Magazine article Black Enterprise

Who's Got the Juice?

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Who's Got the Juice?

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Healthy sports drinks to quench a "workout" thirst.

After spending a hot, summer day playing baseball, tennis or golf, quench your thirst with energy-replenishing fruit drinks blended from summer's bounty.

One way to do this is with a BANANA BATITA: Take half of a peeled banana, one-and-one-half ounces of banana nectar, a half ounce of milk and one scoop of crushed ice. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth and creamy. Serve in a wine glass. For a MANGO, PINEAPPLE or PAPAYA BATITA, follow the same recipe, but substitute two slices of either fruit.

Bananas are also the basis of a ROSEANNA BANANA: Combine one ripe, peeled and sliced banana, one ounce of strawberry syrup and eight ounces of chilled milk in a blender. Whip until smooth (20 to 25 seconds); pour into a tall, chilled glass.

Even more substantial is a FROSTED FRUIT YOGURT: Combine one cup of sliced or diced fresh fruit--apricot, melon, peach, mango or strawberry--four ounces of plain yogurt or buttermilk, one teaspoon of honey, one-half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, one-quarter teaspoon of grated lemon rind and four ounces of crushed ice. Put in a blender and whip at high speed until smooth. Pour into a tall, chilled glass and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Yogurt is the focus again with YOGI BITTER: Combine one ounce of plain or lemon-flavored yogurt and two ounces of bitter lemon soda in a tall, chilled glass. Stir until blended. Add three or four ice cubes and another four ounces of bitter lemon soda. …

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