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

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

Directions:
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

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I know this is the third ‘drink’ post I’ve made in a row, but tonight I had four bananas that were brown and looking like they wouldn’t last through the night — so I decided to blend them up into a smoothie.   The result was a shake-like banana-peanut butter frozen dessert.  Mmm!  This filled my blender to the top of the glass jar.

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

Directions:

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

Photo/recipe credit: Higherperspective.com

Photo/recipe credit: Higherperspective.com

Here is a simple recipe for delicious tomato juice.  Yes, I am enjoying my new juicer.  I found this recipe at http://higherperspective.com/2014/10/stress-tomato-juice.html.

Ingredients:

  • 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

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions:

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

Recipe and photo credit: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/luscious-slush-punch/

“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

Ingredients:

  •  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

Directions:

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.

Fruit Slush

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“The greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul.”–David O. McKay

  • 46 oz. can pineapple juice
  • 46 oz. can apricot juice
  • 12 oz. can frozen lemonade, thawed
  • 16 oz. can frozen orange juice, thawed
  • 2 quarts lemon-lime beverage OR Ginger Ale

In 5 quart non-metal container combine all ingredients, except lemon-lime beverage (or Ginger Ale if you are using that instead).  Freeze for several hours.  Remove from freezer 30-60 minutes before serving.  Fill glass with 1/2 of the mixture and 1/2 beverage.

Serves 28.

Summer Limeade

 

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“To you who are parents, I say, show love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Call upon our Heavenly Father for help as you care for their needs each day and as you deal with the challenges which inevitably come with parenthood. You need more than your own wisdom in rearing them.” –Thomas S. Monson

 

In a blender place: 1 can frozen limeade, 1/2 can sprite, 2 cups frozen strawberries, and the pulp of two limes.  Blend it up and drink it down.