If you've read a newspaper or watched the news recently you've probably heard about all the health benefits of drinking Green Tea. It has tons of antioxidents and helps boost metabolism and helps you burn more fat and thus lose more weight. I enjoy drinking green tea and occasionally I enjoy a Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino, or a Jamba Juice Matcha Smoothie Blast. This recipe is one I developed to be able to enjoy these smoothies at home. I think it tastes great and is really good for your health too. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Please note that this recipe does require premium matcha green tea powder. This is not just regular green tea leaves pulverized. This premium powder can be purchased at Japanese grocers, or online. I happen to purchase mine on that popular online auction site I'm sure you're familiar with. I use the "Usucha" (or thin) matcha green tea powder that comes straight from Kyoto, Japan. Feel free to contact me if you need help finding this tea and I can show you where to purchase it directly. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
I just love mango and this goes together so nicely! You can use fresh or frozen mango and fresh or canned pineapple. Adding a banana is good too and makes it a smoothie! UPDATE: Due to reviews I have changed the ingredient pineapple chunks to crushed pineapple to help eliminate stringiness. :)
My Husband and I had a Piña Colada at the place of its origin in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico - Barrachina Restaurant. This is actually the exact recipe that I got from the restaurant for the original Pina Colada. It is recommended that you use Bacardi rum as it is from Puerto Rico as well (we visited the distilllery that same day). I did not include the freezing time. Enjoy!
All the caffeine of espresso with the flavor of chai :) Use 2 tea bags for an extra strong flavor. I like to top with whipped cream and sprinkled cinnamon or drizzled honey.
Tip: If you don't have an espresso machine and use regular strength coffee, you can vary the recipe as follows: 1) brew coffee; 2) place tea bags & sugar in hot coffee to soak and place in the refrigerator to chill; 3) mix with half n half.
Garam masala is the combination of Indian spices that is so popular in regional cuisines of India and in its famous chai tea. However, we've discovered it's even more delicious in coffee. If your coffee vendor carries Mysore, India's most famous bean, sample it with this wonderful recipe. The 2 hrs cook time is chill time.
Next summer when the weather gets too hot, I'm going to cool down with this! In the meantime I'm posting it here for safekeeping...I found it in the April May 2007 issue of Taste of Home magazine...UPDATE: I've since opted for a healthier approach to this recipe which includes the use of fat-free yogurt, 1% milk and removing the sugar entirely.
My mom always keeps a pitcher of this in her fridge. Every time I visit her, I have some of this and quickly became addicted! I finally got the recipe from her so I can always have a pitcher in my house. :)
This is a simple iced latte recipe made from coffee with no sweeteners. PLEASE use a good quality coffee; I use Starbucks Sumatra. My husband likes to add a bit of flavored coffee syrup to his, but I like mine unsweetened. My hubby was surprised at how good it was unsweetened. He thought it had a sweetener in it. He thinks that as is it tastes just like a Starkbucks Frappuccino. I'm not sure I remember exactly how theirs tastes- but it can't be much better than this. This recipe makes 2 quarts. It never lasts more than a day or two here. We love this drink.
I've been trying to get myself off coffee and fizzy drinks, and this seems to be the perfect solution for me. I'm posting the recipe as sugar-free, because that's how I like it (and this is MY recipe, after all), but feel free to mess it up as much as you like.
I drink this all the time whenever I don't make a pitcherful. Sometimes it's only me drinking tea and I don't need a lot, so this is fast and perfect. You can sweeten yours however you like- I don't. I also like this much lemon, but you can use a little less if you like a milder lemon taste. I use Luzianne (black) tea, but sometimes I mix one of the tea bags up with an herbal, flavored tea, like blackberry.
Based on a recipe in Jennifer Cornbleet's book, Raw Food Made Easy. She says, "Homemade almond milk is more nutritious than boxed nondairy milks." I pour it over my breakfast granola. Prep and cook times include the 8 to 12 hours required to pre-soak the almonds; afterward, this goes together in minutes.