Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Drink to Cinco De Mayo - gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, flexitarian, good recipes

 Happy Cinco De Mayo.  Even if you don't celebrate, these refreshing beverages are great to have all summer long.

Rice milk is magically transformed overnight into a kefir that is not only great for you,  (all of the probiotics) it tastes like a super clean milk shake.  For Cinco De Mayo just add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and you have an extra boost against allergies and for digestion.

Rice Super Shake

32 oz rice milk (I used organic Westsoy rice milk)
1 packet Kefir starter (This one works)
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup raw honey

Make the Kefir according to the directions on the box of starter.  When it is thick, add the vanilla and honey and blend with a hand blender to froth up. 

For another refreshing, cooling and cocktail like drink - try a Banana Fresca.  It really is refreshing and full of potassium for hot summer days.  The addition of alkalizing lime helps balance the acid forming nature of the banana.  The ice blends it into a light drink you could sip on a porch swing.

Banana Fresca

For each serving:
1 ripe banana
Juice from 2 small limes
4-5 small ice cubes.

Blend all ingredients in a blender.  For an added Cinco de Mayo kick you could sprinkle in a touch of cayenne or cinnamon - but I like it simple the best.

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