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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…



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



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.




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.


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