By now after looking at all these wonderful recipes you are probably getting a little thirsty. So on our 9th day of a THRIVNG Christmas we will talk about some of our drink mixes. THRIVE has 6 drink mixes available year round. These are Fruit Punch Performance, Mango Passion, Melon Berry Burst, Orange Bliss, and Orchard Apple. They are great tasting drinks that include no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives.
We also have some fantastic seasonal drinks only available at certain times of the year. Our Lemonade is available in the spring/summer. Our Spiced Apple Cider is available in the fall/winter. And our Gourmet Hot Cocoa is available in the winter.
TipThe Lemonade and Spiced Apple Cider are both "add your own sweetener" mixes, which means a small amount of mix can makes a LOT of drink and you can choose the type of sweetener that you'd like. This is great in our household because our diabetic child can still have the same drink as his siblings, but we use liquid stevia as his sweetener.
4 Cups water
4 tsp Spiced Apple Cider Mix
1 cinnamon stick
sweetener (about 1/2 cup sugar or to taste)
3/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup pineapple juice
juice and wedges of fresh orange
1/4 tsp star anise extract or one pod
Simmer for about 15 minutes.