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Confetti Milkshake (dairy-free!)

Confetti Milkshake (non-dairy)

Summer may be on its way out, but milkshakes are forever.  This is a fun version for kids young and old, and also happens to be dairy-free, and vegan !  The recipe makes enough for two milkshakes, but I’m sure you won’t have any trouble finding someone to share 🙂

Grab your blender and get ready for a tasty treat !

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Cherry Blossom Smoothie (repost)

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Another recipe for the So Delicious and Go Dairy Free Snackable Recipe Contest!

If you are a fan of the Cherry Blossom candy bar, you’ll love this smoothie, packed with sweet cherries, peanut and coconut flavors.  Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder and you’ve got a full meal in a glass.  This recipe will make one large (about two cups) or two smaller snack size smoothies.

  • 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla cultured coconut milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage (I used So Delicious brand)
  • 1 tbsp all-natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 packet stevia, or sweetener of choice

Toss everything into the blender on a high setting until everything is creamy.

Cherry Lemonade (cocktail)

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Cherry Lemonade

Look!  We’re finally getting summer! (shhh, don’t scare it away 🙂 )

A few weeks ago (on a rainier day), I visited Winegarden Estates to check out any new offerings, and while there, picked up a bottle of their cherry liqueur that I hadn’t had before.  This is a great place to check out btw, especially if you are able to join in on the yearly wine festival, as I have a few times. There are great spirits and wines to sample and purchase, only some of which can be purchased in NB Liquor stores throughout the year.

Anyway, my thoughts went to using the cherry liqueur in a lemonade based beverage that just seemed like summer to me.  I enjoyed one after some hard work mowing my lawn 🙂

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Partridgeberry Apple Cocktail

Partridgeberry Apple Cocktail

This drink recipe was another way to utilize that bright partridgeberry syrup I whipped up, along with some great apple liqueur from Winegarden Estates.  I visited there before Christmas to pick up some brandy and coffee liqueur for my holiday baking.  I used some of it to whip up this awesome tiramisu eggnog trifle that I made for my staff holiday party(delicious, btw!)

The apple liqueur I picked up made its way into this cocktail, that can be served as is, or topped up with some bubbles with club soda or if you like things sweeter, a little lemon-lime or cranberry soda. Read the rest of this entry

Partridgeberry Cheesecake Martini

Partridgeberry Cheesecake MartiniAfter seeing another cheesecake martini recipe, I was inspired to come up with a new twist on my own with a nod to Newfoundland flavors, and perfect for the holidays if I say so myself !  If you remember, a couple of days ago I posted a recipe for a beautiful red partridgeberry syrup, thinking ahead to use it in this sweet and creamy drink. You could, of course, use any berry syrup of your choosing for the same effect, whatever you like ! Read the rest of this entry

Cherry Blossom Smoothie

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If you are a fan of the Cherry Blossom candy bar, you’ll love this smoothie, packed with sweet cherries, peanut and coconut flavors.  Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder and you’ve got a full meal in a glass.  This recipe will make one large (about two cups) or two smaller snack size smoothies. Read the rest of this entry

Protein Packed Mango Smoothie

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Smoothies are a great meal on-the-go and this one is no different.  Because mangos are my favorite smoothie ingredient by far, I took my inspiration for this particular recipe from Mango Lassi and amped up the protein and fibre quotient with, you guessed it, lentils ! These are a great way to avoid using expensive protein powders by using an ingredient that is easily found, and probably already in your pantry.  You won’t even know they’re in there! For this recipe, cooked from dry lentils are ideal, but you could also substitute canned lentils as long as you give them a rinse first. You can also pre-cook the lentils and freeze them in portions to make your smoothie extra frosty and extra convenient !

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