Category: Beverages

Watermelon Granita Recipe

This easy dessert is a simple take on a summertime staple. Watermelon packs vitamins C and A and lycopene, a potent antioxidant. It’s also a great food for weight control. A single one-cup serving can satisfy a sweet tooth with just 49 calories, making it one of the fruits least concentrated in sugar and calories. …

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Sparkling Watermelon Drink Recipe

Get instantly refreshed Cool down your guests with this surprisingly pink, thirst-quenching drink. It makes a nice switch up for the kids’ lemonade stand, too. Sparkling Watermelon Drink Ingredients 4 cups (1 L) PC Sparkling Watermelon Lemon Soda 1 can (355 ml) Ginger Ale 1 cup (250 ml) Lemonade with pulp Half lemon, sliced in …

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Healthy Tropical Drink Recipes: Chiquita Banana Colada and Pink Sunrise Mocktails

There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than kicking back and relaxing with a cold, tasty and refreshing beverage — and there are so many great options to choose from. But why not add a little excitement to your summer by choosing something to drink that’s fun and colorful, super healthy and delicious, too? …

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Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

Cool off with a sensational smoothie Summer stirs up memories of hot days and cool treats – and there is no better way to cool off than with a refreshing fruit smoothie. With lemon, strawberry and almond beverage, it tastes rich, but is actually good for you. Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Ingredients 3/4 cup (175 ml) …

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Berry Kombucha “Fauxito” Mocktail

With sweet-tart berries, notes of floral hibiscus and Mojito influences of mint and lime, this bubbly kombucha-based mocktail is a refreshing summer sipper. It uses unrefined Demerara sugar rather than white for its richness and molasses-like finish, sure to quench your thirst as the weather warms up. “If using berries that are more sour than …

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Mango Carrot Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Author: Sharon Palmer A gorgeous Mexican mango was the inspiration for a flavorful, antioxidant-rich smoothie in my kitchen this week. In celebration of that particularly sunny shade of pink-orange-yellow found in mangos, carrots, and citrus fruits, I whipped up a sweet, fruity, plant-based mango, with a bite of spicy ginger. This smoothie is packed with …

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Coffee Recipes By The Cup

One of the many advantages of drinking a beverage both ancient and international is the delightful variety of recipes for enjoying coffee in different ways. Caribbean, Mexican mocha, Cubano, and Grog are only a few out of an endless list of possibilities. Caribbean Coffee The first is one of the more unusual, but be daring. …

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How to Make Thai Iced Tea

If you have ever eaten in a Thai or perhaps a Vietnamese restaurant, then you have probably seen an interesting orange colored beverage in a tall glass go by with a waiter or waitress you’ve often wondered just what kind of drink this might be. You’re pretty sure it’s a Thai drink…. after all, you are in …

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Orange Cream Shake Recipe

by Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Turn to the flavorful combination of oranges, bananas and yogurt to create a far healthier version of an Orange Creamsicle Shake. With just five healthy ingredients, you can create a smooth, rich, fruit-packed smoothie that will be a hit among young and old alike. Citrus fruits are packed with disease-protective antioxidant …

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Coffee Gives a Kick to Spring Party Refreshments

Spring brings with it new reasons to celebrate. Warmer weather and longer days create the perfect atmosphere for a lively afternoon cocktail party or a weekend get-together with friends. Add fresh flavor to your spring menus by incorporating an unusual ingredient like coffee into your snacks and drinks. This added detail will make your party …

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