This recipe uses frozen strawberries, makes this a very easy breakfast, which can be enjoyed year-round. Especially during the hot days of summer and early fall when you may not want to start your day by eating something hot
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
1 teaspoon of sugar or sweetener equivalent (optional)
1 banana, cut into chunks
1 cup of whole milk or plain unsweetened yogurt
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries
Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Directions
and slice a fresh banana
all ingredients to blender and lock lid
blend until well mixed and smooth
into two chilled glasses, garnish (if desired) and serve.
The screwdriver is a nice cool drink for a hot, lazy summer afternoon, which has been around since at least the 1940s. So, not only can you have a nice relaxing drink, but you will be drinking a classic.
Makes 2 servings
2 chilled cocktail glasses
1 cup cracked or crushed ice
4 ounces of orange juice
4 ounces of vodka
Pour all ingredients into the blender and cover
Short pulse blender two or three times to combine and chill drink
Strain into cocktail glasses to remove ice
Fresh orange generally is preferred, but a high-quality
commercial orange juice will do just fine
Cracked ice generally works best and makes the straining
Keep your blender pulses very short; you are
mixing and chilling the drink, not making a smoothie
I know this tea from the Mexican with cooking tradition and it is a favorite summertime drink around our home. The flowers used for Hibiscus tea are easily obtained online or in your local grocery, at least in the Southwest. In the Mexican tradition, it is known as Agua or Water, but it is actually a tea made from the flowers of the Hibiscus plant. While usually drank chilled and/or on ice, it makes a perfectly fine hot beverage, as well.
Hibiscus scarlet colored tea is a flavorful and versatile drink, which can be used in a multitude of ways, including:
To add flavor and color to a berry or fruit smoothie, or simply, to thin a smoothie a bit.
Frozen to make Popsicles
To make colorful ice cubes for your summertime drinks
Added to Jell-O for more depth of flavor and or color
Added to beery jellies, jams, and other recipes to more depth of flavor and or color. This is especially true of strawberry recipes.
Also Known as:
Agua De Jamaica
Hibiscus tea is very simple, though many recipes make it more complicated than it needs to be. Basically, you need the hibiscus flower and water. A sweeter is strictly optional. Actually, to provide maximum flexibility, I recommend you don’t sweeten the tea until the time of consumption. This allows each individual to sweeten the tea according to their personal tastes and/or needs. Also, It makes a perfectly fine unsweetened drink, which is my favorite way to drink Hibiscus ice tea. Also, if you skip the sweeter, it not only keeps it very low calorie, but it is the most flexible way to allow you in incorporate the tea into other recipes, which may have already been sweetened and/ or don’t need the additional sweeten.
1 Quart Measure
12 Quart Measure
I use 2 cups for boiling and the remainder cold
Rinse the flowers quickly to remove dust and debris
place flowers in saucepan with 2 cups of water and
Bring water with flowers to a boil.
Reduce to a slow simmer for ten minutes
Permit to cool
Strain through a fine wire strainer to remove flowers into a pitcher
Add cool water and/or ice according to pitcher size