Get all the health benefits of aloe and chia seeds along with the hydrating benefits of coconut water and you have one fantastic drink. Adding frozen cherries and blueberries makes it extra pretty. This morning drink will help you feel hydrated for hours. 

Makes 2 nice size glasses 1 cup of fresh pineapple (big chunks are fine if you have a Vitamix or other good blender) 1 cup of chilled mint tea (mint sprigs work, but mint tea is better) 1 cup of ice Combine all ingredients in a blender until frothy and enjoy quickly before it separates again. Yum!

This is a great road trip drink that may keep you away from sugary and caffeinated drinks along the way. Just keep adding more water to a few mint leaves and enjoy the subtle flavor. 

It doesn't get any simpler than this! Next time you have ripe cherries and fresh mint, take out a sturdy glass and muddle them. Top it off with some cool water and you have a delicious, healthy, natural, sugar-free drink.

Nature has already made these fruits perfect, so all we have to do is add water and blend them up!  There's no need to add anything else to this healthy smoothie. Papayas are usually pretty big, so you can peel, seed and cube one and freeze the leftovers for later. The same goes for pineapple.

There can be many steps in the authentic ritual of making mint tea, but this recipe is simple and delicious and works fine for those of us without culturally-steeped expectations. I have just never had mint tea anywhere but Morocco, so I'll call it Moroccan Mint :) This makes a medium size pot of tea. The number of actual teacups of tea depends on the size of your teacups! Cut or break the top 6 inches of the mint plant off with stems Do this for 6-10 stems. Dunk them in cold water to rinse Bring a little more than 1 quart (4 cups)