Category: Dessert

Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer is in full swing. Try these healthy cocktail recipes at your next cook out or get together.

Strawberry Citrus Vodka Cocktail

This sweet drink will definitely be a hit. All it involves is muddling strawberries and mint then adding in citrus vodka, lemon juice and agave nectar. For the full directions on how to make this:
fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/drinks/strawberry-citrus-vodka-cocktail/

Skinnygirl Lemon Drop
This refreshing cocktail only has 110 calories! To make, mix take lemon vodka, sugar free lemonade mix. Top it off with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with a lemon.

Spiked Pomegranate Lemonade
This super simple recipe is wonderfully refreshing! Just combine citrus voda, lemonade, pomegranate juice, and club soda. For the full directions on how to make this:
fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/drinks/healthy-cocktail/

Peach Mint Mojito

This cocktail is as delicious as it sounds. To make just mix mint, lime wedges, and peach chunks in with Bacardi rum. Muddle then add ice and sparkling water.

Cucumber Ginger Lemonade
Combine lemon, ginger, and cucumbers to vodka for a guilt free cocktail.
For the full directions on how to make this:
healthline.com/health/low-calorie-cocktails#cucumber-ginger-lemonade

Summer Sangria
Summer Sangria is perfect for parties. In a pitcher combine a bottle of your favorite red wine, agave nectar, and lemon, lime, and orange juice. Then add whatever fruit you’d like, such as, apples, pineapples, and strawberries. To serve just fill glasses with ice and pour in the sangria, garnishing with some of the fruit.

Blood Orange Moscow Mule
This puts a nice spin on the class moscow mule. In a glass muddle lime and mint then add blood orange juice, vodka, and pomegranate juice. Top it off with ginger beer, leaving room for ice. Once you fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice, it’s ready to drink!
justalittlebitofbacon.com/blood-orange-moscow-mule/

Watermelon Cucumber Basil Seltzer (Non-Alcoholic)
A refreshing beverage that’s great for any party! Make the fruit concentrate, simple syrup, and soda all separately and then combine before guests arrive.
For the full instructions on how to make this:
eatingwell.com/recipe/264179/watermelon-cucumber-basil-seltzer/

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Edita Kaye’s Summer Bathing Suit Beverages

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Are you ready for bathing and beaches?

If not, you might try to replace a heavy meal with a light one and add these amazing and healthy bathing suit beverages.

Try some healthy, vitamin and anti-oxidant rich fruit and vegetable juices to give yourself, your body and even your brain a boost. Here are my favorites and yes, I do include water (always an excellent choice) but you may also find some new juices to try.

Here’s my “love these juices” list:

  • Pineapple Juice
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Peach juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Lemonade
  • Plum juice
  • Kiwi juice
  • Tomato juice
  • Vegetable juice
  • Grape juice

Watch here to learn more about my favorite summer juices:

Edita Kaye’s Favorite Hot Fruit Sundae

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½ cup applesauce

1 ½ cups fresh cranberries

½ cup unsweetened cranberry juice

½ cup unsweetened apple cider

¼ cup artificial sweetener

1 (1 inch) lemon rind strip

4 cups sliced peeled golden delicious apples

2 cups firm Anjou pears, cored and cut into ¼ inch thick wedges

cooking spray

3 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream

 

Preheat oven to 400°F

  1. To drain applesauce, spread onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a mixing bowl using a rubber spatula. This drains the applesauce.
  2. Combine cranberries, juice, cider, sweetener, and rind in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.       Remove from heat. Stir in applesauce.
  3. Combine the apple and pears in an 11×17 inch-baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with the cranberry mixture. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until fruit is tender, basting occasionally with liquid from dish. Serve with ice cream.

Makes: 4 servings

Edita’s Raisin Orange Stuffed Baked Apples

Apple and oranges at the market stand Edita Kaye

4 large baking apples, cored

½ cup raisins

1 orange, peeled, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons orange zest (grated orange rind)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup water

 

Preheat oven to 375°F.

  1. Place the apples in a nonstick baking pan.
  2. In a bowl mix the raisins, orange, cinammon and zest and fill each apple cavity with the mixture. Drizzle a little water over each apple and pour the remaining water into the bottom of the baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the apples are tender. Serve hot or cold.

Makes 4 servings.                     Serving size: 1 stuffed apple

 

A Little Soul Food

The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.

Edita Kaye’s Hot Breakfast Fall Fruit with Ice Cream

Now that fall is here, there is nothing better than hot, steaming fruit and to make it even better, I love to add a generous dollop of ice cream. Wait. That’s not all – I don’t wait for dessert, I enjoy this fall fruit taste and texture sensation for breakfast! Now you can to – go ahead and try it. Here’s the recipe

Edita Kaye green apple dessert

2 large baking apples, seeded and sliced

1 large orange, peeled, seeded and sliced

1 large ripe pear, seeded and sliced

¼ cup water

¼ cup maple syrup

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. In a large nonstick skillet combine the fruit, water, syrup, vanilla and cinnamon and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat. Cover. Simmer for 5 minutes until frut is tender. Serve hot with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Makes 6 servings      Serving size: 1 cup

By the way you can use any combination of fruit you like!

Can ice cream really be slender?

Here’s Edita’s surprising and yummy take on ice cream. Try it.

Edita Kaye Fun Food Tips 10 Slender Ice Cream

Frozen Yogurt for Breakfast? Absolutely!

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4 (1-inch thick) peeled fresh pineapple slices

2 tablespoons apricot preserves – no sugar added

1 teaspoon artificial sweetener

Dash of ground cinnamon

1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt

 

Preheat broiler.

  1. Place pineapple slices on a broiler pan.       Brush pineapple slices with preserves; broil 6 minutes or until bubbly.
  2. Combine sweetener and cinnamon, and sprinkle over pineapple.

Serve warm with one scoop of vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt.

Makes 1 serving.

Tip

Frozen yogurt for breakfast—divine decadence! You could also try this extraordinary breakfast with fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly, fresh raspberries and raspberry jelly!

Stuffed Baked Apples the Old-Fashioned Way

edita kaye woman with two applesStuffed Baked Apples

4 large baking apples, cored

½ cup raisins

1 orange, peeled, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons orange zest (grated orange rind)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup water

 

Preheat oven to 375°F.

  1. Place the apples in a nonstick baking pan.
  2. In a bowl mix the raisins, orange, cinammon and zest and fill each apple cavity with the mixture. Drizzle a little water over each apple and pour the remaining water into the bottom of the baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the apples are tender. Serve hot or cold.

Makes 4 servings.                     Serving size: 1 stuffed apple

 

Apple Crisp for Breakfast? Absolutely!

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4 apples, cored and sliced

4 tablespoons brown sugar

8 tablespoons quick-cooking oats

8 tablespoons all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

4 tablespoons reduced fat margarine

Preheat oven to 350°F.

  1. Place the apple in a layer in a nonstick baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the sugar, oats, flour and spices. Add the margarine and mix with your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

Makes 4 servings.                                     Serving size: 1 cup

 

 


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