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From My Closet Giveaway: Casual Chic

Congrats FoggyBottomGal! You are the winner of this casual chic giveaway!

Thank you all for entering and sharing your thoughts on delicious drinks! There were so many amazing ones.


This week I’m giving away a Johnny Was top & these flats. This Johnny Was top is light, soft, and goes great with a dark or light pair of pants.


These fun Melissa shoes remind me of mermaid slippers! They are a pretty pink-peach color and are super comfy. Melissa Shoes are made from plastic so they are totally recyclable. The company even recycles 99.9% of its factory water and waste. Even more fun, these shoes smell like candy! Yummy!

To enter this week’s giveaway, leave me a comment below telling me about a refreshing and yum non-alchoholic beverage you like to make.

I will announce the winner on Friday 8/28

With love,




  • Lori

    I love making spinach smoothies with a frozen banana blended in and bit of peanut butter, I also add a little bit of cacao powder. Sometimes I add in pineapple or an orange with a bit of the peel. Yum!

  • Rachel

    I make a delicious tea out of dried nettle leaves and a touch of stevia! It is so yummy and soothing when it’s warm but also great in the summer as an iced tea!

  • Claudia


  • Courtney Melo

    One of my fave drinks is- cocoa, cold coffee, frozen banana, and ice; then blend it in the blender or magic bullet. I like a little cinnamon in in too. It’s a great snack or quick meal.

  • Sheila Chaffins

    I like to make a peachy drink. I blend sliced fresh peaches, ice, honey, lemon juice, lime juice and cardamom in a blender. Yummy

  • Lisa Waddington

    My favorite refreshing treat this summer has been an almond cinnamon frappe!! Whip up almond milk, cinnamon, a bit of almond butter and ice in the blender – it just takes a minute and so so yummy!

  • Dawn Moerscher

    My favorite non-alcoholic drink that’s yummy is super simple & completely mobile for everyone. It’s as easy as adding a drop or two of Orange Essential Oil to my cold water. I keep a bottle in my purse at all times so no matter where I am my water is hydrating, cleansing, boosting my immune system and delicious. Besides all the health benefits of oranges, the smell is uplifting and invigorating … an immediate “pick-me-up” instead of energy drinks or caffeine. Lemon or Lime Essential Oils are equally delish & body beneficial!

  • Katie Franc

    I think the perfect summertime drink is lemonade! Since it’s nearing the end of summer I’ve made lemonade a few times, but with a twist. Brazilian lemonade is even better than the normal stuff!! It’s made with limes, lots of sugar, sweetened condensed milk and water. Although this is not at all healthy it is very delicious and refreshing for these hot summer days in California!

  • Dina Banks

    kombucha!! and ichicory drink – nice altrnative for cofee and double yum with almond milk!i also as soon as i feel lack of milk supply, i soak spoonful of grinded fenugreek seeds and let them become soft (takes just few minutes). they are super cheap in indian stores in our area, and compared to capsuled supplements and nursing teas, i cant recommend them enough to all my mommy friends. also i heard from indian woman that fenugreek has cooling effect on the body

  • Dawn Brown

    I have a new favorite summer drink sans alcohol.
    Lemon juice (from half a lemon) is mixed with organic honey (mix with equal parts warm water to make a super fresh simple syrup.) one bottle non-alcoholic ginger beer and served over lots of ice. I sometimes drizzle a little more honey syrup on top if i want a little sweeter. My gal pals add vodka for what they call the ultimate summer drink but i don’t think it needs. This has become my go-to, sit on the deck with friends Mocktail.

  • Kirsten Antony

    Iced peppermint tea using peppermint from my garden. Sun brewed for an extra little summer pizzazz.

  • HMH

    Water refrigerated overnight in a jug with mint leaves, cucumber and cardamom pods; blended with semi defrosted watermelon which had been previously and freshly blended with mint leaves and lemon juice!!!!

  • Chelita Bubb

    Kinda basic but I love making iced peppermint tea with seeped graden-fresh mint leaves and a squeeze of lime. Refreshing and calming :)

  • ellen schull

    I like to take tea, strawberry lemondade, and mint to make a great drink.

  • Decayingzombie Hopscotchfestiv

    A refreshing Non Alcoholic drink I like to make is a mixture of POM juice and bubbly water. Chill them both down in the fridge and then mix them half and half. It may not be super fancy, but it sure does the trick! :)

  • Amanda Williams

    Alicia, the past couple days I’ve been putting watermelon chunks in the blender. Voila! A summertime watermelon slush.

  • Emily Haney

    I like to have strawberries, limes, and mint sitting in some water in the fridge, then mix half of that with half sparkling water and a touch of agave nectar. YUM!

  • A Lamb

    I make a lemon verbena and lavender tea and it is amazing hot or cold. The hubs and the kiddos love it and so do I!

  • Tara

    I loooove to make organic Gingerade! While I make sure to drink this to stave off an oncoming cold, I also crave it whenever I have fresh ginger in my fridge – which is actually pretty frequent! I mix a hearty portion of ginger juice (microplaned and garlic-pressed, roughly 2T), juice from half or a whole lemon, a tablespoon of raw unprocessed honey, a dash of cinnamon, and fill with filtered water – – – ahhhh, delicious! I’m also getting my 4yo more acclimated to the robust ginger flavor, and she’s liking it more and more. Ok, gotta go make one! :)

  • Tara C

    lemonade Mojito – I squeeze the juice of one lemon into a mason jar, add some sweetener, water (tap or carbonated) and several sprigs of fresh mint. Shake it up and enjoy, its super refreshing :)

  • Joann O’Hara

    Hello Alicia,

    I was given a wonderful gift. The Primula Flowering Tea Gift Set, which is perfect for brewing beautiful flowering teas. A clear, 40oz hand-blown glass tea pot allows you to watch the magic of the tea leaves brewing delicious green tea as they unfurl into an exquisite flower, or create your own perfect tea blend with the included glass tea infuser.

    The teas taste as good as they look.
    Try and Enjoy!
    Joann O’Hara
    New Jersey Devotee……….(pun intended!) :o)

  • christine marti

    I recently purchased an infuser bottle. I love adding fresh fruit and herbs (mint or basil mostly) to the fruit. Peach, Strawberry, mint is one of my favorites. It is Summertime on the go!

  • Caroline Duda

    My mom and I like to blend half fresh watermelon with half frozen, plus a few leaves of the chocolate mint that I grow on my balcony. Pour it into a mason jar, and it’s perfect for summer!

  • Leslie Du Fresne

    Fresh basil lemonade

  • Shahrzad

    My favorite is iced green tea with jasmine blossoms. I make the green tea with honey and let is cool in room temperature and then add ice and drink it!!

  • Geri Harris

    Cute shoes!

    My favorite non-alcoholic beverage to make is lemon raspberry sparkling water. I use my soda stream to bubble up some filtered water and then add fresh raspberries, press lightly with the back of a spoon to release the juices, and then squeeze in a lot of fresh lemon juice. Sometimes I’ll mix in some fresh rosemary or mint from my herb garden. It is so satisfying during these hot summer months!

    Love you Alicia! Stay well :)

  • Laura

    I love, love, love making blueberry lemonade! It is so refreshing in the warm weather and healthy too!!

  • Amanda Torres

    This would be amazing! My 16 year old daughter has left me very little, from my own wardrobe! Thank you for doing this!

  • Jennie

    Refreshing has always meant cold, fizzy and fruity to me; so of course I love kefir & kombucha. (I always mash up whatever fruit I have on hand and add it.) I just ordered my first grains & scoby so I can make my own, and I’m so excited to care for them and be able to have my own constant supply. I love that this method saves so many resources: packaging, transportation emissions, gasoline! And it’s good for our bodies with all the probiotics! Before I discovered these drinks, I used my SodaStream to make fizzy water from the tap. While this is also a resource saver that I still use, tending the micro-organisms to produce fizz is so much more satisfying + all the good bugs for digestion! If I’m at a restaurant, I’ll order sparkling water & I just mash up whatever fresh fruit they have. Sometimes a little honey is nice if the fruits used are too tart. Keep up the good work, Alicia. Your passion about saving resources & your obvious willingness to “practice what you preach” are an inspiration. Together we really can change our path.

  • theresano

    I like Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger.
    Theresa N

  • Heather McClees

    My favorite non-alcoholic drink to make is a warm tea with bancha tea, lemon, ginger, turmeric and cinnamon. It’s also great for digestion and a better alternative than coffee. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  • Tori Wilson

    My husband likes to make Strawberry Rhubarb Citrus Punch during the summer months with organic strawberries & rhubarb from our garden. Simmer 8C of diced rhubarb in 5C of water till soft, strain through cheesecloth. Add 1C of sugar to 4C of rhubarb juice & heat till dissolved. Chill. Add 2C OJ, 3/4 C lemon juice, 1 qt ginger ale, & 2C diced strawberries. Sweet, tart, refreshing, and absolutely delicious! YUM!

  • Joan Elliott

    I love to mix pineapple juice with unsweetened green tea for a refreshing, healthy, vegan thirst quencher.

  • Chloe

    Hi Alicia!
    My favorite non-alcoholic drink is something my mom has made me since me and my brothers were little. Called Morning Sunrise with all natural: apple, cranberry and orange juice with 7-up/sparkling water. It’s delicious ! It would be great if won because I just started a new school and new outfit pieces would be amazing! Thank you for your consideration!

    Chloe :)

  • etirv

    i just make green drinks with kale, coconut water, almond milk and other good stuff!

  • Moya

    I most drink water with lemon or herbal teas, but to me those are really good and refreshing :)

  • Kristy

    I love to juice watermelon! Fresh watermelon juice over ice is SOOO YUMMM!

  • Scotlyn O’Daniel

    I love a blackberry mixed fruit drink that has blackberry, kiwi, pear, and pineapple all mixed in juicer. It has to be good for you and it is yum too!

  • Prasert

    I love shirley temples!

  • Kathy Farmand Goodman

    I’m obsessed with the fragrance and coziness of lavender. I keep a mini bottle of the essential oil in my cupboard and add a couple drops to a teacup full of my favorite white or black tea. Awesome thing about this tea is that you can put it on ice for a refreshing summer treat or drink it hot to wind down the stresses of the day. Love it! :)

  • Theresa Sims

    A smoothie with strawberry, green apple, blackberry, blueberry and especially MINT is so refreshing!

  • Amanda Reagan Schnabel

    Cucumber-agave-and lime slushy made with coconut water and just a pinch of salt. So perfect on a HOT day!

  • Elizabeth Findlay

    My favorite drink to mix up is a big blender full of Stone Smoothie. Just like Stone Soup it is a smoothie with what ever goodies I can find in the fridge and pantry. Fruit, veggies, and especially spices like ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. I always try to add flax oil as well. Talk about a detoxifying drink! It is yummy though.

  • Krystel Seier

    I love drinking half apple, half carrot juice in the Fall. It perks me right up & is super good for you! (Only use fresh pressed, real juice or buy a really high quality organic option.) YUMMO!

  • Michelle K.

    This recipe from is HEAVENLY and 1 of my favorites! Another great drink is cooled nettle leaf and rasberry leaf tea with fresh lemon (a great tonic for women!)

    Love the sweet top and shoes!!

    Happy almost September, everyone!

  • Chelsea pittenger

    I like running hot green tea through frozen mangos or peaches! It sweetens it a little and gives it the fruity thirst quenching flavor. Leave the fruit in it the cup and add some ice. Yum!

  • Jenna Cameron

    I love blending watermelon, mint and ice in a blender. It’s super yummy! :)

  • Sydney Anderson

    We love making berry smoothie

  • Vern E & Rach E

    Green tea and lemonaide is great hot or cold.

  • ashley k

    Strawberry lemonade with all fresh ingredients

  • Oanh H.

    I like to make a jackfruit sparkling drink with jackfruit blended with a little lime, honey, and sparkling water,

  • Anna Haggerty

    I love to make my own punch/ juice combinations with fresh fruit cut up and serve in a big jug. It is always a hit and never lasts long in the summer. Now i need to find some vegan fall type drinks to make :-)

  • Darie


  • Susan

    OooOooo non-alcoholic beverage! This one is refreshing for sure and always hits the spot for me and is way better than soda. I take sparkling water in lime and pour it in a glass with just a splash of no sugar added cranberry juice. Then I add in a slice of fresh lime and an orange slice and voila! So good with dinner or sitting outside in the summer weather. Simple but really tasty!

  • Vin Medugno

    “Mystery Juice” It is what I call everything that goes into my blender …and everything goes in to it (so as not to waste any produce!). Today’s “Mystery” (which usually includes some of yesterday’s!! Not gross really just ever evolving!!!) I have added an entire local farm cucumber and some peach nectar (45% puree and no high fructose corn syrup) and a little Maca Incan Superfood powder; I usually add lemon infused water with Himalayan Pink salt to it after I pour a glass or two, which was the case because my mom liked this one and she would like and look adorable in that top too 😉 Thanks <3 V

  • Kimberly fleming

    Watemelon Agua Fresca…I saw and tried this drink in pinterest and just love it!….its cool and refreshing and non-alcoholic….Ingredients: 1 juice from lemon/lime, 8 cups watermelon, 1/3 cup agave nectar, 1 cup ice, 1cup seltzer/club soda water…sometimes I add a little mint to give it that 1st bite of a york peppermint patty mint kick….give it a try! (Giving credit where credit it due…

  • Laurie

    Iced green tea is my favorite refreshing beverage.

  • Jeanette Nelson

    Coconut water and Chia seeds! :)

  • Grace

    I love blueberry spritzers! I make a sort of blueberry jam by cooking some fresh blueberries with a tiny bit of sugar until they start breaking down a bit, then strain it. Then I pour myself some sparkling water (I like using a mandarin spritzer) and then pour some of the strained blueberry jam into it! So delicious!

  • laura

    I love green juices but as of late I’ve been enhancing my water with fruits to add more flavor. My favorite is mint and raspberries.

  • Teresamarlene

    Homemade chai tea. (Or coffee). It’s my comfort drink. You can make it vegan with fresh ingredients and its can be iced us summer or hot in winter!!! It smells soooo good

  • Kelli Vissers

    I am a sucker for herbal elixers and this one I adapted from Mother Earth Magazine and is fabulous! Rose Apple Tea is elegant and light, but oh so refreshing! Simply steep 2 tsp of dried rose hips, a generous handful of hibiscus flowers, 1tbsp of fresh apple mint leaves and 4 tsp of fresh (or 2 tsp dried) raspberry leaves in 2C of hot water for about 3-5 minutes. Allow it to cool slightly, strain and then add cold water and ice. You can add some fresh apple juice to sweeten instead of just water if you’d like (perfect for the kids) and then garnish it with some thinly sliced apples afloat on top. Perfect end to the day, or a great pick me up midday :)

  • Allison Marion

    Vegan frosty shakes! Non-dairy milk, frozen bananas, vanilla extract, maple syrup, cacao powder, and ice! Yum! :)

  • FoggyBottomGal

    In summer I enjoy watermelon juice, with shot of aloe, ginger shavings, & few sprinkles of Himilayan pink salt. Yummy electrolytes, anti inflammatory, and easy to make.
    You introduced me to Garden of Life and aided me on my anti inflammatory, organic, raw, lifestyle. I’ve lost 68 lbs and reduced my inflammation levels by 3/4! 😉 Thank you, Kindness Warrior!!
    Would love to ROCK that blue top, now that we’re the same size! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Don Pepe Paco


  • Renee

    My daughter and I drink water with floating whole blueberries, raspberries, and mint. A squirt of lemon juice pulls it all together. Perfect for when you want a refreshing glass of water with a light flavor.

  • Don Pepe Paco

    “Direct from Spain,
    this recipe is simple and delicious. For this recipe it is convenient to
    have a hand mixer with chopping blades, a food processor, or a blender.
    This gazpacho can be garnished with minced vegetables and parsley, or
    with a little crushed ice.”

    Ingredients :

    6-7 medium tomatoes
    (the quality of the tomatoes is one of the most important factors in the
    taste, use vine ripened when possible and don’t use the green salad
    1 green Italian pepper (the long type, not a bell pepper)
    1 cucumber
    ½ of a small white onion
    1 clove of garlic (not too big)
    ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (again, quality is important)
    A splash of Sherry vinegar (Vinagre de Jerez, although red or white wine vinegar can be substituted)
    A pinch (or two) of salt
    Optional toppings: Diced cucumber, diced green apple, diced onion, diced pepper, croutons, & hard boiled eggs


    Wash and dry all of the vegetables very well—if you prefer to peel the tomatoes you can, although I usually leave the skin on.

    Cut the tomatoes into 4 slices (leaving the core behind) and put into your blender.

    Halve, core, and de-seed the pepper. Cut it into a few slices and add to the blender.

    Peel the garlic and slice it in half. Remove the core (which often results in bitterness when not cooked).

    Cut the onion into a few slices and add it to the blender too.

    Peel the cucumber and cut it in half. Add half to the blender and save the other half for a topping.

    Blend the vegetables at a high speed until it is completely pureed.

    Add the salt and vinegar and, while blending on a slow speed, slowly add the olive oil.

    Taste and adjust salt and vinegar. If the texture is too thick for your liking add some cold water.

    Refrigerate and serve VERY cold! Add as many (or as few) toppings as you like.

  • teresa

    I love love love Lassis which are Indian drinks to use after eating especially spicy things! my fave is the chocolate which I make a vegan version. You typically make them with yogurt but sub coconut yogurt and it comes out yummy!!! I’m a chocolate freak and this is so good.

  • Aurora Parlin

    I love just mixing fresh fruit and cucumbers in water to make my own “vitamin water” style drink. Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries), cucumbers, strawberries, and lemons… so good!

  • Julie Rod.

    Sprite and grenadine is my favorite

  • Tiffany Baker

    My favorite, a morning drink, is a Grain Coffee Latte. I wanted to slow down my coffee consumption after reading The Balanced Plate by Renee Loux. According to the practice of Ayurveda, a way to balance yourself by what you eat, coffee is not especially good for my dosha. I found out about grain coffee. You take a mug full of milk, heat it over medium until it begins to steam. Then, start to whisk it quickly to create a foam. Once foamy, pour over a heaping teaspoon full of Pero and add 1 teaspoon of agave. Pero is an instant beverage made from barley, chicory, and rye. It’s delightful. Tastes warm and roasted like coffee, slightly sweet, and I love the coffee shop foam on top. Voila’.

  • Sonya Pierce

    We are vegetarian so I love smoothies and so do our kids. We blend baby spinach, blueberries, peaches, mango, pineapple, strawberries, (I like razzberries too) flax seed, local honey, (I like walnuts as well) then occasionally some orange juice (if it hasn’t been devoured) and water. We occasionally do a watermelon one! Soo yummy!

  • Misha patel

    Watermelon, ice, mint, water. Blend! So refreshing

  • Wendy Cutcher

    I love to make virgin strawberry darquris. My all time favorite!

  • Missy

    I live in Ontario, and there is a great locally made Merideths Ginger Syrup!!! Pour 1/4cup in a high tec blender add ice, lemon and lime zest, 2cups of water, blend until crushed!!!
    Amazing, it has a beautiful tingling sensation and the balance of raw honey and ginger is outstanding!

  • Kirstine Marie Junge Pedersen

    Blend one avocado, with the juice from one lime and four apples. Toss a couple af ice cubes in the juice when about to serve. Honestly this juice can make grey clouds go away and make birds sing!

  • Bettina Minamino

    I recently started making banana smoothies with frozen banana pieces and soy milk, it’s almost like ice-cream :)