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The Best K-Cup Flavors for Making Iced Tea and Juice Slushies

by Jennifer Wieland
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I bet some of you didn’t know that Keurigs aren’t just for a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning anymore did you? I for one love my Keurig but use it for all sorts of different drinks than what you would normally think to use your Keurig and favorite K-Cups to make. So let me share with you what the best K-Cup flavors for making iced tea and juice slushies are and why these were perfect for me and my family this weekend.

A couple of weeks ago while out shopping I came across a metal swing set that had been marked down to only $60 which was a steal! As soon as I saw it I knew I needed to buy it for my 5, 7 and 10 year olds. They love going to the park and I take them a lot but there are some days where I just can’t take them because I need to get stuff done at the house or I need to work. I figured this would be a great way that they could still play and get some fresh air but I could stick close to home and do things here. Now, as I said this was a couple of weeks ago. The big, giant box was still sitting under my balcony just waiting to be opened up. I came home on Saturday from picking up a piece of furniture I bought and spotted the box and in that moment I knew I was not going to wait for any of the men folk here to get around to putting it together and I was not going to listen the little ones nag about when the assembly was going to happen. Nope, I was going to do this! I was all I am woman hear me roar in that moment!

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The swing set that started it all.

So I quietly snuck out of the house while the hubs and the kids were preoccupied and toolbox in hand set about putting it together. It started out well enough, that is until I realized that I was going to need another set of hands to help me get the side legs attached but I was being bull-headed and decided to ask one of the kids to help. Needless to say that was the trigger that started what would become one of the longest most headache inducing days of my life!

All of the kids that were home came outside to see what was happening and all promptly decided they wanted to “help”. I should have stopped at that moment but I didn’t. Instead I forged on only to have my daughter come running through and knock down what we were trying to assemble and guess who stood under everything? Yup, that’s right. It was me. After some poor language choices, some ice and bandages the hubs came out and helped me get the legs on. I sent him back in though because I wanted to finish this alone. That didn’t happen though. The kids came out more and lost several screws and bolts necessitating a run to the hardware store. I did manage to get it done though.

When I was finished I was dirty, sweaty, more than likely smelly and I was hot and thirsty with a headache to boot. I decided I needed a cold drink and the kids wanted one too. I decided to make some Lemonberry Slushies for the kids and a Snapple Lemon Tea Slushie for me. They were perfect! Nice, cold and refreshing and so needed after all those hours of hard work.

I love my Keurig! I have what I refer to as the baby model but it serves its purpose and sadly I don’t have the room for a big one. Since I am not a coffee drinker I am always brewing the many varieties of Brew Over Ice K-Cups. You can get a ton of different iced teas, vitamin drinks and even juice. With all of those options your Keurig will become a very handy beverage tool to have in your arsenal.

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Luckily for my family I had gone to Walmart earlier that morning and had purchased some Snapple Lemon Iced Tea and Green Mountain Naturals Lemonade K-Cups. With those on hand I was able to quickly and easily make some refreshing slushies for the whole family.

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I set to work brewing some Snapple Lemon Iced Tea and Green Mountain Naturals Lemonade in preparation of making slushies.

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If you have never used a Keurig for the Brew Over Ice K-Cups then I would recommend watching this “how-to” video to make the best possible drink you can. For best brewing though all Brew Over Ice products should be brewed at the 6 oz. (small) or 8 oz. (medium) settings.

 

  Now on to making the two different slushies…

Snapple Lemon Iced Tea K-Cup Slushie #BrewOverIce #BrewItUp #shop #cbias

Snapple Lemon Iced Tea K-Cup Slushie
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2 calories
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414 g
16 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
414g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 16mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
1%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6 oz. water
  2. 1 Snapple Lemon Iced Tea K-Cup
  3. Ice
  4. Lemon slices
Instructions
  1. Brew the Snapple Lemon Iced Tea per the instructions on the package using 6 oz. of water. Pour the brewed tea into a blender and add 1 c. of ice. Blend until all ice is crushed. It will be light in color at first since it will be very foamy and slushie. Pour into a glass and serve with lemon slices ot make it even more lemon flavored. Enjoy nice and cold.
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 Lemonade K-Cup Lemonberry Slushie #BrewOverIce #BrewItUp #shop #cbias

Lemonade K-Cup Lemonberry Slushie
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28 calories
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488 g
18 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
488g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 28
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 18mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
57%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 6 oz. water
  2. 1 Green Mountain Naturals Lemonade K-Cup
  3. 1/3 c. frozen strawberries
  4. ice
  5. lemon slices
Instructions
  1. Brew the Green Mountain Naturals Lemonade K-Cup according to directions using the 6 oz. of water and some ice. Pour 1/3 c. of lemonade into a blender with the strawberries and blend until smooth. Transfer to a glass. Rinse out the blender and then blend the rest of the lemonade and 3/4 c. of ice in the blender until smooth. Pour the frozen lemonade on top of the frozen strawberry lemonade and the two will swirl together. Garnish with a a lemon slice and serve chilled.
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Note my haggard appearance and just general look of exhaustion.

I made all of the kids their slushies first and by the time I made mine and had a chance to sit down and take a break it was dark out but the slushie sure helped me to relax after a very long day of trying to be an awesome mom. 

 


Southern Comfort Cocktail a Real Crowd Pleaser

by Jennifer Wieland
Southern Comfort Cocktail #YoungAndHungry

 

 

 

 

ABC Family's Young & Hungry Food Blogger Challenge

On Sunday, Father’s Day, we received our second challenge in the Young & Hungry Food Bloggers Challenge. We needed to make a video for a recipe inspired by a dad in our lives. I was a little late in getting mine up and entered for voting but that’s because I was on vacation with the two most important dads in my life, my father and my husband. We did a huge family vacation at my parent’s vacation house in Wisconsin Dells with my parents, siblings and our kids. It was nice having everyone together. My dad took all the guys out for drinks to celebrate Father’s Day and that is what gave me the idea for Challenge #2 and I am so happy with the inspiration because it lead me to create this Southern Comfort Cocktail.

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On our way home from Wisconsin we stopped at a large strawberry farm and took the kids strawberry picking so I had a huge heap of fresh, sweet and tasty strawberries. I knew these would be perfect to add into my cocktail. I also wanted to make it a bit citrusy so that it gave you the feel of a nice cool refreshing drink on a hot day but with a kick to it. I decided to go with Southern Comfort as the alcohol to the cocktail because my husband is a whiskey fan but my dad drinks only when we all get together so he can be a bit of a light weight. Southern Comfort is perfect since it is a whiskey based liqueur. All in all I love the way it came out. The fruit and juices help to cut the whiskey flavor some but there is enough whiskey for the drink to pack a punch. I also like that you can make this drink by the pitcher to share with your family and friends at your next get together.

Southern Comfort Cocktail
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1154 calories
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1560 g
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260 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1560g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1154
Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
5%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 91mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 289g
96%
Dietary Fiber 5g
22%
Sugars 260g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
13%
Vitamin C
430%
Calcium
10%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c. strawberry puree
  2. 1 12oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate
  3. 1 1/2 c. orange juice
  4. 2 12oz. cans of lemon-lime soda
  5. 1 5th of Southern Comfort
Instructions
  1. Pour all of the ingredients into a pitcher and stir.
  2. Serve in a glass, over ice and garnish with fruit.
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Voting helps me in the ABC Family Young & Hungry Food Bloggers Challenge so if you can spare a minute click on the link below and cast your vote daily.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR MY SOUTHERN COMFORT COCKTAIL RECIPE

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ABC Family's Young & Hungry Food Blogger Challenge

 

In “Young & Hungry,” two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi (Emily Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef. Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh’s aide ( Rex Lee), who prefers a famous chef for the job. When Josh enlists Gabi to prepare a romantic meal for him and his girlfriend, the dinner goes awry and Gabi finds herself in a very awkward position. With the help of her best friend Sofia (Aimee Carrero) and Josh’s housekeeper (Kym Whitley), Gabi turns a difficult situation into an opportunity for employment and maybe even love.

Young & Hungry stars Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Jonathan Sadowski ($#*! My Dad Says), Rex Lee (“Entourage”), Aimee Carrero (“Blue Lagoon: The Awakening”) and Kym Whitley (“Animal Practice”) with Annie Potts (“GCB,” “Designing Women”) as a recurring guest star. The series is executive produced by Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum (“Two and a Half Men”), CBS Television Studios, Relativity Television, Jessica Rhoades (“Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure”) and Ashley Tisdale (“High School Musical”). The pilot was written by David Holden (“Accidentally on Purpose”). Gabi Moskowitz, a San Francisco based food blogger, of BrokeAssGourmet.com, contributed to the development of this project.

Young & Hungry premieres on ABC Family on Wednesday, June 25th, at 8/7 p.m. CST

 


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