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Gourmet Sandwiches and Smoothies

Gourmet Sandwiches
Fruit Sandwich
Ingredients
8 slices multigrain bread
2 bananas
2 tablespoons peanuts, toasted
8 apple slices
Cinnamon to taste
Instructions
Blend the bananas and toasted peanuts until they form a thick paste
Toast the bread.
Spread the banana-peanuts paste on each slice of bread. Sprinkle some cinnamon on it.
Place 2 apple slices and on 4 bread slices and close the sandwiches with the other slices.
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Vegetarian Sandwich
Ingredients
8 slices multigrain bread
2 bananas
2 tablespoons peanuts, toasted
8 tomato slices
Salt or pepper to taste
Instructions
Blend the bananas and toasted peanuts until they form a thick paste
Toast the bread and season the tomato with salt or pepper.
Spread the banana-peanuts paste on each slice of bread.
Place 2 tomato slices and on 4 bread slices and close the sandwiches with the other slices.
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Healthy Salads
Peppery Beef Salad Recipe
Ingredients
1 pound beef steak, cooked and cut into thin strips
2 cups romaine lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
1 cup red tomatoes, diced
½ cup fresh lemon juice
Salt or chili pepper to taste
Instructions
Season the beef with the salt or chili pepper.
Place the vegetables in a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice
Top with the beef and serve.
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Berry Tuna Salad
Salad Ingredients
6 oz (1 can) tuna
4 tablespoons low fat yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
6 tablespoons sliced fresh strawberries
Salt or ginger powder to taste
Instructions
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
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Pineapple Carrot Chicken Salad Recipe
Ingredients
1 pound cooked, skinless chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup small pineapple cubes
1 cup grated carrots
½ cup fresh orange juice
Salt or pepper to taste
Instructions
Toss the chicken, pineapples and carrots in the orange juice in a large bowl
Season with the salt or pepper and serve.
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Salsas and Guacamoles
Spicy Guacamole Recipe
Ingredients
3 avocados, halved seeded and peeled
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
Place the avocado, lemon juice, salt or cayenne pepper in a large bowl and mix with a fork.
Fold in the tomatoes and garlic.
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Herbal Salsa Recipe
Ingredients
4 cups tomatoes, diced
½ cup fresh herbs such as rosemary, mint, basil
1 cup onions, diced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt or ground pepper to taste
Instructions
Put all the ingredients in a blender and pulse several times to create a thick paste.
Refrigerate before serving to let the flavors blend.
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Cheese Sauces and Dips
Mustard Cheddar Sauce
Ingredients
1 cup (4 oz) cheddar cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer while stirring until they mix fully.
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Mornay Cheddar Sauce
Ingredients
1 cup milk
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium until it begins foaming.
Add the flour and stir until it becomes a smooth paste.
Add the milk very slowly as you stir to prevent lumps from forming.
Continue stirring the mixture until it becomes thick and smooth and boils.
Remove from the heat source and add the cheese and stir until it becomes silky smooth.
Add the seasonings and serve.

Smoothies
Herbal Smoothie
Ingredients
1 cup frozen mangos
1 cup banana slices
½ cup water
½ cup powdered milk
½ cup ginger slices
Instructions
Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix for a few minutes until you get a smooth
consistency.
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Minty Smoothie
Ingredients
2 cups strawberries
1 cup banana slices
½ cup water
4 mint leaves
5 medium ice cubes
Instructions
Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree for a few minutes until you get a smooth
consistency.
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Weight Loss Green Smoothie
Ingredients
2 cups spinach
1 banana
3 cups watermelon, cubed
2 cup grapefruit juice
6 ice cubes
Instructions
Blend the spinach and fruit juice.
Add the fruits and ice cubes and continue blending until you get a smooth consistency.
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Mixes and Drinks
Citrus Hot Chai Tea Mix
Ingredients
1 cup instant dry (powder) milk
1/3 cup loose tea leaves
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons dried lemon peel
Honey to taste
Instructions
Put all the ingredients in an air tight glass jar and shake to mix the contents.
Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture in a large saucepan with 1 cup of water and bring to boil.
Remove from heat and let it stand for 3 minutes.
Strain the tea into a warm teapot using a wire strainer lined with a coffee filter or cheese cloth.
Pour into a mug and add honey to taste before drinking.
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Viennese Hot Coffee Mix
Ingredients
1 cup instant dry (powder) milk
1/3 cup instant coffee
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
Honey to taste
Instructions
Put all the ingredients in an air tight glass jar and shake to mix the contents.
Put a 1/3 cup of the mixture into a mug and add boiling water or boiling milk to fill the mug.
Add honey to taste before drinking.
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Spicy Hot Chocolate Mix
Ingredients
1 cup instant dry (powder) milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Honey to taste
Instructions
Put all the ingredients in an air tight glass jar and shake to mix the contents.
Put a 1/3 cup of the mixture into a mug and add boiling water or boiling milk to fill the mug.
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Chocolate Desserts
Chocolate Pudding
Ingredients
2 cups milk
8 tablespoons white sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
Mix the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in a bowl.
Gradually whisk in the milk until mixture is smooth and fully mixed.
Cook the mixture over moderate heat while stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and
become shiny (around 7 minutes).
(You can also cook it in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove from the microwave and
stir. Then cook for 1 minute intervals while stirring until the mixture thickens like mayonnaise.)
Remove from the heat source and add in the vanilla.
Pour elegant champagne glasses and cover with pudding with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from
forming.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Before serving garnish with strawberries and whipped cream if so desired.