Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Toast - Or Two - to Spring

Drinks are always part of springtime celebrations. Ditch the alcohol for these two Barefoot Contessa drinks that are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They taste so good, you won't be missing alcohol.

Herbal Iced Tea

4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags
4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags
4 cups pure apple juice
4 cups water

1. Bring water to a boil.
2. Steep eight teabags in the boiling water for 10 minutes, longer if you want stronger flavor. Discard teabags.
3. Combine tea with apple juice and refrigerate until chilled.
4. Serve over ice.

Tip: Add crushed mint leaves for flavor and garnish.

Sunrise Smoothie

1 cup chopped ripe strawberries
1 cup chopped seeded watermelon
1 cup chopped fresh peach
1 cup raspberry sorbet
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

1. Combine strawberries, watermelon, sorbet, peach, and orange juice in a blender. Process until smooth.
2. Add more orange juice if you want it less thick.
3. Serve in tall glasses over ice.

Tip: Add low-fat milk or yogurt for additional calcium.

Author: Kristine Gonzaga


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