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BEVERAGE RECIPES


Strawberry Smoothie

1 handful frozen strawberries
Flavored or powdered Stevia (try vanilla or milk chocolate liquid Stevia)
1 tablespoon milk (optional)
Ice cubes

Blend together and serve in a tall glass. Garnish with a strawberry, lemon slice or mint leaf garnish if desired.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Iced Tea

Your choice of tea
* Green tea
* Yerba mate
* Chamomile
* Mint
* Fruit flavored
* Chai spice
* Cranberry
Stevia to taste
6 ounces of hot water per serving

Brew your choice of tea in hot water. Brew the tea a little strong. Chill in the refrigerator and then serve over ice or mix with 3 ounces of sparkling mineral water to make a soda. Add Stevia to taste and garnish with mint leaves or lemon slices.

Makes 1 serving

Lemonade

Juice of ½ lemon
Stevia to taste
8 ounces water (plain or sparkling mineral water)

Squeeze lemon juice into a glass. Add the rind of the lemon, Stevia and ice.

Makes 1 serving

Strawberry Lemonade

2 strawberries mashed or pureed
Juice of ½ lemon
Stevia to taste
8 ounces water (plain or sparkling mineral water)

Mix lemon juice and pureed strawberries in a glass. Pour over ice and sweeten with Stevia.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Sparkling Virgin Apple Martini/Caramel Apple Martini

1 apple juiced (Use pulp for meatloaf or apple cookie recipe (pages 94,143)
6 ounces chilled sparkling mineral water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Vanilla or English toffee liquid Stevia
Apple slice for garnish
Crushed ice (optional)

Combine apple and lemon juices with flavored Stevia. Add sparkling mineral water and ice if desired. Serve in a martini glass with a slice or curl of apple peel for garnish. Works great with tangy apples like granny smith or for a sweeter apple martini you can use red delicious or other sweet apple.

Variation: For a Caramel apple martini, add a little English toffee Stevia instead of vanilla.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Refreshing Grapefruit Virgin Martini

Juice of ½ grapefruit
5 ounces sparkling mineral water
Ice
Vanilla
Stevia to taste

Mix juice with Stevia and pour over ice. Add sparkling mineral water and enjoy.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Bloody Hot Thin Mary

8 ounces fresh tomato juice
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Cayenne pepper to taste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
Celery salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

Add and spices to fresh tomato juice. Stir well and serve over ice. Serve with freshly ground black pepper.

Variations: add ¼ teaspoon horseradish.

Makes 1 serving (1 vegetable)

Hot Apple Cider

1 apple juiced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of clove
Pinch of lemon zest
Stevia to taste
Water

Heat the juice with spices and a little water in a small saucepan. Serve hot with a cinnamon stick.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Lemon or Strawberry Ice Cubes

4-6 strawberries or 1 lemon juiced
¼ cup water
Chopped mint (optional)
Stevia to taste (optional)

Puree strawberries with water and Stevia or juice lemon and mix with water and mint. Pour fresh juice of lemons or pureed strawberries into ice cube trays and freeze. Add to cold drinks, recipes, and teas for added flavor.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Mint Chocolate Coffee Smoothie

6 ounces strong brewed coffee chilled
Peppermint Stevia
Dark or milk chocolate Stevia
¼ teaspoon defatted powdered cocoa (Wondercocoa)
Ice cubes
1 tablespoon milk (optional)

Blend ingredients together until smooth. Serve with a mint leaf garnish

Makes 1 serving

Virgin Sparkling Mojito

Fresh mint leaves crushed
Juice of ½ lime or lemon
Peppermint or plain powdered Stevia
6 ounces sparkling mineral water
Crushed ice

Crush mint leaves to release the flavor. Add liquid or powdered Stevia and lemon or lime juice. Add sparkling mineral water and crushed ice. Top with a sprig of mint and enjoy.

Makes 1 serving

Apple Green Tea Sparkler

1 apple juiced
½ cup brewed green tea chilled
¼ cup sparkling mineral water
1 teaspoon vanilla Stevia
Pinch of cinnamon

Combine juice of 1 apple, green tea, cinnamon, vanilla Stevia together. Add crushed ice and sparkling mineral water. Garnish with apple curls and lemon wedge.

Makes 1 serving (1 fruit)

Chocolate Toffee Coffee Smoothie

6 ounces strong brewed coffee
English toffee flavored Stevia to taste
Dark or milk chocolate Stevia to taste
¼ teaspoon defatted powdered cocoa (Wondercocoa)
Ice cubes
1 tablespoon milk (optional)

Puree ingredients together. Add ice, Stevia and milk.

Makes 1 serving

Sparkling Chocolate Mint Coffee Soda

4 ounces strong brewed coffee
4 ounces sparkling mineral water
Dark chocolate or milk chocolate Stevia
Peppermint Stevia
1 tablespoon milk (optional)
Ice
Mint leaves (optional)

Mix coffee, Stevia, and milk. Pour over ice and add sparkling mineral water.

Garnish with mint leaf.

Makes 1 serving

Homemade Diet Soda

8 ounces sparkling mineral water
Flavored Stevia to taste
Your choice of 3-5 tablespoons fresh orange, lemon, or apple juice

(optional)
Add flavored Stevia to sparkling mineral water to taste. The most commonly available options are orange, grape, vanilla, chocolate, and root beer. There are many flavors of Stevia on the market. Shop at your local health food store or online to find additional flavors. Add fresh lemon or lime juices and slices to make a lemon lime flavor.

Get creative. Try combining flavors like orange and vanilla to create a dreamsicle soda.

Makes 1 serving

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