your new favorite (wellness) summer drink

I sat outside in really great weather the other afternoon when the urge for an ice coffee hit me.  As a coffee lover, this isn’t unfamiliar, but I also know that too much caffeine can up anxiety. Does this happen to you? It’s one of the first things I take out  when I feel anxiety creep in.

I’m always trying to maintain foundational wellness so I can handle shifts in my life and a big part of that is what I put in my body. This is where my new summer drink comes in. One of my favorite things is to get something pre-made and take it next level in the easiest way possible. I share these “recipes” in my online membership too. 

You can use any ice tea, but this is where the half tea & half lemon spindrift comes into play for me. Now black tea has a little bit of caffeine in it, but it’s a very small amount—a whole 12oz can contains less caffeine than 2oz of coffee.

What I do though is add lemon, mint, and the one I’m drinking right now has ginger. Now, these additions not only taste good, but they’re good for you too. According to herbalist Robin Rose Bennett these are the properties in the additions:

Mint: rich in antioxidants and great for digestion

Lemon: is immune protective, cooling, and antiseptic

Ginger: (not pictured) but: anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic

What I do is muddle the mint right in the glass to release the oils from the leaves. Add ice, stir, then squeeze in the lemon. Stir again and there you go. Highly recommend!

3 Ingredient Guacamole

I love guac. Seriously, it’s so good… and it’s good for you. In honor of the unofficial start to summer, I wanted to share my easy 3 ingredient guacamole recipe. Read closely because I share my secret step that makes it that much better.


2 avocados

3/4 cup of white onion chopped

1 teaspoon of salt


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In a bowl, add salt to the onions.

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This is my secret step: Mash salt into onions until well incorporated. So good!

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Cut your avocado in half carefully removing the pit then score it by making vertical and horizontal lines so it forms little cubes. Scoop out and into bowl.

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Mix it all up and serve!!