Thanksgiving Punch

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Last week on ChezCateyLou, Cate gave you all the recipes you need to put together a successful Thanksgiving meal.  That’s all well and good, but surely you’ll need something to help you survive the other seven hours of the day when you’re not stuffing your face.  That’s where this delicious Thanksgiving Punch recipe comes in handy.

* This post also appears on The Nobler Experiment.  The Nobler Experiment is an excellent blog that focuses on all things alcohol related.  You should head over there right now to check out their Thanksgiving content, including more cocktail recipes and wine and beer recommendations for the big day.    Continue reading

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Healthy Pineapple Coconut Smoothies

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It is finally starting to feel like summer!  Which means I want to eat ice cream pretty much all the time (TheBetterhalf: How is this different from winter?).  NYC is dangerous for me – there is an ice cream or fro-yo store on almost every block.  But rather than giving in to the temptation the other day,  I decided to make a smoothie to satisfy my craving for a frozen treat.  I like to make my smoothies with yogurt and milk so that they are creamy and make it seem like I’m drinking a milkshake.  But I use almond milk and fat free yogurt, so the calorie count stays low and there is very little fat.  I went with pineapple coconut to really make myself feel like I was on vacation!  The entire thing only has 214 calories, and this make a huge smoothie!  For those looking for a fun drink to make over the long holiday weekend, this smoothie would also be great with a little rum added in.  Cheers!    Continue reading