What to say about this section? I wanted to include teas, smoothies and cocktails in our recipe collection. My goal is to keep them as close to either natural, herbal, or at least include some ingredients you can grow yourself or buy at your local farmer's market.
Tropical Moringa Smoothie
When we first moved to Nicaragua and learned about Moringa "The Miracle Tree", I came up with this concoction. Not only is it a perfect drink to cool off on a hot day, but the Moringa takes the nutritional content to a whole new level.
Cold Brew Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)
Jamaica Flowers known as Rosell from the Hibiscus Sabdariffa plant, can usually be found in the form of dried flowers in the tea or international sections of the grocery store and in Latin American specialty stores.
The tea has a tart cranberry-like flavor and is used traditionally as a mild medicine. The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive system, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It has been know to be used to cure liver disease and reducing the risk of cancer.
The perfect Bloody Mary
Bloody Mary's, the perfect "hair of the dog" remedy and Sunday Brunch cocktail. Seems everyone has their favorite combination, whether it be spicy, heavy on the vodka, or bursting with lots of tasty garnishes. Therefore I thought it fitting that one be included in this collection.