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16 August 2019

Watermelon Smoothie

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients ( 2 smoothies)

3 cups seedless watermelon, frozen, cut into 1 ½ cm chunks

1 cup milk (or almond milk, soy milk etc)

½  cup vanilla yogurt

3 tbsps maple syrup

 2 sprigs mint, for garnish

2 small wedges of fresh watermelon, for garnish

Method

A week earlier, place the watermelon chunks into a plastic storage bag and freeze until ready to use. Take them out of the freezer and put them in a blender. Top with milk, yogurt, then maple syrup. Blend until smooth.Serve watermelon smoothies immediately, using chilled glasses. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon and fresh mint, if desired.

Oreo Milkshakes

Preparation Time: 10 min

Ingredients (2 milkshakes)

1 pint vanilla ice cream

1 cup milk

10 Oreo cookies (or any chocolate sandwich cookie, 2 are for garnish)

1 tbsp chocolate sauce​​

Method

Place the ice cream, milk, 8 of the Oreo cookies, and the chocolate sauce in a blender, and puree until smooth. Crush the remaining Oreo cookies by placing them in a zipper-sealed plastic bag, and pounding on them a few times with a rolling pin until they crumble. Pour the milkshakes into two glasses, and top each with crushed Oreo cookie crumbs. Serve the shakes immediately, with a straw.

Blueberry Smoothies 

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (2 smoothies)

400g low-fat blueberry yogurt

1 cup ice cubes

½  cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Method

In a blender, add the blueberry yogurt, ice cubes, and blueberries. Blend on high speed until the ice cubes are crushed into small pieces and you have a smooth consistency. Pour and serve. Garnish with a few extra blueberries.

Non- alcoholic sangria

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (8 servings)

1 orange, sliced

1 lemon, sliced

1 lime, sliced

2 ​apples, cored and chopped

3 cups red grape juice

1 cups white grape juice

1 ½  cups orange juice

¼  cup lemon juice

2 tbsps lime juice

1 bottle sparkling apple cider (or plain soda)

Method

Layer half of the orange, lemon, lime slices, and chopped apples in the bottom of a glass pitcher. Repeat with the remaining fruit to create a second layer. Pour in the grape juices, orange, lemon, and lime juices. Use a long spoon to gently stir it until well mixed. Cover with a lid or plastic film, and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight. When ready to serve, add the sparkling cider to the pitcher. Stir gently to mix. Serve over ice.

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