Drinks & Beverages

How do blended foods fit into a healthy lifestyle?
     Blended foods are one of the easiest ways to pack a lot of nutrition into a small serving size. You can get several servings of fruits and/or vegetables, a good source of fiber, protein and even some grains, all in a 16-ounce (500 mL) cup! You can boost the nutrients even... More »
7 Tips for Making Smoothies Part of Your Daily Routine
According to Pat Crocker, author of The Smoothies Bible, 2nd Ed., a nutritious diet includes protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals, fiber and water in proportions that promote growth and maintain healthy cells. It also includes ample quantities of vegetables and... More »
Blueberry Orange Smoothie Kits
"Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m not a morning person. I may have to rise but I don’t exactly shine. However, there is one morning item that provides me some bliss: this smoothie! It seriously tastes like an orange Creamsicle kissed with a touch of fresh blueberries. It's perfect for busy... More »
Microwave Mug Recipes
Microwave mug recipes first made their appearance a few years ago in a handful of small cookbooks and gift books marketed as fun novelties. The intended audience was home cooks who used their microwave ovens to cook (as opposed to mere heating and reheating), as well as individuals interested in... More »
Sour Cherry Lemonade Concentrate
This syrup is a boon to have on hand in the pantry on a hot summer’s day. If you’re on your own, add a few tablespoons to a glass of ice water, then refrigerate the rest for the next time you get thirsty. If you’re serving a crowd, pour the whole jar into a big pitcher and dilute to taste. For a... More »
Thai Iced Tea
There is nothing in the world quite like Thai iced tea. While it is traditionally sweetened in advance with sugar and served with a dollop of evaporated milk, you can enjoy it hot or iced with honey and lemon. What a fabulous long weekend treat! More »
Iced Mocha Syllabub
For coffee lovers, this is the ultimate treat with a punch. Perfect for chilling down on a hot summer day! More »
Lemon Thyme Vodka Slushy
If you like lemonade, you will love this cooling, zesty slush. You’ll need to start a day or two before you want to drink it. Once you have the lemony syrup cubes in the freezer, you have delicious drinks in the bank to dole out this long weekend. More »
Blood Orange Slushy
The authors of 400 Blender Cocktails, Andrew Chase, Alison Kent and Nicole Young, say blending cocktails isn’t a science and shouldn’t be made into an art ~ it’s just plain fun! This one is perfect for summer - garnish with fresh fruit!1/2 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice 125 mL2 oz... More »
Frozen Berry Daiquiri
Blenders are an indispensable and extremely convenient kitchen tool, say authors of The Blender Bible, Andrew Chase and Nicole Young. This Frozen Berry Daiquiri is perfect for summer parties, the long weekend or a little treat after a long day...1 ice cube6 frozen strawberries (or 8 fresh)2 tbsp... More »
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