Banana Milk

Source: May All be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: April 6, 2013
Yield: 4½ cups
Time needed: less than 5 minutes

This is a delicious banana smoothie flavored with maple syrup. Best made with overripe bananas. Banana Milk does not keep well, so should be made fresh each time. Fortunately, it needs just a minute or two in the blender.

Banana Milk

Banana Milk
3 ripe bananas
¼ cup maple syrup
3 cups cold water
¾ tsp. vanilla extract

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Ginger Tea

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: May 5, 2017
Yield: 4 cups
Time needed:15 minutes

This is a really delicious tea made directly from fresh ginger root. I prefer it without sweetening, but if you like add the maple syrup. I prefer my tea hot, but this can also be served chilled.

Ginger Tea

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Almond Milk

Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: March 11, 2012
Yield: 2½ cups
Time needed: 5 minutes

Prior preparation needed:
Soak almonds for 12-24 hours

Twenty years ago, a vegan diet required a knowledge of how to make many pantry ingredients in the kitchen.  Today, almond milk is readily available in natural food stores and even many supermarkets.  But if you can’t get the pre-made product, or just want to try your hand at making it from scratch—here’s the method.

Almond Milk

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Orange-Ice Delight

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: Feb. 9, 2015
Yield: 1 pint
Time needed: a minute in the blender

Personally, I don’t like ice cubes, so I just substituted some really cold water. I wasn’t at all sure what I would get from this, as I don’t usually like a combination of orange and milk either. But this was very nice. I am glad I tried it and I will try it again, especially for a quick breakfast on a hot summer day.

Orange-Ice Delight

Orange-Ice Delight

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Birz (Honey Water)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: June 19, 2013
Yield: 6-7 servings
Time needed: a minute or two

Birz or Honey Water is just what it says: honey mixed into water. I used ordinary water, but I expect it would be very nice with sparkling water.  Chilled, it will keep in the fridge for a day or two.

According to the author “Honey water is good in the morning on an empty stomach and before bedtime.  It will clean your body and you won’t feel hungry.”

I remember when I was a student teacher, just as we were preparing for our first practice sessions in an actual classroom.  Many of us were very nervous and one of our professors advised us to take the precaution of having some honey because “it will give you energy and won’t upset your stomach.”

Birz (Honey water)

Birz (Honey water)

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