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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

7 Jan

As part of my New Year’s resolutions I have to eat more fruits and vegetables…

I wish I had the time to make myself a huge fruit salad every morning, but I don’t.  So my alternative is to make myself a fruit smoothie every morning.  I try to mix up the fruits to use what’s in season, but also to suit my cravings.  I also try to add ingredients that will increase my protein and fiber content in the smoothie, such as soy protein powder or oatmeal.

This is the smoothie I made this morning…  strawberry banana with passion fruit juice.  It’s yummy…

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STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

1 banana
3 medium strawberries
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup fruit juice – orange, passion fruit, pineapple would all work
2 tablespoons of oatmeal
squirt of honey, optional
a few ice cubes
  1. Mix all ingredients well in a blender.
  2. Add a little water if it’s too thick.

Other fruit combinations I like:

papaya and mango

papaya and banana

strawberry and orange juice

strawberry and kiwi fruit

mango with passion fruit juice

mango and orange juice

blueberries and banana

raspberries and pineapple juice

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Sangría

20 Dec

When I host parties, I try to offer a variety of refreshments for people to choose. My Sangría is always the hit of the party… I even stopped buying other stuff because this is what people drink the whole night.

I do not drink alcohol much now that I am vegetarian, so I will give you the basic recipe and you can adapt it to your preference either using real wine or a non-alcoholic wine, such as Welch’s or Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider.

 

 

SANGRIA

1 bottle of red wine or Welch’s Sparkling Grape Juice
1/2 bottle of Lime flavored Perrier
3 cups orange juice, freshly squeezed preferably, but Tropicana works fine
the juice of 3 limes
1 Granny Smith apple – cored and sliced
1 Valencia orange – sliced
1 lime – sliced
ice cubes
  1. In a large pitcher throw in the fruit slices.
  2. Mix in the wine, sparkling water, orange juice and lime juice. Add ice.

Salud!!!

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