Drinks

15 Fast & Fruity Breakfast Smoothies — Recipes from The Kitchn

Smoothies are the answer when you need a healthy breakfast and you need it fast. They come together in a matter of minutes and make sure you start your day with a healthy helping of fruits and veggies. Throw in some protein and you've got a morning meal that will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

We especially love smoothies this time of year, when berries are showing up at the farmers market and warmer temperatures mean a cool, refreshing drink is just the thing you want. From a raspberry and almond butter duo to a sunny lemon smoothie, these 15 smoothies deliver a fresh and fruity breakfast.

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The Grocery-Store Tea That Changed My Life — Tea Tonic

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Growing up, I associated my period with pain — and not just aches, but the kind of sharp, excruciating pain that makes you want to spend all day in the fetal position. I'd have to miss days of school, and eventually work; sometimes I threw up.

In my attempts to relieve the pain, I tried it all: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, hot packs, exercising, wishing for a quick and painless death. After years of struggling to find a solution, I had basically given up — until I discovered relief in a common grocery-store tea.

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Recipe: Arnold Palmer Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs — Recipes from The Kitchn

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There's something magical that happens when you combine iced tea with lemonade. This refresher, known as an Arnold Palmer, is a classic for good reason. The two drinks bring out the best of each other when combined — the bitterness of black tea counters the sweet, sourness of lemonade. So really how can an Arnold Palmer get any better? By bringing it to the dinner plate.

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Starbucks Is Introducing the One Thing That Can Make Your Iced Coffee Even Better — Food News

Your iced coffee from Starbucks might just get a whole new makeover. Starbucks is currently experimenting with coffee ice cubes, which means your favorite summer beverage won't be diluted after a few minutes in the sun. The new offering is coming to select franchises and its going to cost customers 80 cents more. But what people get in return may be well worth the extra money.

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The Only Thing That Really Matters When Buying Bourbon — Spirit Guides

If you walk into a liquor store and feel overwhelmed by the variety of bourbons on the shelf, it's no surprise. It seems everybody's getting on the bandwagon, and there's a dizzying array. Equally dizzying are the terms on the label. What on earth is a Bottled-in-Bond, Single-Barrel, 10-Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, anyway?

Trust me — there's a method to the mad libs. Here's what you need to know.

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18 Easy Pitcher Drinks to Celebrate Spring — Recipes from The Kitchn

Festive spring celebrations call for an equally festive cocktail. If you're hosting a group, be it for a bridal shower, brunch, or graduation party, it's time to think big when it comes to the drink options. Skip the individual drinks in favor of an easy pitcher cocktail that will serve a crowd.

From fresh and fruity sangrias to pretty sparkling cocktails, plus a couple options that skip the booze, here are 18 pretty pitcher cocktails for spring celebrations. They come together easily and are just as refreshing as they are pretty.

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