Recipe Trio: Mint Syrup, Mint Lemonade, and Mint Lemon Ice

Cook's notes: When it is still over 100 degrees, you need something refreshing. The mint syrup elevates the lemonade into a special drink. You can also make Italian ice in your Vitamix with the syrup. I started buying granulated sugar that is certified vegan -- there is no difference in flavor or performance. It is simply …

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Blueberry-Cherry Spinach Smoothie

Makes about 20 oz. Similar to the Beginner's Green Smoothie but with less yogurt and almond milk and two kinds of fruit. This simple smoothie does not have extra oil, flaxseed, or banana in it. 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1 Tablespoon chunky peanut butter 1 …

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