FRESH, COLORFUL INGREDIENTS FOR HOME & HEALTH
Did you know that the colors in your home and food have an impact on your energy level? Come on over to the colorful side and you’ll notice increased energy, happiness and health!
Maine Cottage is Where Color Lives! So its only natural that we want to celebrate and share all the benefits of living a well-rounded colorful life.
Fun fact: You really are what you eat! Naturally colorful foods benefit your mind and body.
COLORFUL FOOD IS HEALTHY!
We encourage you to spend more time exploring the produce section of your local grocer and farmers markets. Choose healthy fruits and vibrant veggies for side dishes, main entrees, drinks, and even décor.
Designer Tip: Create a lovely centerpiece by filling a glass cylinder or big bowl with a mix of lemons and limes. The yellow and green will brighten up your kitchen and come in handy for drinks!
Add lemon or lime to your 8 glasses of water a day and see how much more you enjoy each sip.
Here is a fun color-coded guide to fresh fruits and veggies. DOWNLOAD PDF
Now for the best part, here are a few recipes for color cure drinks that are delightful and delicious any time of day or year!
STRAWBERRY MINT LEMONADE
A lovely, refreshing drink for spring or summer afternoons (or if you’re just longing for a warm weather vibe)!
1 cup fresh strawberries
2 tbsp raw honey, more as desired
4 cups water
3-4 large lemons, juiced
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1. Blend strawberries and raw honey until smooth
2. In a pitcher combine water, lemon, and ice
3. Pour in blended strawberries, add in mint; muddle/mix until combined
4. Taste and adjust as needed. Garnish with extra lemon slices and sprig of mint
Frozen strawberries can be substituted if fresh fruit is out of season
A little vodka would be a great addition to this for happy hour!
This green machine provides a refreshing burst of energy and makes you feel good to be alive!
1 cup fresh spinach
1 peeled cucumber
1 peeled pear
1 peeled lime
1 celery stalk
1 tbsp chopped ginger
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 cup water
Ice (3 cubes)
Add all ingredients to blender or juicer and combine until well mixed.
Add carrots or a banana for natural sweetness and texture
This is a go-to breakfast favorite but is perfect any time of day for a healthy and filling snack.
½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 tbsp almond butter
2 tbsp coconut
8 oz almond milk
Ice (just a cube or 2 if you are using frozen fruit)
Add all ingredients to blender or juicer – easy peasy!
Add a scoop of protein powder and turn into a meal replacement
Add a tsp of green tea match powder for an extra boost
Cheers to your health and happiness, one color at a time!