Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink

Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink
As we continue my resolution of being money smart, I have started to realize how much money I waste ‘stopping for a drink”. If you add up the couple of coffee stops during the week, a cold pop or energy drink, it really adds up. Twenty dollars or so a week, ends up being over $1,000 a year! So we have started to get creative and try to make our drinks at home.

One of my daughters favorite drinks is the Starbucks Pink Drink. It’s a refreshing drink that is always a thirst quencher – so that was the first recipe we needed to recreate. I think we’ve done a pretty good job, and most of the ingredients I was able to find at Aldi (minus the Tazo Tea, but see below for more info about that). We are able to make approximately 10 drinks for less than $1 a piece!  So here’s your Starbucks copycat pink drink recipe!

INGREDIENTS

  • Cranberry raspberry juice cocktail (now if you want the caffeine like in the Starbucks Pink Drink, use Tazo Sultry Strawberry Tea I can’t usually find it in stores so I order it on Amazon  and its a little pricey so I don’t get it very often, and this juice works pretty well)
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Coconut milk
  • Ice cubes

pink drink ingredients

DIRECTIONS

In a shaker bottle combine the following ingredients:
6 -8 ice cubes
1 cup of juice cocktail, or strawberry tea
1/2 cup coconut milk
6-8 frozen strawberries

Pud lid on shaker bottle and shake well, pour, and enjoy your Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink!

Can you store Starbucks Copycat Pink Drink?
I recommend making it one drink at a time – I’m sure you could store for a few hours but I think anything longer than that it’s just not going to taste as good. The frozen strawberries will be soft and I’m not sure how the coconut milk with the juice would taste after more than a few hours.

copy cat pink drink

If you like this be sure to try our Copycat Starbucks Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino!

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How to Save Money on Valentine’s Gifts in 2020

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the time has come for couples to start thinking about what they should get for their partners by way of a gift. This can be very difficult for some and for a couple of reasons. First, many will have spent years buying gifts for their partners, which can then result in them finding it very challenging to think of something new. Second, as Valentine’s Day falls so close after Christmas, many will be on a very tight budget.

When it comes to the latter, there are ways you can save money on the cost of your Valentine’s gifts this year. Naturally, you want to be able to give your partner something special that they will love but at the same time you don’t want to spend more than you can afford and end up getting into debt. So, it is well worth looking at ways in which you can save money on your Valentine’s gift, and we will look at some of these in this article.

What You Can Do to Save Money

 

There are various steps you can take in order to save money when it comes to buying a Valentine’s gift for your loved one. One of the things you should do is head online in order to get the best deals, as you will find great gifts at knock-down prices online, which means you can save money right away. In addition, it makes it far easier for you to compare the cost of similar gifts, so you can get the best deal possible on the type of gift you want to buy for your partner.

 

Once you have found a suitable gift that you feel your partner will love, take some time to subscribe to the site and follow the retailer on social media before you purchase. Often, this will provide you with access to a special code or discount, which will then help to cut the cost of your purchase even further. This is also a great way to learn about new products or special promotions and sales, so you can also save money on future gifts.

 

Finally, do remember that you do not have to spend huge amounts of money in order to show your partner how much you care. Valentine’s Day is now about seeing who can spend the most on their partner, so don’t feel pressured to spend money you cannot afford. You can get gifts that are very affordable such as lingerie, clothing, accessories, and other lower cost items rather than having to splash out on solid gold jewelry or expensive trips away. By choosing sensibly and not going over the top, you will also be able to reduce the amount you spend this Valentine’s Day.

 

With plenty of options available, finding the right gift for your partner shouldn’t be a problem. And by going online to make your purchase, you can look forward to great value.

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2 Ingredient Keto Low Carb Pasta

2 Ingredient Keto Pasta recipe – be sure to pin it! One thing that I’ve missed lately (being that it’s winter, and I need comfort food like my Keto Pizza Rolls) is pasta. We use it in homemade chicken noodle soup, with marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, so on. So if you are really craving pasta, you have to give this Keto 2 Ingredient Pasta recipe.

These pasta noodles need to be eaten immediately , so they can’t really be made a head of time. But they are pretty easy to make, and don’t take too long to cook, so give yourself about 25-30 minutes or so.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup freshly shredded mozzarella
1 egg yolk
optional: low carb marinara sauce

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350

In a saucepan melt the cheese and mix until smooth

Add the egg yolk and mix until completely combined

Pour onto parchment paper and cover with another piece of parchment paper

Use a rolling pin, and roll over the covered ingredients until the desired thickness

Place in freezer for 10 minutes or until firm

Place on cookie sheet still covered and bake for approx 8-10 minutes

You know its done once it starts to brown

Remove, and let cool for a minute (to where its cool enough to peel back the paper)

Use a pizza cutter  to cut into strips

Eat immediately.

*If you do allow them to cool, drop them into boiling water for only a few seconds, and then immediately remove

Add your sauce or butter and ENJOY!

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How to Start Over in A New City with No Money and No Job

Moving to a new city with limited funds can be done. For those in a similar situation and looking for a way out, the steps below can help you land in a new place with an income, friends, and a place to live.

 

Sell What You Can

Have a garage sale, sell your unwanted things online, sites like LetGo, eBay, Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist. These are all great places to sell and get rid of your belongings. After all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, right? Once you’ve successfully sold your things, your moving load will be lighter and your wallet a tad heavier. After you’ve unpacked, there’s really no need to keep empty boxes, crates, and other moving supplies around. Nor do you have to. There are actually websites like BoxCycle and Container Exchanger that help people sell their boxes and other items.

 

Do Your Research

Moving to a new city with limited funds isn’t a decision that should be made lightly. You need to take a look at both the cost of living in the city you’re intending to move to, as well as what your prospects might be for securing affordable housing and a job, among other things. There is plenty of free online cost of living calculators to compare two or more cities based on finances and other quality-of-life factors that will matter when you’re moving on the cheap. For example, Banff homes for sale are more costly than homes in nearby cities, so choose wisely.

 

Live Within Your Means and Save Money

If you’re still struggling to live within your means, take a hard look at your expenses. There is probably something you can cut out or at least cut down on. For example Gym memberships, hair and nail salons, cable TV, cell phone bills. Go through your bills and cancel any service you don’t use frequently. For the stuff you do use, call the provider and see if you can get a better deal, or at least cut it down.

 

Find A Job

Sign-up for email alerts to let you know when new jobs that match your criteria are listed. You’ll be able to set them up directly on company websites for major employers, as well as on job listing sites. You’ll receive an email as soon as a listing is posted, and you’ll be able to get your application in right away. Who do you know in the place you’re going to? Do you have family, friends, professional or college connections there? Everyone you know, and everyone they know, may be able to help you with your job hunt. Put the word out, very quietly if you’re still employed, that you’re looking to relocate to get job leads and other assistance. Use Facebook and Linkedin to your advantage!

 

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Delicious Keto Creme Brulee

Now creme brulee has always been one of my favorite desserts, so of course we had to come up with a great Keto version of it! What I love is its super simple, and taste soo much like the real thing you’ll hardly know its Keto! (To really make it just like they do in the restaurants, be sure to buy a culinary torch because that is really what makes this dessert!)

Can I freeze Keto Creme Brulee?

I would not recommend it. This is best served fresh and warm. The crunch from the sweetener on the top that you heat up with your torch is what makes the dessert, so you definitely don’t want to freeze it – however, you can make it ahead of time for a dinner in the evening, and just wait to bake it! 

Keto Creme Brulee

 

INGREDIENTS:

4 egg yolks
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
5 tbsp keto approved sweetener (I prefer monk fruit sweetener)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Whisk the egg yolks and the vanilla in a bowl until thoroughly mixed

Pour the heavy whipping cream and 1 tablespoon of the sweetener into a sauce pan heated to medium heat – whisk until combined, then add the second and third and forth tablespoons of sweetener, adding separately until fully combined, and whisk until simmering

Once simmering, remove from heat and add yolks slowly, while whisking, until combined

Divide evenly into 4 ramekins

Place the ramekins into a glass baking dish and pour boiling water inside the dish – be sure that it coves at least 1 inch on the sides of each ramekin

Bake in the oven on the middle rack for approx 30 minutes or until set

When done, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sweetener over the creme brulee and use your culinary torch to heat the sweetener until its melted and golden

Don’t forget to check out our other Keto dessert recipes

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