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Frosted Blueberry Banana Soup

I have never been a fan of cold summer soups until I moved to hot, humid Toronto. Now I totally get why you’d want to eat one. This fruity soup is like a smoothie in a bowl. Cold, refreshing, and mildly sweet, It’s become a part of my summer dinner repertoire. Makes about 4 cups (1 L) I One serving […]

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Banana Sorbet

Ice cream and store-bought sorbets can be packed with sugar and impossible to pronounce ingredients. This recipe calls for only 4 ingredients, and makes for a sweet treat your kids will ask for time and time again. Serves: 4 4 large frozen bananas (peeled and bagged before prior to freezing) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon […]

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Fruit Pops

Made with love and natural ingredients, these pops are healthier and more nutritious than commercially prepared popsicles, and you’re able to control the ingredients and amounts to tailor them specifically to your likes and dislikes. Serves 6 1 large banana 1 cup hulled strawberries 1-1/2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients. Pour fruit mixture […]

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Old-Fashioned Hot Cocoa

One of my pet peeves is how the terms “cocoa” and “hot chocolate” get bandied around as if they are one and the same thing. No, no, no, no, no! Hot chocolate is made from melted chocolate, and cocoa is made from – wait for it! – cocoa powder. Natural cocoa powder is higher in flavanols (those powerful antioxidants that […]

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Mexican Mocha Caliente

The Aztec people, native to central Mexico in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, were the first to serve chocolate as a drink. They mixed it with hot chilli pepper to give it a kick. This version contains cayenne pepper, known to stimulate your metabolism and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. See, chocolate can be good for you! Serves 2 x […]

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Homemade Ginger Ale

Food writer: Tera Cashen, my daughter 1 piece of fresh ginger, about 3 inches in length 2 cups water The zest of 1/2 lemon, and the juice 1/3 cup honey Sparkling carbonated water or club soda Grate ginger and lemon. Add to saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat […]

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Mango Smoothie

Makes 1 serving 1 cup 2% plain yogurt (regular or Greek) 1/2 cup chopped mango 1 teaspoon ground psyllium husk 1 packet artificial sweetener (optional) 1/2 cup ice In a blender, combine the yogurt, mango, psyllium, sweetener and ice. Blend on high for 1 minute or until the desired consistency is reached. Nutrition info: 202 calories, 13 g protein, 31 […]

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Hot Chocolate

Makes 1 cup 1 cup skim milk 1 teaspoon cocoa 1/4 teaspoon instant decaffeinated coffee (optional) 1 teaspoon sugar or low-calorie sweetener of your choice Cinnamon stick or a pinch of ground cinnamon Whisk ingredients in a microwavable jar or glass measuring cup. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking at least once, until boiling. Per serving: Calories 106 Carbohydrate […]

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Mocha Latte

Here’s an easy inexpensive way to make a superb specialty coffee blended with cocoa without leaving home. Blender Two 12-oz. (375 ml) mugs, warmed Makes 2 servings 1-1/2 cups low-fat milk or plain soy milk 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons granulated sugar (optional) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup hot freshly brewed strong coffee (regular or decaf) Stevia […]

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Indian Mango Lassi

In India, variations on this yogurt drink are popular for any time of the day. This version should be a regular on your breakfast menu. Serves 4 2-1/2 cups non-fat natural yogurt 2 mangoes, coarsely diced 2 tablespoons bran 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds 1 tablespoon honey 12 ice cubes In smoothie machine or food processor, process all the ingredients (except […]

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Purple Slurp and Creamy Slurp

Feel like a child again with every “slurp” you take of this fun and fruity concoction. Serves 4; 1 cup per serving II Preparation time: 5 minutes 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened mixed berries or whole hulled strawberries 1 cup pomegranate juice (blueberry-pomegranate preferred) 1 cup ice cubes 1-1/2 cups diet ginger ale In a blender, process the berries, […]

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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

My taste-testers loved this delicious vitamin C-rich smoothie. You can’t go wrong with this combination of strawberries, kiwifruit and mango juice. One serving of this smoothie contains more then twice the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup 100% pure mango juice 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt or soy yogurt 2 kiwifruit, peeled 4 ice […]

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Creamy Strawberry Smoothie

If you prefer your smoothies on the thicker side, add a few more strawberries or increase the proportion of yogurt to milk. 1 cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen 1 cup low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt 2 cups low-fat milk or soy milk In a blender, combine strawberries, yogurt and milk. Puree until smooth. Serve cold. Nutrition Per 1-1/2 cup […]

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Nothing says summer like a basketful of fresh, locally grown blueberries. If you don’t have fresh blueberries on hand, frozen berries work just as well. 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen 2 small bananas 2 cups (500 ml) low-fat milk or soy milk In a blender, combine blueberries, bananas and mil. Puree until smooth. Serve cold. Nutrition Per 1-1/2 cups (375 […]

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Banana Flax Smoothie

Ground flaxseeds give this smoothie a slightly nutty flavour and a bost of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Serves 2 2 cups (500 ml) low-fat milk or soy milk 1 cup (250 ml) mixed berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, fresh or frozen 1 medium banana 2 tbsp ground flaxseed In a blender, combine milk, berries, banana and flaxseed; […]

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Lemon Iced Tea

  ‘Iced tea’ is called ‘sweet tea’ in a lot of the U.S., particularly in the south. I drink this almost every day. In Canada it is called iced tea. I prefer iced tea to coffee. Yields: 6 tall glasses, or 8 cups Costs: Approximately $0.35 per serving 1 cup hot water from the kettle 3 decaf orange pekoe tea bags 7 cups […]