August 18, 2005

Summery Fast Food Summertime makes us all busier than usual. Grabbing a piece of fruit or a container of yogurt often stems the hunger pains for a bit. With just a few minutes time and a blender there are a range of tasty, quick and portable drinks that are healthy, if made with low-fat ingredients such as tofu and fat-free yogurt. These drinks are an excellent way to get extra fruit into your diet and fulfill or even exceed the five-a-day recommendation for fruits and veggies. Refreshing and tasting good is just an added bonus. Licuados With a lighter consistency and texture than the American milkshake licuados, pronounced lee-kwa-dos, can be found throughout Mexico and Central America. A combination of cold milk and fruit juices such as mango, apple or plantains these drinks can be a snack or a light meal. Okay, this one is not entirely low in calories but isn’t chocolate suppose to be good for you? Peanut Butter Deluxe Licuado Serves 2 1 1/2 cups milk 4 REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups 1 banana, sliced 4 tbl chocolate powder 1 cup ice Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Serve chilled. Extra portions can be refrigerated, or frozen for a fast, healthy snack. More liquado recipes: Lassi Lassi, pronounced luh-see is the milkshake of southern India. Aruyvedic healing practices suggest that this drink aids in digestion. Made with cold yogurt, water or crushed ice and flavored either sweet or salty, with rose water, mint, cumin, cardamom,...


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