Sparkling Celebration Punch

Sparkling Celebration Punch

This recipe comes from
Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites
Makes 16 (1-cup) servings

4 cups chilled cranberry juice
4 cups chilled, fresh, homemade lemonade or high-quality, store-bought lemonade
1 (2-liter) bottle chilled ginger ale
1–2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
2 lemons, sliced

Combine cranberry juice and lemonade in a punch bowl or large pitcher. Immediately before serving, pour the ginger ale over the lemonade mixture. Add raspberries and lemon slices and serve.

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sparkling Celebration Punch


Anti-Inflammatory Juice

Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe

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Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2


  • 4 Celery Stalks
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 1/2 Green Apple
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 knob Ginger


  1. Add all ingredients to vegetable juicer. Gently stir juice and consume immediately.

Seven-Up Red Satin Punch

Vintage punch recipe

  • 2 pints cranberry juice
  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 10- 7-ounce bottles 7-Up
  • 2 trays of 7-Up “ice” cubes 
Chill fruit juices and 7-Up. Prepare 7-Up “ice” cubes by pouring additional 7-Up into 2 ice cube trays. Freeze. At serving time, combine cranberry juice and apple juice in a punch bowl. Slowly pour in 7-Up. Add “ice” cubes.  Makes about 35 punch cup servings.

Zucchini pear green juice with cilantro

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Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that ll men are created equal. — Abraham Lincoln

Zucchini pear green juice with cilantro

1 pear
1 zucchini
Big handful of spinach (2/3 bunch)
Handful of cilantro (coriander) leaves (from 3-4 stems)

Wash all ingredients well.
Cut and core the pear. Cut into pieces that will fit through your juicer.
Chop the zucchini into pieces that will fit through your juicer.
Run all ingredients through your juicer, scrape off foam, and enjoy.

Banana and Peanut Butter Smoothie



Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success. –Louisa May Alcott

This was so good that I felt like I was having dessert.

This is what I used:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 scoop of Pure Protein Powder (I had some in the pantry so I thought I would add it)
  • About a 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Dash of 1% milk – about 1/8 cup
  • About 5-6 cups of ice; I just kept adding ice to get a thicker smoothie


I blended it all together and when it was nice and thick, I poured into a glass and ate it with a spoon.  I had some fruit, some protein and it tasted like a delicious ice cream shake!  I poured the leftovers into a freezable container and stuck in the freezer so I could have some for breakfast.

Tomato Juice

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Here is a simple recipe for delicious tomato juice.  Yes, I am enjoying my new juicer.  I found this recipe at


  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 of a cucumber
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
  • 1/2 a medium sweet green pepper
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • Black pepper

Juice all ingredients, stir and enjoy.


Green Vegetable Drink



  • 1 green apple with the seeds removed
  • 2 stalks of celery, washed and leaves removed
  • One half of a large English cucumber (next time I’ll just use a regular cucumber)
  • 3 Kale leaves
  • 1/4 of a lemon, peeled
  • A piece of fresh ginger root, about 1/2 inch in length
  • Directions

    1. Process green apples, celery, cucumber, kale, lemon, and ginger through a juicer.

Dole Whip

Dole Whip

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment.  Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated.  Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.  — Viktor Frankl

This recipe is for the the popular Dole Whip served at Disney-world.

2 cans (20 oz. each) DOLE crushed pineapple
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. lime juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


Drain pineapple: reserve 2 tbsp. juice.
Set aside.
Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender.
Cover and blend until smooth.
Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags.
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 and serve.

Luscious Slush Punch

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“I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other color.”  ― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Original recipe makes 50 4-oz servings


  •  2 1/2 cups sugar (one cup is plenty)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 (3-oz) packages strawberry flavored Jello mix
  • 1 (46-oz) can of pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 quart orange juice
  • 2 (2 liter) bottles lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage


Bring the sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin to a boil in a large saucepan; boil for 3 minutes. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture into 2 separate containers and freeze.  Combine the contents of 1 container with 1 bottle of the lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage in a punch bowl; stir until slushy. Repeat with remaining portions as needed.