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A Different Kind of Smoothie. I sat down with a precious girlfriend for lunch at Fiddlecakes the other day and she told me about green smoothies.

A Different Kind of Smoothie

Huh? It was a smoothie, but was packed with greens such as spinach and kale, fruit, and sometimes even protein powder. Munching on my gluten free brownie, I listened as she told me about how much energy she and her husband have had since they’ve started drinking them. Well, since trying one (which I was a bit nervous about, I’ll admit) I’ve been hooked and have really noticed a difference in my energy. Plus I’m getting nutrients in my system that I’d never get normally because I’d frankly never eat this many greens on my own. There are a TON of variations for these things, but here is what I’ve been drinking for the last week. 1.) 2.) 3.) “Holiday Punch” — The Official Site of Chef Georgia Pellegrini.

Hudson Valley, New York.

“Holiday Punch” — The Official Site of Chef Georgia Pellegrini

December 23, 2009 But do you really need a holiday as an excuse to make a good punch? My brother has been making this for years. It’s quite good. He makes it strong but you can make a mild version. In addition to white wine and rum (not the expensive kind), you’ll need citrus. Which you let macerate in the rum and wine.

Now frozen lemonade. And frozen limeade. A little ginger ale… A little club soda. He measured his out because he’s a very precise kind of guy. And then frozen strawberries which get soft and float along with the citrus. And then of course a little taste test is in order. Holiday punch…or Tuesday punch, whenever you’re in the mood. Ingredients. 1898646_460s.jpg (JPEG Image, 460 × 9230 pixels) Alcohol. Spice "Cake Batter" Shots Recipe.

50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012. Happy New Year!

50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012

Many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating is often at the top of the list. If you are setting a goal to eat healthy in 2012, here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get started. Beverages Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Berry Banana Smoothie Blueberry Mango Smoothie Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce Pumpkin Granola Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds Broiled Grapefruit Steel Cut Oats Maple Almond Granola Roasted Strawberries with Greek Yogurt Honey Yogurt Waffles Appetizers/Snacks Peanut Butter Granola Balls Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas Rosemary Roasted Almonds Tzatziki Sauce Cilantro Lime Hummus Strawberry Mango Salsa.

Nicki Minaj. Preserving Fruit Flavors in Alcohol: Homemade Liqueurs. When we discuss food preservation, we are usually talking about canning, dehydrating, freezing or fermenting.

Preserving Fruit Flavors in Alcohol: Homemade Liqueurs

But did you know that you can also preserve fruit in alcohol, such as brandy or vodka? It is a way of preserving the flavor or essence of the fruit for later use. This method consists of steeping fresh or frozen fruit in alcohol for several weeks. In the end, you end up with some “drunken fruit” (good as a dessert topping) and a flavorful alcohol that can be used to make dazzling cocktails, punch, deserts or sauces. But if you take it a step further and add a little sugar syrup to the mix , you now have delicious homemade liqueur! Homemade Raspberry Liqueur: This little gem is versatile in the kitchen and so easy to make. Better than store bought and packed with flavor, these little liqueur gems are versatile in the kitchen and very easy to make. Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise (Pokemon Shot and... The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade.

One of the first times I ever realized that – HEY!

The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade

I can cook for myself! – was when I first learned to make lemonade. I magically found the refrigerated lemon juice at our house and followed the directions to make my own lemonade. I stirred and stirred and stirred again until that sugar was finally dissolved. Speaking of which, what gives sugar?! Sorry for the detour. Anyway, there was a summer there where I made my own lemonade every single day, making sure to rub it in my sister’s face that I knew how to and she didn’t. The key to this being the ultimate lemonade is that you blend it up with the lemon rind in there.

And any time of day for that matter. (makes 2 pint-glass servings with ice) 3/4 cup sugar2 large lemons, microwaved for 30 seconds2 cups water1 cup of frozen strawberries, microwaved for 1 minute (you could use fresh, but I think the frozen works better here) In a blender squeeze the lemons and add the rest of the lemon, rind and all. Watermelonade Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Roland Bello yield Makes 1 gallon (serves 16) active time 30 min total time 30 min You would be hard-pressed to find something more refreshing than watermelon.

Watermelonade Recipe at Epicurious

This cooler is easy to make, beautiful to behold, and not too sweet. Garnish: lemon slices; mint sprigs Preparation Cut watermelon flesh into 2-inch chunks and discard rind. Cooks' note: Watermelonade can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.