Green Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes Yield: Makes 2 servings. If you want to add coconut oil, be sure it’s slightly melted when you add it so it emulsifies and blends well into the smoothie. Otherwise, it might be lumpy, especially if you are using frozen pineapple or if you add ice cubes. If you use canned...
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Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca

Prep time: 15 minutes Yield: Makes about 1 quart (not including ice). Ingredients: 1 lb of cucumbers (about 2 good sized cucumbers), ends trimmed, but peel still on, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup lime juice from fresh limes (from about 1 pound of limes, or 5 to 10 limes, depending on how juicy they are) 1...
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Crema di Limoncello

Yield: Makes a little more than 3 quarts. Ingredients: 10 lemons 1 (750-ml) bottle Everclear (a quality vodka will do if you can’t find it) 8 cups (1.9 liters) whole milk 5 cups sugar (1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds) 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds and pod cheesecloth bottles Method: Zest the lemons using a lemon zester...
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Cranberry Limeade

Yield: Makes about one quart. Ingredients: 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4-8 limes, depending on how juicy they are) 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice (if you use sweetened cranberry juice, reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe a little bit) Simple syrup made with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water An additional...
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Chai

Prep time: 30 minutes Yield: Makes one pot of tea. Ingredients: Spice Ingredients for one pot of tea: 1/2 of a star anise star 10-12 whole cloves 6-7 whole allspice 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon bark (or 2 short sticks) 6-7 whole white peppercorns 1 cardamon pod opened to the seeds Other Ingredients: 1 cup...
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Berry Banana Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes Yield: Makes 2 smoothies. Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, cut into pieces 2 cups of berries – blueberries (fresh or frozen), strawberries (quartered), or other berries 1/2 cup crushed ice 2 cups plain yogurt 1/4 cup honey Method: Put all Ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Share on: WhatsApp...
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Apple Pie Smoothie

Prep time: 10 minutes Yield: Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or stewed apples 1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 chopped, pitted dates, soaked in water for 1/2 hour OR 2 Tbsp maple syrup* 1...
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Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: Makes 2 quarts Ingredients: 2 quarts water 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you would like it to be) 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers 1/2 cinnamon stick (optional) A few thin slices ginger (optional) Allspice berries (optional) Lime juice (optional) Orange or lime...
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Sun Tea

Ingredients: 4-6 tea bags Method: Put 4 to 6 tea bags into a clean 2 quart glass container. Fill with water and cap. Place outside where the sunlight can strike the container for about 3 to 5 hours. Move the container if necessary to keep it in the sun. When the tea has reached its...
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