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Honey Yogurt Milkshakes With Mint

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1-1/2 cup Greek nonfat yogurt
1 cup low-fat or nonfat milk
2 ea oranges, peeled and quartered
3 Tbsp honey, or to taste
3/4 cup crushed ice
1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
4 ea baby mint sprigs, for garnish


In a blender, combine all ingredients until smooth and season to taste with additional honey and/or mint.  Pour into tall glasses, garnish with fresh baby mint sprigs and serve immediately.


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03/05/2012 Posted by | Beverage | Leave a comment

Energy Shake

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1-1/2 cups fresh orange juice
1 ea banana, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup (packed) coarsely chopped kale leaves, center stalk and stem removed
1/2 ea kiwi, peeled
2 ea pitted Medjool dates, coarsely chopped


Combine orange juice, banana, chopped kale, kiwi, and chopped dates in blender.  Puree until smooth, stopping and scraping down sides of blender as needed.  Divide between two 12-ounce glasses and serve.

(2 servings)

NOTE:  Freeze the banana for a colder, thicker beverage.


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06/03/2011 Posted by | Beverage | Leave a comment

Veggie Detox

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2 ea firm Bosc pears, stemmed, cut into wedges
1 ea 3/4-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
5 ea medium carrots, scrubbed (about 1/2 pound), cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces
2 ea celery stalks, trimmed, cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces
1 ea baby beet, trimmed, scrubbed
1/2 cup packed fresh Italian parsley (stems and leaves)
2 tsp fresh lemon juice


Push pears and ginger through juice extractor.  Working in batches, push carrots, celery, beet, and parsley through juice extractor.  Stir in lemon juice.  Divide between two 8-ounce glasses and serve.

(2 servings)


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05/24/2011 Posted by | Beverage | Leave a comment