It seems that the world of beverages has expanded exponentially. In addition to Coke and Pepsi, there are beverages made with tea, fruits, yogurt, and vitamin enhanced water, to name a few. Looks like every time I turn around, there is a new beverage. Americans rank at the top in the amount of sweetened beverages consumed. While the consumption of sweetened beverages has increased, the consumption of milk has decreased.
|Amount of Sugar Per Container (from left to right) 77g; 51g; 33g|
If you want to try and make some beverages, here are a couple of recipes to try.
Green Tea Tropical Smoothie
1 Tablespoon honey
2. Cool down by adding ice to bring up to 1 cup.
3. Pour green tea into a blender. Add mango, pineapple, banana, orange juice, milk, lime juice and honey. Blend until smooth. Serve cold.
Note: This recipe contains 28 grams of carbohydrates per serving.
Green Tea and Mango Splash
2 green tea bags
2 cups mango nectar, chilled
Mint sprigs for garnish, optional
Mango slices for garnish, optional
1. Heat 1 cup of water to boiling. Add green tea and let steep for about 3 minutes.
2. Add mango nectar. Serve over ice. Add mango slices and mint sprigs if desired.
Note: This recipe contains 25 grams of carbohydrates per serving.