Category Archives: Beverages

Grapefruit smoothie recipe

Smoothie-1Prep Time: 10 minutes

Servings – 2

2 cups milk
1 cup yoghurt
Juice of 1 medium grapefruit
2 tablespoons of brown sugar or honey
2 cups ice cubes

Place all components in a blender. Mix on a medium speed for 2-3 minutes.

You can use any fruit instead of grapefruit – orange, banana, strawberry.

Exotic home-made tea recipe

Green tea

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This recipe combines tea and exotic herbs, spices and flavours.

Prep. Time: 5-7 minutes
Steeping time: 7-10 minutes

Serving: 5

2 black tea bags or 3 herbal (decaf) tea bags
1 teaspoon ginger roots, chopped
2 whole cloves
3 cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon, grounded or chopped
1 glass milk
3 tablespoons sugar or honey

Bring 6 cups of water to boil in a kettle and turn off the heat. Add tea bags, ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon and let them steep for 7-10 minutes. If you like stronger tea, wait until it gets an intense dark colour. Strain and add sugar and milk.

Fresh home-made lemonade recipe


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Home-made lemonade is refreshing and healthy drink which boosts your energy and creates positive mood. In fact, nothing can compare with the flavor of fresh lemons or limes combined with magical herbs and plants. The super-food Ginger for example stokes a dull appetite.

Preparation time 20 minutes

17-19 glasses or 1 gallon

3 lemons or 3 limes
3/4 cup of brown sugar or honey
Fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon ginger root, shredded
Ice cubes

How to prepare
Squeeze lemons or limes to extract the juice. Pour it in a one gallon pitcher and add sugar, ginger and 10-15 fresh mint leaves. Stir thoroughly and let stand for 15 minutes. Add ice cubes and serve putting a lemon or lime slice in each class. You can decorate with a small strawberry instead of lemon slice.

Home-made lemonade with green tea

tea lemonade

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This recipe combines the freshness of the lemon with a wonder of a green tea.

Preparation time: 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves
  • 8 glasses of water
  • ½ cup brown sugar or honey
  • 2 lemons

Heat 1 glass of water to boil on the stove. Put tea leaves in a large jug and pour 1 glass boiling water. Let them stay for 7-8 minutes and strain. Add sugar. Stir until dissolved. Pour juice of three lemons and water to make a gallon.

Serve in glasses with ice. Decorate each glass with a slice of lemon.