Drink Recipes

There are so many good drink recipes out there. If you are looking to make a drink for yourself to enjoy this is the recipe section you need.

My Free Deal’s Green Smoothie

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These days, people are trying to eat healthy. However, eating healthy doesn’t always have to mean spending a lot of money. Eating well and saving money can go hand and hand. That’s why I decided to run this article. This smoothie is a personal concoction of mine that I absolutely love. It’s chock full of vitamins but very light on wallet. I imagine that this smoothie is my own personal tropical vacation in a cup! I find that it’s the perfect way for me to start my day off right, and I hope you guys will love it as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple – I personally like to cut the pineapple into small cubes. Make sure you don’t keep the core.
  • 1 fresh banana – If you want frozen banana chunks, just toss the whole thing in the freezer intact. After freezing, peel away the black skin and you’ll have a perfectly frozen banana inside.
  • 1 fresh orange
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach. – I like to use Organic Girl Spinach, but any kind will do.
  • Water
Green Smoothie

Green-Smoothie by Joanna Slodownik

Place the pineapple, banana, and spinach in your food processor or blender. Squeeze out the juice from the orange. Start with 1 cup cold Water. Puree the mix until it makes a smooth liquid. Adjust the texture of the mix to your personal taste by adding more water or some ice cubes.

Viola! You have the perfect refreshing drink to start your morning. Or, perhaps you can nutrients to jump start your afternoon around the lull.

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Jell-O Lime Margarita Smoothie

1/2 cup boiling water
1 package lime Jell-O gelatin
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pineapple tidbits, drained
(fresh can be substituted)

In a blender, pour in boiling water then gelatin powder. Cover and blend for a couple of seconds; scrape sides of container.

To blender, add the ice cream, milk, and pineapple; also add a few handfuls of crushed ice. Replace cover and blend until smooth; serve immediately.

Pineapple-Banana Slush

Pineapple-Banana Slush

Pineapple-Banana Slush

1 medium-size ripe banana
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
2 tablespoons honey
Ice cubes

Combine first 3 ingredients in container of an electric blender. Add enough ice cubes to measure 3 cups. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Strawberry Watermelon Slushies

Strawberry Watermelon Slushies

Strawberry Watermelon Slushies

2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 cups ice cubes

Combine the first four ingredients in a blender; process until smooth. Gradually add ice, blending until slushy. Serve immediately.

Yield: 5 cups

BARNES FAMILY TEA

Family Tea10 oz. English breakfast tea                   2 oz. gunpowder tea
4 oz. young hyson tea
Mix teas together and store in an airtight container. For individual cup, or pot of tea
steep in boiling hot water until strong enough,

Raspberry Slush

Raspberry Slush

Raspberry Slush

2 small boxes raspberry gelatin
1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade
1 (12 ounce) can orange juice
2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
2 cups vodka

Make gelatin according to package directions. Add frozen juices and cranberry-raspberry juice. Stir well. Add vodka. Freeze in covered container, stirring every 1 or 2 hours initially to keep mixed and allow to slush.

Tomato Slush

Tomato Slush

Tomato Slush

3 cups tomato juice
4 whole cloves
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon juice

In a saucepan, combine tomato juice, cloves, onion, bay leaves and salt. Simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and cool.

Stir in the lemon juice. Pour into a shallow pan and freeze until ice crystals form and it is a thick slush. Remove from the freezer and beat with a fork until fluffy.

 

Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie

 

Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie

Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie

Filling
1 (16 ounce) can pie cherries
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca

Topping
1 cup coconut
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon margarine
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 9-inch pie pan with crust.

Combine filling ingredients and spoon into lined pie pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients and spread evenly over partially-baked pie. Bake for an additional 15 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cover edges with foil during last 5 to 10 minutes of baking if necessary to prevent overbrowning of crust.

Kool-Aid Slushy

Kool-Aid Slushy

Kool-Aid Slushy

1 envelope unsweetened Kool-Aid
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
7 cups milk

Dissolve soft drink mix and sugar completely in water. Stir into milk in nonmetal pitcher. Serve at once or chill and stir before serving (or beat with rotary beater until blended and foamy, about 1 minute and serve at once). Top with scoops of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Makes about 2 quarts or 8 servings.

Pink Ribbon Smoothies

1 cup red grapes (which are sweet and a bit spicy) or 1 cup seedless black grapes (which are sweet and a bit spicy)
1 cup strawberry, fresh or frozen
1 slice fresh ginger, peeled
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt or 1/2 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt
1 cup ice cube
1 teaspoon bee pollen (my own addition, with thanks to Rita L for getting me back into the habit! I use CC Pollen) (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Directions:

1
Wash fresh fruit and place all ingredients in the Vita-Mix container (or blender) in the order listed.
2
Secure 2-part lid.
3
Select VARIABLE, speed #1.
4
Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH.
5
Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth

Create Pink Ribbon with pink crystal sugar. The froth will hold it in place.

Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

1 container Chobani Strawberry Banana yogurt
1 medium banana
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
1 tablespoon golden flax seed meal
4-5 ice cubes

Instructions

Add all ingredients to blender.
Pulse until fully smooth.

Notes

Nutrition Analysis Per Serving

197 calories
32 grams carbohydrate
11 grams protein
3.5 grams fatStrawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Fruit Slush Mix

Fruit Slush Mix
Fruit Slush Mix

4 cups granulated sugar
1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (46 ounce) can pineapple juice
4 cups water
1/2 cup lemon juice

Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Heat until sugar is dissolved.Add orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, and pineapple juice. Fill 6 or 7 ice cube trays with mixture. Freeze until firm. Remove cubes from freezer trays and store in plastic bags. Use within 6 months. Makes about 100 small cubes.

Variation: Add 5 to 6 mashed bananas to mixture before freezing.

Fruit Slush: Fill a glass with Fruit Slush Mix cubes. Add ginger ale to cover. Let stand 15 minutes and stir and serve.

Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush

Strawberry Slush

Perfect for summer!

Mix and set aside:

4 1/2 cups boiling water
2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry Jell-O

Boil together:

1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups water

Add:
3 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries
1 (46 ounce) can unsweetened pineapple juice
1 (16 ounce) can frozen lemonade

Add 3 cups vodka or to taste. Freeze. Makes a little over an ice cream pail.

To serve, scoop into glass and add 7-Up.

Mango Raspberry Smoothies

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cubed
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup raspberry frozen yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup fruit juice (cranberry, orange or any juice blend)

Combine all ingredients in a blender container and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 221 calories, 5.3 g protein, 53 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, .68 mg cholesterol, 72 mg sodium

Fruit Salad Smoothie

Fruit Salad Smoothie

1 cup Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
1 cup plain or vanilla nonfat yogurt, soy milk or tofu
2 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 large banana, cut into chunks
1 cup strawberries, halved
1 tablespoon honey

In blender container, place all ingredients; puree until smooth and creamy. Pour into four glasses and serve garnished with additional whole fruit.

Makes 4 servings.

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Source: National Watermelon Promotion Board

Makes 2 servings.

2 cups seeded watermelon chunks
1 cup cracked ice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all ingredients in blender container, blend until smooth.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories, 115; Fat, 2g; Fiber, 1 g; Cholesterol, 4mg; Sodium, 46mg; percent calories from fat, 13%