Nectarine Blitz Smoothie

Tis the time of year I love smoothies. This is my newest smoothie recipe and an easy one at that!

You’ll need one ripe nectarine, peeled, pitted, sliced, 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup 1% Milk. Add nectarine slices into a blender pulse several times, add remaining ingredients and run blender 1-2 minutes to combine.

Serve in chilled glass and enjoy!

In closing, I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser. All Things Citrus.

See YOU!

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Do you like Grapefruits?

Sometimes I feel that grapefruit is under-rated. It may be due to their tartness? I love grapefruit especially the juicy ruby red ones. They are great in a fresh fruit salad too. Just section as you would a navel orange. I usually section separately and add some granulated sugar (one teaspoon) per grapefruit before I add to a fruit salad. I have used grapefruit in fresh mixed green salads. Using a lemon-honey vinaigrette dressing. It is very tasty and refreshing. I do not bake with grapefruit although some people do in some recipes. I prefer grapefruit sections fresh.

Some prescription medications people take daily they can not have grapefruit in their diets. I recently found that out. Depending on your medications check on that before using/eating grapefruits. Everyday I learn something new!

In closing, I wish you Good Health. See YOU!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

All Things Citrus.

Citrus flavored Ice Cubes…

Most Floridians have automatic ice makers in their refrigerators (yes I do too). I still use ice cubed trays and make flavored ice cubes year round. We love orange almond flavored cubes, lemon lime cubes, I will use almost any type fruit as a base for the flavored Ice cubes. They are colorful in Holiday drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) in smoothies, etc.

You can even drop a few cubes in cold water and flavor boring H2o up! As a need here in sunny, hot Florida one must stay hydrated!!! I love lemon cubes in Sweet Tea in the summer time. Citrus is fun and I love creating new recipes using citrus!

In closing, I wish you Good Health! I’ll see YOU soon! Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.
All Things Citrus.

Lemon Avocado Cream Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is so delicious and we recently had it on a super salad!

You’ll need 2 Ripe Avocados (I use Haas) cut each in half, remove pit, scoop out flesh on each and add into a mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 lemon for zest and juice, stir the mixture (mashed it up), add 1/2 cup Lemon Oikos Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup whole milk (or you can use half and half), using a hand mixer on low cream ingredients together. Add 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, optional. It’ll have a great consistency. Store in a jar or airtight container, place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. When ready to serve remember to shake well.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! In closing I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser. All Things Citrus. See YOU!

An Easy Orange Recipe for YOU!

Orange & Coconut Rice Krispies Treats — Serves 8 —– Prep Time 11 minutes

1 cup Orange Marmalade, 1/2 cups Karo Syrup (clear corn syrup), 2 Whole (Washed) Valencia oranges for zest and juices, 4 cups Rice Krispy Cereal (or other puffed rice cereal), 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes. In a large mixing bowl add rice krispies cereal, Karo syrup, orange marmalade and stir well with a spatula. Add orange zest and juices, coconut flakes and stir again. Transfer ingredients into a 9 x 12 x 3 dish, and smooth out the top with an offset spatula, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 45 minutes to one hour then cut 3″x 3″ squares and enjoy the flavors. Easy, fun and delicious.

In closing, I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser – All things Citrus!