Apple Mojito

Special thanks to The Westin Resort & Spa for this recipe!

Apple Mojito
 
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Ingredients
  • fresh mint (about 10 to 15 leaves)
  • ice cubes
  • simple syrup (a splash, to taste)
  • lemon juice (a splash, to taste)
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup rum (dark or white)
  • 4 green apple slices (to add to drink and for garnish)
  • Sparkling water
Instructions
  1. In a tall glass, crush the mint leaves, lemon juice, simple syrup (sugar crystals are okay to use instead) and a green apple slice with a muddler.
  2. Add ice cubes, then the apple juice and rum (if you like you can add vodka).
  3. Stir well, top off with sparkling water, garnish with red or green apples slices, serve -- and enjoy!

Creamy Watermelon Sherbet

Special thanks to National Watermelon Promotion Board for this awesome recipe!

Creamy Watermelon Sherbet
 
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Ingredients
  • 5 cups watermelon puree (about 1 large watermelon)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lime juice
Instructions
  1. Soften gelatin in ½ cup of the watermelon puree. Let stand 5 minutes at room temperature and then heat gently to dissolve gelatin. Cool slightly.
  2. Add remaining watermelon puree, sugar, nutmeg, lemon juice and milk to gelatin mixture.
  3. Freeze in ice cream freezer according to appliance directions.

 

Chocoholic Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

Special thanks to Pritikin Longevity Center for the recipe!

Chocoholic Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats cooked with 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp raw, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup Blueberries (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda
Instructions
  1. Cook the oats with 1.5 cups of water until the oats are fluffy and all the water has disappeared (I do this by cooking it for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring, and cooking it for 2 more minutes.)
  2. Add the cocoa powder and cinnamon to the cooked oats while they are still hot.
  3. Stir until everything is fully combined, and your oats have a deep chocolatey color.
  4. Add the walnuts, and the milk (you can add as much milk as you like – I use about ½ a cup to give the oats a nice creamy consistency)
  5. Add the splenda and stir to combine until the oats have the consistency you like. If you’re using blueberries, add them in now.
  6. Enjoy the chocolatey brownie goodness of the oatmeal.