August 24, 2014

Juice blender bender
Good news: You don’t need a juicer to whip up refreshing and super healthy drinks. All our recipes can be made in your blender—so no specialty equipment is needed. Because of the fiber in fresh fruit and vegetable purées, these concoctions vary in thickness: You can adjust to your taste preference simply by adding a little water. And no matter which juice you choose, you’ll get good-for-you benefits in every sip.

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August 24, 2014

Fruit isn't the only useful product of a tree!  Leaves can be used in a variety of ways including homemade tea!  Throw these ingredients in a pot and enjoy your one-of-a-kind tea in minutes!

My Herbal Tea

Ingredients

10 small red currant leaves

5 small blackberry leaves

2 sprigs mint

3 sprigs melissa

3 springs wild thyme

1 small apple

1 small pear

3-4 tbsp dry nettle / green tea / black tea

8 cups boiling water

honey for serving

Directions

Wash all the herbs and leaves thoroughly. Thinly slice the apple and pear. Rinse a porcelain pot with boiling water. Place all the ingredients into the warmed up porcelain pot and pour boiling water over in. Cover with a lead and wrap in a clean kitchen towel and let brew for 10 minutes. Serve right away with honey. If you don’t drink all the tea at once it’s better to pour the remaining tea through the strainer and discard the leaves (chill the tea, if you like) – there is nothing worse than the tea that has been brewed way too long (over 1 hour).

Note: the flavor of the tea may appear subtle to you if you have not had tea of fresh leaves, herbs and leaves before. To give it stronger flavor you can replace dry nettle with regular green or black tea.

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Idea from: Delicious Istanbul

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August 24, 2014

Total Health Booster

A swig of this vitamin-packed (A, B, C, E) beverage fuels your whole body. It even fights aging: Lutein plus vitamins A and C up collagen production (for strong bones and younger-looking skin).

Ingredients: Apple, pears, cherries

Calories: 192

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August 24, 2014

Happy Sunday Everyone! Stay Hydrated! http://ow.ly/i/6EELG

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August 24, 2014

Soursop Fruit come check it out
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August 24, 2014

If you've ever been to a Disney Park and tried a world famous Dole Whip, you know how delicious the frozen pineapple dessert is.  Unfortunately, most of us don't have the luxury of enjoying a Dole Whip whenever we please until now.  This recipe is a healthier version that doesn't taste exactly the same; however, it's a close second!

Dole Whip

Ingredients

4 cups of crushed pineapple

1 cup of pineapple juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/3 cup sugar

1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons juice. Set aside.

Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender or food processor container; cover and blend until smooth.

Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags and store bags flat in freezer.

Freeze 1-1/2 hours or until slushy.

Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended, in large bowl.

Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour.

Makes 2 quarts

Total time: Two and a half to 3 hours

Idea from: Magical Recipes

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August 24, 2014

This simple recipe for Blackberry Cobbler is to die for!

Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

6 cups fresh blackberries

1/4 cup melted butter

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x13-inch baking dish. Whisk 1/2 cup sugar with the cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.

Place the blackberries into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with 1/4 cup of melted butter. Sprinkle with the cornstarch mixture, and toss to evenly coat. Spread the berries into the prepared baking dish. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt until evenly blended. Stir in the milk, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup melted butter until combined but still slightly lumpy. Pour the batter over the berries.

Bake in the preheated oven until the berries are tender and the crust is golden brown, 55 minutes to an hour.

Serves 10

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: One hour and 10 minutes

Idea from: AllRecipes

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August 23, 2014

A well-known fruit throughout much of the world, the soursop's delicious white pulp, with tones of fruit candy and smooth cream is commonplace in tropical markets, but is rarely found fresh anywhere else.

Inside its thin, leathery, green flesh is a large mass of creamy pulp, usually intermixed with 50-100 black seeds.
Health Benefits of Soursop
- The seeds, which have emetic properties, can be used in the treatment of vomiting.

- The leaf decoction is effective for head lice and bedbugs.

- The crushed fresh leaves can be applied on skin eruptions to promote healing.

- The juice of the fruit can be taken orally as a remedy for urethritis, haematuria and liver ailments.

- The juice when taken when fasting, it is believed to relieve liver ailments and leprosy.

- To speed the healing of wounds, the flesh of the soursop is applied as a poultice unchanged for 3 days.

- A decoction of the young shoots or leaves is regarded as a remedy for gall bladder trouble, as well as coughs, catarrh, diarrhea, dysentery, fever and indigestion.

- Mashed leaves are used as a poultice to alleviate eczema and other skin problems and rheumatism.

- The root bark is use as an antidote for poisoning.

- Soursop flowers are believed to alleviate catarrh.

- Decoction of leaves used as compresses for inflammation and swollen feet.
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August 23, 2014

Serve up Passion Fruit Mojitos and impress your guests at your next casual cocktail party.

Ingredients

2 parts Passion Fruit Mojito mix

1 part white rum

Ice

Club soda

Mint sprigs

Lime slices

Directions

Combine in a pitcher 2 parts Passion Fruit Mojito mix, 1 part white rum, and ice. Mix, then pour into ice-filled glasses. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime slice.

Yields 1 pitcher

Total time: Approximately 5 minutes

Idea from: Redbook

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August 23, 2014

Stay cool with an Ice Cream Mango!

Ice Cream is a very popular “condo mango” and makes an excellent container plant. The tree can easily be maintained at a height of just six feet making it ideal for container growing. The fruit flavor is sweet, rich, and reminiscent of mango sorbet and is completely fiber less. In the Dominican Republic the skin of the fruit turns a canary yellow color. This is due to the tropical yet arid conditions of their mango growing regions. The fruit ripens from June to July.

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