BERRY SANGRIA

Berry Sangria

Source: Lo Huynh (20 servings)

Ingredients:
3 4L jugs of Carlo Rossi Sangria Wine
2 cups granulated sugar
64 fl. oz. Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry Juice
3 each oranges, sliced into rounds
3 each lemons, sliced into rounds
3 each cinnamon sticks
2 liters 7-up
3 pounds frozen berries

Directions:
1. Combine the sangria wine, sugar, cran-raspberry juice, orange slices, lemon slices, and cinnamon sticks.
2. Let the sangria sit for at least a couple hours before serving.
3. Add the frozen berries and 7-up at the last minute.

HONEY LEMONADE BLACK ICED TEA

This is my morning beverage…a nice honey lemonade black iced tea. You can obviously switch out the black tea with whatever tea you please. For the lemonade, I actually like to use Simply Lemonade or organic lemonade. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this tea as much as I do! xoox.

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Honey Lemonade Black Iced Tea

Source: Lo Huynh (1 serving)

Ingredients:
8 ounces water
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 each Lipton black tea bag
4 tablespoons lemonade

Directions:
1. Put the sugar, honey, and tea bag in a cup.
2. Boil the water and pour it into the cup with the sugar, honey, and tea bag. Stir.
3. Steep the tea for 5 minutes.
4. Let cool.
5. Add the lemonade and stir.
6. Pour over a glass filled with ice.

THAI ICED TEA

Thai iced tea is incredibly simple to make at home. This is my version of it.

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Thai Iced Tea

Source: Lo Huynh (1 serving)

Ingredients:
1 cup water
3 tablespoons Thai tea leaves
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons half-and-half

Directions:
1. Boil the water and pour over the tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
2. Strain the tea and discard the tea leaves.
3. Add the sugar and mix.
4. Cover the tea and let chill for several hours.
5. Serve over ice and top with the half and half.

STRAWBERRY BANANA ORANGE SMOOTHIE


This was today’s potential pregnancy food craving…a strawberry smoothie. Luckily, I had some frozen strawberries in the freezer so making this smoothie was a piece of cake!

Strawberry Banana Orange Smoothie

Source: Lo Huynh (2 one cup servings or 1 16 oz. serving)

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup orange juice
1 each banana, peeled and sliced
¼ cup Greek vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ cup ice

Directions:
1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
2. Serve immediately.
3. Makes approximately 16 oz.

HONEY JAMAICA {HIBISCUS TEA}

This tea tasted more like a punch…a wonderfully delicious yummy punch! Make this drink for your next party!

This tea is so simple to make. All you have to do is throw in the dried jamaica flowers with the sugar and honey in a pitcher and let this steep for about 15 minutes. Let this cool and serve over lots of ice!

Honey Jamaica {Hibiscus Tea}

Source: Lo Huynh (8 servings)

Ingredients:
8 cups water
½ cup dried jamaica flowers
¼ cup honey
¾ cup granulated sugar

Garnish:
1 each lime, thinly sliced

Directions:
1. Boil the water.
2. Put the honey, sugar, and dried jamaica flowers in a pot or pitcher that can withstand boiling water.
3. Pour the boiling water into the pot or pitcher. Stir the liquid so the honey and sugar dissolves.
4. Steep for 15 minutes.
5. Strain into a pitcher. Let cool.
6. Serve over ice and garnish with limes, if desired.