Many years ago, when I was a kid in New York, we used to get these at Victor's Cuban restaurant. Years later, Victor's had become an elegant restaurant--no more batidos from the window for kids who arrived on roller skates. Nothing could be simpler or more refreshing on a hot day. All these years later, I still think they're better sucked through a straw. For those watching calories, use skim milk.
This is a refreshing Cuban drink. It's hard to stop drinking these on a hot summers day. I made these for the fourth of July and we went on to 3 yes 3 pitchers! If you don't have a muddle stick try a mortar and pestle or the end of a wooden rolling pin. Please use fresh lime if you cannot go ahead and try the already bottled lime juice but if you do think about that when you rate this recipe! I did both and there's nothing like fresh! Same goes for the fresh mint if you need to you can use frozen but I DON'T recommend extract. And for the sugar real granular is what helps muddles the lime and extract the mint oils from the leaves.
This delicious smoothie is a great way to start your day and is a great breakfast option for people on-the-go. Not only are blueberries healthy and low in calories they are also known for their ability to destroy free radicals. Bananas are loaded with potassium and low in sodium which is great news for the healthy heart-conscious consumer. This excellent potassium-packed breakfast or pre-workout snack is perfect for athletes. Use organic products when possible for the best taste and healthier smoothie. Enjoy!
A Traditional celebration drink in our house, served on Christmas Morning, Birthdays, Anniversaries and almost all other "excuses" for a "knees up"!! We do use Champagne, but if this seems just too sybaritic & over indulgent, you can use any good quality "Fizz". Freshly squeezed orange juice is de rigeur, but again, you can get great "fresh-tasting" orange juices in bottles & cartons too.......but please, NO ice & unsweetened is best!
When I say "cider vinegar" I don't mean the kind you buy in the grocery store, but the kind in the health food store. It is the one with the "mother" in it--I use Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar. The "mother" is the goodness of the apple and you can see it in the bottle--just shake the bottle and it gets all mixed in. Apple Cider Vinegar is wonderful for you. It was used in New England years ago as a cure-all for everything. The Bragg's vinegar can be used as you would use any vinegar, but has a tad less bite than regular kind--it is very good. This tea is refreshing and you will find that you want to have a cup. My mom and I drink this. My mother's aunt drank this every day of her life. Hummmmm.....
Great for breakfasts, chilly nights, "I don't feel so good" days, and just when you want to relax! Sometimes I like to mix this half and half with coffee. Other times I like to let it cool down and pop it in the blender with some ice cream and make a milkshake! Hot chocolate isn't just for snow-days, you know! ;)
My sister received this recipe from a friend, because she was having trouble falling asleep at night. The friend told my sister if she drank this shake before going to bed, it would help her fall asleep. My sister swears by it! I don't have trouble falling asleep, so I can't say if it really works, but it taste great! :)
From Saad Fayed, Turkish coffee is famed for the way it is made. It is prepared in an ibrik, a small coffee pot that is heated. Sugar is added during the brewing process, not after, so the need for a serving spoon is eliminated. Cream or milk is never added to Turkish coffee, and sugar is optional. It is always served in demitasse cups. In some regions, your fortune is told by the placement of the coffee grinds left in the cup!