Showing posts with label Drinks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drinks. Show all posts

Juicing: Orange, Carrot, Beet and Pineapple Juice

Monday, November 3, 2014

Recently, my husband and I have been kind of on a juicing high. We have been purchasing so many different fruits and veggies to try and juice. It is so easy and fun, and a great way to explore and create your own juices. We purchased a store-brand juicer and it has actually served us quite well and is the most amazing kitchen appliance I have ever bought! Seriously, if you are ready to juice but too afraid of the initial cost, I assure you it is going to blow you away and you won't regret it :)


We have been experimenting with different recipes, juicing only vegetables and taking that to work with us. Today I will share with you one of our top recipes of sweet juices! Make sure that all your veggies and fruits are washed. You do not need to peel the veggies as the juicer will pretty much do it for you. Enjoy!


ORANGE, CARROT, BEET AND PINEAPPLE JUICE RECIPE
Prep time: 5 min        Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients
- 1 large carrot cut in half or 2 small carrots, cut into chunks
- 2 small beets, cut in half
- 2 thick slices pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
- 2 large oranges, peeled and cut in half

Directions
1. Turn on your juicer. Add the ingredients one at a time through your juicer. Enjoy!

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sometimes, it is hard to intake all of the recommended fruits and veggies in a day. Which is why I love to blend them all up and drink it up as a smoothie. Recently, I have been experimenting with smoothies quite a bit. Anything I can think of, I tend to throw into my smoothie. This type of smoothie is what I like to call a tropical green smoothie. All you need is some chopped up pineapple, mango and pear for the "tropical" part, and some spinach for the "green" part. As a base and to thicken it up, I used vanilla Greek yogurt. But you can use milk (almond, soy, rice, cow, goat) or juice (any fruit juice of your choosing).


Add it to your blender and blend it all up!

And enjoy!

Tropical Green Smoothie
Prep time: 5 min        Total Time: 5 min           Yield: 1-2 serving

Ingredients
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 pear, diced
- 1/2 mango, diced
- 1/4 pineapple, diced
- 1 handful baby spinach, rinsed

Directions
1. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into cups and enjoy.

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Homemade Lemonade

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I bought some fresh lemons his weekend for some homemade lemonade. I absolutely l.o.v.e. lemonade during the summer months. There is nothing better that satisfies the summer thirst than a fresh cold glass of lemonade! I don't add too much sugar, so I like mine a bit sour. But you can add as much sugar as you like. Enjoy!


Homemade Lemonade
Prep time: 10 min        Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients
- 12 lemons
- 4 cups water
- 1 cup sugar

Directions
1. In a saucepan, heat sugar and 1 cup water. Stir until sugar is dissolve. Set aside
2. Squeeze juice from lemons. Strain juice through a strainer, if you don't like the pulp.
3. In a large jug, add lemon juice, sugar-water syrup and remainder of water. Stir. Add ice or chill until ready to serve. Add more water or sugar if needed.

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Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow Hearts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

During the Christmas season I came across this post for homemade marshmallows that were cut into snowflakes using a cookie cutter. So I decided to do the same thing but make some marshmallow hearts that are perfect for Valentine's Day! A perfect hot drink to warm up the heart! :)

Needed: some marshmallows, a heart cookie cutter, a knife and some vegetable oil.

Grease both the knife and cookie cutter. Cut each marshmallow in half horizontally.

Press the cookie cutter into the centre of each marshmallow half.

If your marshmallows get super sticky and gooey, rub them in some powdered sugar.

Add them to your fave hot chocolate mix and serve it to your loved one! Enjoy!

Creamy Hot Chocolate
Prep time: 5 min        Cook Time: 5 min           Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp sugar

Directions
1. In a saucepan, add all ingredients and whisk until well combined. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until chocolate has melted. Pour into mugs. Add heart-shaped marshmallows. Serve.

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