Virgin Pina Colada

Hello beach and summer:)  With one sip of this drink, you will already feel the warmth of the sun under the shade of some palm trees and the softness of the sand under your feet. Summer is not really summer if coconuts do not invite themselves 😀 I love coconut water, I never go to the beach without having drank an entire coconut full of water. Virgin Pina Colada makes you feel relaxed and happy. In little tropical island Mauritius, you can spot coconut trees almost anywhere. So convenient and refreshing.

I am the pina to my colada 😀  Pineapple and Coconut are amazing together! 

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Servings: 3-4

Ingredients to mix into the blender or shaker:

  • 1 1/2 mug of unsweetened Coconut Cream
  • 1/2 mug  of Coconut Water (optional)
  • 1/2 mug of sweetened Pineapple juice (Sunny brand Pineapple juice)
  • 1 mug of Ice cubes

Garnish on top with additional Pineapple chunks and ice cubes.

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Vanilla Milkshake

My favorite refreshing drink since my childhood….  It is so easy to make. Just blend, dip your straw, grab your favorite magazine, your sunglasses, sit infront of the beach and enjoy your drink. Is Vanilla your favorite essence? I am not a Vanilla person but for my Milkshake I prefer Vanilla.  

You can also substitute Vanilla with Almond, Chocolate or Strawberry for this recipe. 

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Servings: 2

Ingredients to mix into the blender:

  • 1/2 cup of Vanilla Ice cream (optional either with sugar or sugar-free)
  • 15 cl of low-fat Milk
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla extract
  • 4 large Ice cubes

Top on with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and rose syrup. Enjoy!

Blueberry Lemonade Drink

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Haha I know it’s definitely not summer yet in Mauritius, we are still freezing frozen in this winter 😀 though its mostly sunny. In our little tropical island, whether it be summer or winter, we always make time for cold refreshing drinks and even ice-cream 🙂

Blueberries my favorites! If not served fresh nor baked and cooked then be it as a cold refreshing drink. The perfect drink to take for your beach adventure!

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Servings: 1
Ingredients:

  • 10 blueberries, heated for 20 seconds into the microwave oven and mashed
  • squeeze juice from half of a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar (optional)
  • 7-8 mint leaves
  • ice cubes
  • 1 cup of cold water

Preparations:

1. Add the mashed blueberries, lemon juice, honey and sugar. Mix well together.

2. The ice cubes go in and then the mint leaves. Pour the cold water and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

3. Before serving, mix everything together and garnish with more whole blueberries, mint leaves and lemon slice.

Coconut & Pomegranate Popsicles

I would say “meet under the palms where we can eat coconut & pomegranate popsicles.”

Living on a little tropical island is fabulous when you get a variety of fresh tropical fruits, amongst which coconuts are my favorites. Summer or Winter, I am always trying various recipes with coconuts 🙂 I end up having them fresh as a drink, frozen and even cooked, yayy.

This delicious coconut & pomegranate popsicles are so easy to make and so healthy.

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Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • Sweet coconut water (I have used COCO UP brand’s coconut water – optional) (Quantity will depend as per your molds)
  • a large handful of pomegranate seeds (you can use as much as you want)

Preparations:

  1. In a Popsicle molds, add the coconut water and pomegranate seeds. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.

Happy tropical popsicles are done.

Pomegranate and Mint Detox Water 

Are you looking for healthy and #organic solutions to your toxins and carbs? Detox water has become the latest diet craze to flush them. I have made Pomegranates detox water, so simple and within seconds the preparations are done. Your travel mug could be the ideal companion for this diet. I prefer Pomegranates because they can be freshly found in the tropical island, plus they contain a bucket of sweetness, anti-oxidants and vitamins. 

  
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 Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a large Pomegranate, seeds
  • 5-6 Mint leaves
  • Travel mug filled with water 

Preparations:

  • Seed the pomegranate into your travel mug, filled with water.
  • Add the mint leaves, stir well with the help of a spoon.
  • Allow to rest 3-4 hours into the refrigerator. Serve chilled 🙂