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Orange Soy Milk Frappes

Light, frothy and filled with natural goodness, this creamy orange smoothie takes just a few ingredients… but makes a wholesome morning eye-opener. – Taste of Home Test Kitchen Makes: 2 servings; Start to finish: 10 minutes 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk 1/2 cup orange juice 5 ice cubes 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Dash of salt In a […]

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Strawberry Mango Smoothies

Sometimes artificial sweeteners make food tastes exactly that, artificial. But that’s not the case with these smoothies. They’re delicious adn creamy with lots of strawberry and mango flavor – Taste of Home Test Kitchen Makes: 4 servings; Prep time: 10 minutes 1 cup fat-free milk 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1-1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped […]

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Frappe Mocha

Coffee ice cubes add punched up flavor and body to this refreshing drink. What a treat on a warm day! – Beverly Coyde, Gasport, NY Makes: 2 servings; Prep time: 5 minutes + Freezing 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 1/4 cup boiling water 1 cup fat-free milk 4-1/2 teaspoons chocolate syrup 1/2 cup crushed ice Whipped topping and additional chocolate […]

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Watermelon Cooler

Cool down on a sweltering day with this special blend that features summer’s favorite fruit. It’s lovely and refreshing. – Taste of Home Test Kitchen Makes: 2 servings; Prep time: 10 minutes 1 cup ginger-ale, chilled 2 fresh mint leaves 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon, frozen In a blender, cover and process ginger-ale and mint for 15 seconds or until […]

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Frozen Banana Strawberry Bowls

This cool and creamy treat soothes as it goes down. Substitute a dollop of whipped cream for the walnuts if experiencing mouth sores. Or add both for a yummy dessert! Leftovers will keep in the freezer for 1 week. Time: 10 minutes Serves 4 4 medium-size bananas, sliced and frozen overnight 2 cups (1 pint) fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Whip

This recipe whips up quickly for an energy-dense treat. Leftovers (in the rare occasion that there are any) can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Scoop it like ice cream! Omit of reduced chopped peanuts and chocolate chips as needed for oral or digestive sensitivity. Time: 10 minutes Serves 4 4 medium-size […]

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Banana Split Smoothie

Kid Approved: Classic banana split flavours blend together to make a smooth and refreshing beverage. 2 cups 1% chocolate milk 2 cups low-fat strawberry flavoured yogurt 1 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries 1 banana In a blender, combine chocolate milk, yogurt, strawberries and banana; puree until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Variation: Use white milk instead of chocolate milk. […]

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Berry Smoothie

Makes 3-1/2 to 4 cups I Serving size: 1 cup 1 banana, broken into chunks 2 cups mixed frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) 1 cup low-fat strawberry flavoured yogurt 1 cup unsweetened orange, strawberry and banana juice In blender, on high speed, blend banana, berries, yogurt and juice for 30 seconds or until smooth. Nutrients per serving: Calories: 153 […]

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Aromatic Indian Tea

In India this tea is called chai, and is part of a daily ritual for most inhabitants. To open the cardamom seeds, simply crush them with the flat side of a large knife. 2 litres I Preparation time: 20 minutes I Difficulty: Easy 1.5 litres (6 cups) water 8 slices fresh ginger 12 whole cloves 1 star anise 1/4 teaspoon […]

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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, […]