there. If you are like us and love your green tea, then this spritzer was made for you. It’s refreshing, healthy, and something we could drink every single night.

Ingredients →

  • 2 tbsp brewed green tea
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ½ cup of cut-up pineapple
  • 1 cup of seltzer
  • Crushed ice

How to make it →

  1. Add the tea, honey, and pineapple to a blender.
  2. Pour crushed ice into a glass and add seltzer.
  3. Top with the tea mix and enjoy!

5. Pineapple Orange Twist

This refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail tastes just as good as it looks. Its vibrant colors are a sneak peek into the vibrant and delicious flavors that this cocktail produces.

Ingredients →

  • ½ cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup of kombucha
  • ¼ cup of orange sparkling seltzer
  • Crushed ice

How to make it →

  1. Add the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and crushed ice to a blender and blend.
  2. Add the mix to a glass, topping with kombucha and seltzer.
  3. Enjoy!

6. Lemonade Spritzer

This lemonade spritzer is one to share with the whole family. It’s a delicious twist on original lemonade and has little sugar.

Ingredients →

  • Lemon juice from 1 fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 cup of lemon seltzer
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Crushed ice

How to make it →

  1. Add the lemon juice, honey, and crushed ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake for 30 seconds then pour mixture over ice.
  3. Top with seltzer and enjoy!

7. Strawberry Kombucha Mocktail

This strawberry kombucha mocktail makes the perfect treat for summer. It’s the perfect blend of berries and kombucha, crafting a delicious and refreshing taste.

Ingredients →

  • 8 oz strawberry kombucha
  • ⅓ cup fresh raspberries
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup of sparkling water
  • Juice of 1 lime

How to make it →

  1. Muddle raspberries with mint leaves.
  2. Add crushed ice to a glass cup.
  3. Top with the muddled mix, next adding the kombucha and seltzer.
  4. Top with the juice of one lime and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy all of these delicious summer mocktail recipes! As always let us know if you give them a try.

If you’re looking for more family friendly ideas make sure to check out our plant-based recipes your kids will love.