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Brandy-Orange Punch

600ml/1 pint Brandy
600ml/1 pint Sherry
1 measure Maraschino
1 measure Orange Curacao
2.4 litres/4 pints Champagne
(or sparkling white wine)
1.2 litres/2 pints carbonated water
cracked ice
fruits to slice for decoration

Stir all the ingredients, except the ice, together in a punchbowl or large container. Surrond the bowl with cracked ice until chilled and then decorate with fruit. 18 to 20 large glasses.

Orange-Lemon Punch

5 cups caster sugar
juice of 3 oranges
juice of 10 lemons
1.2 litres/5 cups Champagne
1.2 litres/5 cups dark rum
1/2 measure orange bitters
grated rind of 1 orange
10 egg whites, beaten

Dissolve the sugar in the fruit juices in a large punch bowl. Add the champagne, rum, orange bitters, orange rind and the egg whites. Add plenty of ice cubes and stir well. Keep the bowl packed with ice. Decorate with orange slices. 15 to 20 servings.

Pineapple Appricot Smoothie

1/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 fresh apricot, diced
6 strawberries
1/2 banana
1 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
Put in a blender, process fruit with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Mango Smoothie

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted & chopped (approx 1-1/4 cups)3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 ice cubes
Pinch of salt
Fresh mint sprigsPlace all ingredients except mint in blender. Blend well until smooth and creamy. Garnish with mint.

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

1/2 cup frozen bananas
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
2 cups milk
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honeyPut and mix all the above ingredients in ablender until smooth. Pour smoothie into a tall glass, pop a straw in and enjoy! This recipe works perfectly for those hot summer days. Makes 2 servings.

Cherry Cantaloupe Smoothie

1/2 cantaloupe (peeled, seeded and sliced) 1/2 cups apple or apricot juice 2-3 pitted cherries 1/4 cups raspberries or blackberries 3-4 ice cubes Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth

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Cappuccino Smoothie

2 cups brewed double strength coffee
1 pint coffee ice cream
6 cups ice
1 1/2 cups milk
whipped cream, if desired
Cinnamon for garnishPut coffee, ice cream, ice and milk in blender. Mix well until smooth. Top with whipped cream (optional) and cinnamon.
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Blueberry Smoothie

2 cups fresh or slightly thawed frozen blueberries
1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
6 ounces milk
12 ounces pineapple juice
3 tablespoons honey
12 to 16 ice cubesPut all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into electric blender and blend on high until smooth. With blender running, add 2 to 3 ice cubes at a time through the center opening in the lid until all ice cubes have been added. Blend until smooth. Makes 4 servings.
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Avocado Smoothie

1 large avocado
2 teaspoons condensed milk
1 cup icePut avocado into blender. Add 2 teaspoons condensed milk or a little more, depending on how sweet you like it. Then add the ice and blend all of it together until it's a semi-creamy texture.
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