DRINK RECIPES - The Health is Wealth Cookbook

Malted Wheat Milk * Blackberry Frappe * Banana Mint Drink * Source Family Orange Shake * Blushing Cow Shake * Blueberry Spritzer Concentrate * Lemon Balm and Borage Punch and Ice Cubes * Barley Water * Nut Milk (Alta-Dena) * Nut Milk (Ann Wigmore) * Sesame and Sunflower Milk * Cashew Milk #1 * Cashew Milk #2 *

Check out my ebook on 100 year old drink recipes! I researched the history of drinks and it turned out to be very interesting! This book contains over 50 drink recipes which are over 100 years old. The recipes come from local newspapers and books, published between 1855 and 1910. Over 30 non-alcoholic drink recipes and 20 recipes for drinks with alcohol are included. Also included are interesting facts about the United States' beverage history, including topics such as the advent of refrigerators in the home and refrigerated railroad cars which allowed CA lemons to popularize lemonade in NY, as well as social movements such as prohibition, which furthered the non-alcoholic soda pop or "soft drink" industry. Included in this book are 100 year old recipes for homemade almond milk, coffee flavored with liquid violets, flaxseed lemonade, Imperials, soda fountain drinks, egg nogs, ginger ales, root beer, spruce beer, rose leaf wine, hot apple toddies, mulled cider, blackberry cordials, barley water, fruit punch, Mexican coffee, Yuletide cider cups, cherry brandy, sherbet, currant and raspberry wine and more. I will post some 100 year old recipes for drinks on this page regularly as well...

1 1/2 c 2 day wheat sprouts * 1 c water * 3 pitted dates * 1 ripe sliced banana * 2 T. carob powder
Put water in blender, gradually add sprouts, then strain. Return liquid to blender and add dates, banana and carob powder.

2 c nut milk * 1 papaya, diced * 1 c. fresh berries * 8 pitted dates
Blend. Makes 2 tall glasses.

2 ripe bananas * 1 c water or nut/seed milk * 2-3 fresh mint leaves
Blend water and bananas 15 seconds then blend in mint.

1/2 banana, sliced * 1/2 c orange juice * 2-3 ice cubes * 1 T nonfat dry milk powder
In a blender, combine all ingredients and then blend until the ice is like a slushie. You can also make these with cranberry juice cocktail instead or you can make a tropical drink by using pineapple juice instead of the orange juice, and you can also sprinkle toasted coconut on top.

1 c fat-free chocolate sorbet * 1 c. fresh hulled strawberries * 1 c. ice cubes
Blend in a blender on medium for 30 seconds, then on high for 1 minute. Blend longer if necessary. Pour into two glasses. (150 calories, 0 fat)

(Enough for 4 servings)
1 c. fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry * 1/4 c. sugar * 1/4 c. water * 1 quart fizzy, seltzer water
Cook berries, sugar, and water in a pan over medium heat, stir until simmering and berries begin to burst, about 3 minutes. Drain for 15 minutes, then throw out the berries. To make drinks: for each serving, to a 12 oz. glass, add 2 T. syrup, ice cubes, and 1 c. fizzy water.

Make strongish tea from lemon balm or lemon verbena. Add a few mint springs for undertone, and add honey or sugar. Now float borage flowers on top. Freeze half of the tea into ice cubes (or ring mold if for a party punch bowl). Serve tea, with ginger ale or lemonade, chilled, with the lemony ice cubes.

Roast some barley in a pan in the oven at about 350 degrees until it smells nutty, and is browned a bit. Then take it out of the oven and put it in a saucepan with water and make tea out of it. This makes a really nice, nutty, sweet drink. It is nice hot or cold. In the past, this drink was said to be a skin tonic, and also to draw animal toxins out of the system.

NUT MILK (Alta-Dena Recipe - almond, cashew, coconut,...)
1 c. nuts * 1 quart boiling water * 1/8 t. salt * 1 T. oil * 1-2 T. honey
Pour water over nuts, let skins soften, then remove skins and throw away. Blend all ingredients until smooth (2-3 min.) Don't add all the water at once. Strain. (Young babies should not have honey.) - This recipe comes from an Alta-Dena handout that I was given around 1978, at the Ravenna PCC Co-op (which is now gone).

NUT OR SEED MILK (Ann Wigmore Recipe)
1/3 c. nuts or seeds * 1 c water * 1-2 drops pure vanilla extract * 2 t. honey
Grind the seeds or nuts into meal in a nut grinder/blender/food processor. BLend all the ingredients together after that to make milk. Use or store immediately in refrigerator. Good for 1-2 days. If no blender is available, you can shake the ground meal with other ingredients in a jar.

1/2 c. sesame seed * 1 c water * 1/8 t. kelp
Put liquid in blender, slowly add seed. Blend 1 minute, add kelp, strain. You can also make this with a 50/50 split of sesame and sunflower seeds.

1/2 c cashew nuts, soaked 8 hours in water * 2 pitted dated * 1 c water
Blend and enjoy. Use like any milk.

1/3 c cashews * 1 c water * 1/4 c dates chopped * 1/4 t. dulse * 1-2 drops pure vanilla extract
Grind cashews, blend with other ingredients until smooth.

WHEAT MILK (Ann Wigmore)
1/2 c 2 day old wheat sprouts * 1 c water * 1 T. maple syrup * 3 dates or figs
Put water in blender, gradually blend in sprouts, blend in syrup and dates, then strain.

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