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Drink Ideas for Work, School and Home (without the plastic straw)

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One reusable straw can save thousands of plastic straws from polluting our oceans and landfills. This September, we are providing ways you can switch the straw from plastic to reusable. Today we have some of our favorite straw-free drink ideas to make at home instead of purchasing on the go.

Infused Spa Water (without the spa)

Ingredients
Lemon + Mint + Cucumber + Water
Berries + Basil + Water
Strawberries + Lemon + Basil + Water
Orange + Blueberries + Water
Watermelon + Kiwi + Strawberries + Water
Raspberries + Lemon + Water

Directions
Pick your favorite pitcher and fill with water. Cut up ingredients and add a handful to the pitcher of water. Let sit overnight or enjoy immediately.

A Hint of Mint Green Smoothie

Ingredients
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup green grapes
2 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
6 fresh mint leaves
2 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 to 1 ¼ cups ice cubes

Directions
In the smoothie cup of a high powered blender, place the ingredients in the order listed. Screw the blade base onto the smoothie cup and invert onto the base of the blender. Blend on low 10 seconds, then gradually increase to highest setting until pureed and smooth, about 1 minute. Makes 2 1/3 cups.

Tropical Berry Straw-Free Smoothie

Ingredients
½ cup (3 oz.) frozen strawberries
½ cup (2 oz.) frozen raspberries
½ cup (2.5 oz.) frozen mango chunks
1 cup fresh orange juice
½ Tbs. honey (optional)
½ Tbs. antioxidant smoothie mixer (optional)

Directions
In the smoothie cup of a high powered blender, place the ingredients in the order listed. Screw the blade base onto the smoothie cup and invert onto the base of the blender. Blend on low 10 seconds, then gradually increase to highest setting until pureed and smooth, about 1 minute. Makes about 2 cups.

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