Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How to Drink Honey - Smoothies, Slushies, and Shake-Ups

One of the best ways to eat honey is to drink it!

Everyone knows it's great in hot tea, coffee, hot chocolate and hot mulled cider.

But have you tried it cold?

Try this Smoothie:
1 pint vanilla yogurt (you could use yogurt if you want this for breakfast, or frozen yogurt or ice cream if you want a snack or late night treat)
cupful of ice cubes (omit ice cubes if you are using frozen yogurt or ice cream)
2 - 2 1/2 c fruit (your pick: try berries, bananas, peaches, etc.)
1/2 c milk
1/4 c honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
Blend all about 30 seconds until smooth.

1 can frozen cranberry juice
1 can frozen orange juice
1 can frozen lemonade
8 c water
2 c honey
1 bottle clear fizzy soda like Sprite, 7 Up, ginger ale, etc.
Thaw juices and then mix all thoroughly.  If you wish to make ahead of time, mix all except soda, freeze in containers.  Then using ice cream scoop, scoop out spoonfuls into glasses, then pour soda over.

4 large lemons
1/2 c honey
3 - 1/2 c water
1 c berries
Squeeze lemons and strain juice.  Add most of the honey and mix well, then add water and berries. Use the remaining honey to sweeten to taste.  Put into a quart jar, adding lemon wedges and ice. Shake occassionally to squeeze out juices of lemon and berries.

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