Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cool Recipes for a Hot Summer-Smoothies and Centrifuge

Beat the heat with these drinks suggested by Lidia Merola from Tipeatalia.

Here are two different types of drinks that are often confused. Both are made by using fruits and vegetables. The difference is that smoothies have a higher nutritional value because they contain fiber that is found in fruits and vegetables. Centrifuged juices do not retain fibers, which remain in the centrifuge; only vitamins and minerals). Also, smoothies can be fortified with yogurt, milk, spices, honey, fruit juice.Juice that comes from the centrifuge quickly loses most of its oxidants, valuable for our metabolism.

Finally, the calories vary depending on the type of fruit and vegetables used.

Lidia prefers preparing these at home with seasonal fruits...

Pineapple Centrifuge

Ingredients for 4 people: 4 slices fresh pineapple, 1 / 2 liters of cold water, ice cubes.

Preparation: Peel the pineapple and centrifuge it well with the proper equipment. Add cold water. Stir, add ice cubes and pour in frosted glasses.

Yogurt and Apricot Smoothie

Ingredients for 4: 3 pots of yogurt, 1500 g of apricot, 4 teaspoons honey 1 dl cold milk.

Preparation: Pour the yogurt in a blender along with the washed and pitted apricots, and honey. Add cold milk and blend for a minute.

Watermelon Smoothie

Ingredients for 4 people: 4 slices of watermelon, 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 cups cold milk, 2 cups of crushed ice.

Preparation: Cut watermelon flesh into pieces, taking care to remove the seeds. Pour all ingredients into a blender and control everything for 1 minute.

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