Beverage

Peachy Lemonade

Peachy Lemonade

3 cups cold water 1 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup sugar substitute lemon slices 1 16-oz can of peach slices (juice pack), chilled and undrained Prepare Lemonade as above. Place half of the can of peach slices in a blender with 1 cup of the Lemonade. Cover and blend until smooth and then pour into a large pitcher. Repeat with remaining undrained peaches and 1 cup Lemonade. Stir in remaining Lemonade and serve over ice. If desired, garnish with peach slices. Serves 4. Nutritional Information: 42 calories; (1.1% calories from fat); trace fat; 1g protein; 12g carbohydrate; 1g dietary fiber; 0mg cholesterol; 4mg sodium.

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Triple Berry Freeze

Triple Berry Freeze

Number of Servings 4 Ingredients 2 cups sparkling water 1 cup lemon sorbet 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen blackberries   Instructions Place sparkling water and sorbet in a blender, and process until well blended. Add raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and honey; process until mixture is smooth. Nutrition Information 106 Calories, 27g Carbohydrate, 2.8g Fiber, 4mg Sodium, 27mg Calcium

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Red Holiday Punch

Number of Servings 23 Ingredients     1    6-oz. package sugar-free cherry-flavored Jell-O     2    c. hot water     2    c. cold water     1    12-oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed     1    32-oz. can unsweetened pineapple juice     1    6-oz. can frozen pink sugar-free lemonade concentrate, thawed     1    tsp. vanilla     1    2-liter bottle Diet Sprite, Diet 7-UP or Diet Ginger Ale   Instructions Dissolve Jell-O in 2 cups hot water. Add 2 cups cold water and other ingredients. Chill. When ready to serve, add a 2-liter bottle of Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up or Diet Ginger Ale. Nutrition Information 44 Calories; trace Fat (0.9% calories from fat); trace Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 44mg Sodium.

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Yogurt Smoothie

Number of Servings 1 Ingredients 1 1/2 c. artificially sweetened vanilla-flavored nonfat yogurt 1 medium banana, peeled and sliced 3/4 c. frozen peaches 1 10-oz. container whole frozen strawberries (no sugar added) 1 tbsp. orange juice concentrate Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender. Add enough ice to fill container; then purée until smooth. Nutrition Information 195 Calories; 1g Fat (2.4% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 2mg Cholesterol; 72mg Sodium.

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Tofu Smoothie

Number of Servings 2 Ingredients 1 carton of 1% silken tofu (10.5 oz.–this is the reduced fat variety or substitute 8 oz. carton of low-fat yogurt, such as Dannon Light or Food Club Light flavor of choice) 1/2 ripe banana 2 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced and frozen 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (other extract flavors of choice can be used) Artificial sweetener to taste, if needed Instructions Freeze sliced fresh fruit on a cookie sheet (bananas, strawberries, and peaches are great!), then store frozen fruit in a plastic freezer bags until ready for use. Place tofu (or yogurt) and 1/2 banana (or fruit juice) in blender and blend until smooth (add artificial sweetener if desired). Gradually add frozen fruit pieces and blend until smooth. Nutrition Information 157 Calories; 3g Fat (14.2% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 143mg Sodium.

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Summertime Shake

Number of Servings 2 Ingredients 2 cups milk 2-3 ice cubes 1 package Sugar-Free Strawberry/Banana Jell-O 1 banana 1/4-cup pineapple Preparation Time 10 min Instructions Mix everything in a blender and enjoy! Other fruits of choice can be substituted. (Check the First Place “Live-It Plan” for quantity needed for one fruit serving.) Jell-O flavors of choice can also be substituted. Nutrition Information 231 Calories; 9g Fat (33.5% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 33mg Cholesterol; 214mg Sodium.

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Orange Cream Shake

Serving Size 1 Number of Servings 1 Ingredients 1 cup skim milk 1 package artificial sweetener 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate 5 ice cubes Preparation Time 10 min Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and mix until smooth. Nutrition Information 146 Calories; 1g Fat (3.1% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 134mg Sodium.

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Fruity Milk Shake

Number of Servings 2 Ingredients 1 cup skim milk cubes–made from 1 cup skim milk frozen in ice tray 1/2 medium banana 1 cup frozen peach slices 1 teaspoon malt 1 teaspoon vanilla Artificial sweetener to your taste (optional) Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Nutrition Information 206 Calories; 1g Fat (3.2% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 86mg Sodium.

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Fruit/Dairy Smoothie

Serving Size 1 Number of Servings 1 Ingredients 8 oz Fat Free Milk (or yogurt) 3/4 C Strawberries 1/2 Med Banana 8 Ice Cubes (8 oz water) Preparation Time 10 min Instructions Pour all the ingredients into a blender & process until you achieve the desired consistency. I actually end up adding more ice because I like my smoothies very thick – almost like a milkshake Nutrition Information 167 Calories; 1g Fat (5.4% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 125mg Sodium

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Fruit Freeze

Serving Size 1 Number of Servings 1 Ingredients 1-1/4 cups strawberries (sliced & frozen) 1/2 banana (sliced & frozen) Sugar-free 7-Up, Ginger-ale, Diet Sprite Preparation Time 10 min Instructions Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, using the amount of diet soda desired. Variations: Other fruits of choice can be substituted such as peaches, blueberries, nectarines, or crushed pineapple (in unsweetened juice) to create different flavors. (Check the First Place “Live-It Plan” for quantity needed for one fruit serving.) Nutrition Information 117 Calories; 1g Fat (7.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium.

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