Cranberry-Orange-Chocolate Smoothie

Ingredients 2 oranges 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 1 1/4 cups frozen cranberries 3 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/2 cup ice cubes 2 tablespoons cacao nibs Preparation Cut 1 orange in half and squeeze juice from orange to equal 1/4 cup. Peel and section remaining orange into segments, removing any seeds. Chop…

Watermelon Gazpacho

Serves 8 as a starter or 4 as a dinner 6 cups watermelon, seeded and diced in 1-inch dices 2 stalks celery, chopped 3 medium size tomatoes, roughly chopped 1/2 cucumber, roughly chopped 2 red bell peppers, roughly chopped fresh ginger, about 1 inch, peeled and minced 1/2 chili pepper juice from 2 limes handfull…

Hot Blender Chocolate + Vitamix Competition

Hot Cashew Chocolate Serves 2-4 Important: Before you start, make sure your blender is approved for hot liquids. Otherwise, add cold water to the blender instead of hot and heat the chocolate on the stove after it has been blended. Hot chocolate ingredients ½ cup / 65 g cashew nuts 2-3 cups / 500-750 ml…

Summer Session Old Fashioneds

Thyme Simple Syrup Recipe makes about 1/2 cup of syrupprep time: 5 minutesactive time: 15 minutestotal time: 20 minutes 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 4-5 springs fresh thyme Add the water and sugar to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat then remove from the heat. Add the thyme springs…

Mint Mojito Pourover Coffee 

Mint Mojito Pourover Coffee Recipe makes 2 iced coffeesprep time: 5 minutesactive time: 5 minutestotal time: 10 minutes 20-30 mint leaves, plus a couple of leaves for garnish 2-3 tablespoons turbinado sugar 2 cups hot pour over (or drip coffee) whole milk, to taste ice, to finish A riff off of Philz Mint Mojito Coffee….

Cherry Vanilla Soda

Cherry Vanilla Soda Recipe makes 2 drinksprep time: 5 minutesactive time: 5 minutestotal time: 10 minutes 1 cup pitted fresh cherries 2-3 tablespoons superfine sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla soda water ice In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, pour the sugar over the cherries. Let macerate for a couple of minutes, then use a…

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar 1 pound strawberries, hulled 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 4 cups sparkling water Directions: To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 2-3 minutes; let cool. Add strawberries to…

Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup baby kale 1 cup plain yogurt 1 banana 1 scoop protein powder 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats 1 tablespoon chia seeds Directions: Combine blueberries, kale, yogurt, banana, protein powder, oats, chia and 1/2 cup ice in blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Orange Spritzer

2 cups Unsweetened orange juice 1 Tbsp Lemon juice, bottled or fresh 1 cup Club soda or any unflavored, unsweetened carbonated water Pour all of the ingredients into a pitcher and stir well with a large spoon. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings. Food Guide Pyramid servings: 2 fruit.

Grape Spritzer

1 12-oz can Frozen grape juice 4 1/2 cups Club soda or any unflavored, unsweetened carbonated water Place both ingredients in a pitcher and stir until well blended, or you can put them into a blender and mix on slow speed. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings. Food Guide Pyramid servings: 2 fruit.

Lime Spritzer

3/4 cup Frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed 1/2 cup Lime juice, bottled or fresh 1 1/2 cups Water 1 1/2 cups Club soda or any unflavored, unsweetened carbonated water Combine thawed pineapple juice concentrate, lime juice, water, and club soda in a pitcher. Stir with a spoon until the juices are well blended and any…

Strawberry Smoothie

1 cup Frozen strawberries, packed without syrup 1 cup Nonfat or low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 cup Ice cubes (optional) 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (optional) 1.Place all ingredients in a blender. 2.Blend until mixture is frothy, about 4 minutes. 3.Make sure all strawberries and ice cubes are blended. 4.Pour into glasses. Makes 2 servings. Food Guide…

Strawberry/Banana Smoothie

1 cup Low-fat yogurt 1 cup Pineapple juice 3 whole Ice cubes, crushed 5 medium Strawberries 1 medium Banana, peeled 1.Place all ingredients in blender. 2.Blend until smooth. Serve at once. Makes 1 serving. Food Guide Pyramid servings: 3 fruit, 1 dairy. Hint: You can crush the ice cubes in a plastic bag using a…

Raspberry Smoothie

1 cup Low-fat milk 2/3 cup Raspberries, unsweetened, frozen 2 cup Low-fat cottage cheese 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp Sugar 2 whole Ice cubes 2 to 3 drops Almond or vanilla extract (optional) 1.Put all of the ingredients into a blender. 2.Blend for 45 seconds or until your smoothie is creamy and smooth….

Orange Julee Smoothie

This is a quick and easy breakfast that includes the fruit and milk groups. 6 oz Frozen orange juice concentrate 2 Tbsp Sugar 1 cup Low-fat milk 1 cup Water 1 tsp Vanilla extract 10 or 12 Ice cubes 1.Place all ingredients in blender. 2.Blend until smooth. 3.Pour into glasses. Make shortly before serving or…

Melon Smoothie

1 cup Frozen melon cubes 1/2 cup Low-fat milk 1/2 cup Nonfat or low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 cup Ice cubes (optional) Dash Cinnamon 1.Use either cantaloupe or honeydew melon. 2.Place all ingredients, except cinnamon, into blender and blend until smooth. 3.Stir with spoon or fork to see if all ingredients have been blended. 4.Pour into…

Lots-O-Fruit Smoothie

1 medium Peach (or 1/2 cup canned sliced peaches in juice or light syrup) 1 medium Banana, peeled and broken into pieces 1 cup Yogurt, low- or nonfat, fruit-flavored, strawberry/ blueberry 1 cup Ice cubes (optional) 1.Peel and slice the fresh peach. 2.Put the sliced peach into blender with banana, yogurt, and ice. 3.Cover blender…

Banana Smoothie

1 medium Banana 1 cup Low-fat milk 1 tsp Vanilla 1 tsp Sugar 1 cup Ice cubes (optional) 1.Peel banana and break into pieces. 2.Place all ingredients in a blender. 3.Blend until smooth, about 4 minutes. 4.Pour into a tall glass. Makes 1 serving. Food Guide Pyramid servings: 1 fruit, 1.5 dairy.

Apricot Smoothie

3/4 cup Canned apricots, packed in water or light syrup 1/2 cup Orange juice 1/2 cup Nonfat or low-fat yogurt 1 1/2 cup Ice cubes (optional) 1.Drain liquid from apricots. 2.Put all ingredients into blender. 3.Blend until smooth, about 4 minutes. 4.Pour into a tall glass. Makes 1 serving. Food Guide Pyramid servings: 1.5 fruit,…

Peach-Thyme Lemonade Recipe

YIELD:makes 1 quart, serving 4 to 6 ACTIVE TIME:15 minutes TOTAL TIME:15 minutes INGREDIENTS 3 fresh peaches, pits discarded, flesh roughly chopped 1 cup fresh juice from 10 to 12 lemons 3/4 cup sugar Pinch salt 1 bunch thyme 3 cups cold water 1 quart ice Peach slices and thyme leaves for garnish DIRECTIONS 1….

Dave Arnold’s Thai Basil Daiquiri Recipe

YIELD:serves 2 ACTIVE TIME:3 minutes TOTAL TIME:3 minutes INGREDIENTS 10 large Thai basil leaves 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup (see note above) 2 ounces juice from about 4 limes 4 ounces white rum, such as Flor de Cana Pinch salt DIRECTIONS 1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Fill a cocktail…

Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink

Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink 2 large glasses  We don’t boil the carrot juice since we prefer this drink with a fresh twist. It also looks prettier that way. You can of course heat both juices together if you prefer it steaming hot and slightly sweeter. . 2 cups apple juice, around 6 apples…

MANGO CHIA SEED PUDDING

INGREDIENTS 1 small to medium mango 1/2 cup of chia seeds 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon of honey Optional: 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds OR coconut cream INSTRUCTIONS We’ll start by peeling the mango and then chopping into cubes (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be pretty because we’ll be tossing it…

ROSEMARY BLACKBERRY SPRITZERS

INGREDIENTS 3 cups seltzer water 1 lime 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 cup blackberries (½ cup fresh, ½ cup frozen) 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary INSTRUCTIONS In a bowl, combine seltzer water, the juice of 1 lime, and maple syrup Mash ½ cup of fresh blackberries in a cup Then add the blackberry mash to…

Miso Butterscotch Topping

INGREDIENTS Makes 1 1/2 cups 1/2 C shiro miso 1/4 C mirin 1/2 C brown sugar 6 T unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 T hot water PREPARATION Heat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Spread the miso out in an even layer, about 1/4 inch thick, on the…

Gulkhand Shake

Gulkhand Shake, this cooling summertime sweet treat will be loved by your little ones! Gulkand is something that a child never refuses to eat, so if your child does not like plain milk or is bored of having his regular milk drinks, serve this protein-rich potion. Boost your child’s immunity by giving him 6.5 gm…

FRENCH PEARL COCKTAIL

This refreshing, elegant libation is a tribute to the Beaux-Arts Neoclassical architectural movement of the late 1800s in France, an era in which sipping pastis was quite fashionable. The “pearl” refers to the visual opacity of the drink, an effect referred to as “louching,” which naturally occurs when any anise-flavored liqueur or spirit meets water. Ingredients…

Blueberry & Power Greens Smoothie

Ingredients 3/4 cup frozen KINGS Frozen Blueberries 1 bunch power greens (kale, chard, and/or spinach) 1 Tbsp organic peanut or nut free butter 1 cup almond milk 1/2 frozen ripe banana 2 pitted dates 1/2 cup ice   Preparation Add items in listed order to a blender.  Pulse first to combine then increase speed until…

Old Fashioned

If drinking whisky straight up is not your thing, keep it classic with our Old Fashioned. Learn how to make this fantastic drink in true old-fashioned style. Ingredients Ingredients 60 ml of bourbon Whiskey 1 sugar cube 3 drops of angostura bitters 4-5 cubes of ice 3 orange peels Method Muddle the orange peels, sugar…

Chilled Darjeeling First Flush with Mango & Mint

Taste one of the world’s best teas with a twist of mango and mint. Tip: Use ripe Alphonso mango preferably. Ingredients Ingredients: 8 tsp of darjeeling first flush tea 4 cups of water 4 tsp of honey 1 lime for lime juice and zest Mango (preferably ripe Alphonso mango, peeled and sliced) 8 fresh mint…