Holiday Guide | Drink to your health

Happy Friday! It’s time to have a short break and refresh your body with some healthy, easy-made iced drinking. Replace those sugary sodas and alcohol drinks, cool down your summer time with these delicious healthy drink recipes!

Fresh Cherry Lemonadefress cherry lemonade

  • 2 cups sweet cherries, pitted, plus whole cherries for garnish
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water
  • Lemon slices for garnish

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Citrus Tea Punch

Photo by Jan Smith

Photo by Jan Smith

♠ Great for holiday entertaining.

  • 6 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 family-sized tea bags
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 (6-ounce) can thawed lemonade concentrate, undiluted
  • Ice
  • Lemon slices (optional)

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Iced Espresso

  • 1/2 cup ground espresso coffee beans
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • White sugar, to taste
  • 2 liters vanilla ice-cream

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Photo by Louise Lister

Photo by Louise Lister


Apple and Mint Ice Tea

   

Photo by Michelle Young

Photo by Michelle Young

  • 1/4 cup shredded mint
  • 3 peppermint teabags
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1.25L chilled clear apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 apple, chopped

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Choc-banana Energy Shake

Photo by Mark O'Meara

Photo by Mark O’Meara

  • 1 tablespoon Milo powder
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 medium banana, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons traditional oats
  • 6 ice cubes

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Remember to eat healthy, keep healthy on holiday. You can possibly lower the risk of getting overweight and anorexia after holiday.

Jie. X.

Holiday Recipes | Easy-made meals on holidays

Dining out is one of the most fun aspects of holiday, but it can get expensive and exhausting. If you don’t want to get too stressful for your holiday expense and worried about feel blue when face boring meals after holiday, try some easy-made meals during your break! Here are some recipes on oprah.com.

Fresh, Crispy Chicken Salad

Photo: Erin Kunkel

Photo: Erin Kunkel

Lime vinaigrette:

  • Grated zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil

Salad:

  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups (12 oz) fresh corn kernels (from about 2 ears of corn, grilled if desired)
  • 2 cups (12 oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 canned green chilies, chopped
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) corn oil
  • 4 corn tortillas, each 6 inches in diameter, halved
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups (3/4 lb.) shredded cooked chicken meat
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • Fresh cilantro leaves and sliced green onion for garnish (optional)

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/food/Chicken-Tostada-Salad-Recipe#ixzz3ob5mrbWf


Double Cheese and Ham Quiche

  • 1 1/3 cups cracker or tortilla chip crumbs (about 1 sleeve of crackers)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk

    Photo: Christopher Baker

    Photo: Christopher Baker

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon or honey mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese (about 1/4 pound), divided
  • 1 cup chopped ham (about 5 ounces)
  • 4 scallions, roughly chopped

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/food/Double-Cheese-and-Ham-Quiche-Recipe#ixzz3obAdDB20


Penne with Tuna, Plum Tomatoes and Black Olives

  • Salt
  • 3 ounces penne (or fusilli or shell pasta)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

    Photo: Dana Gallagher

    Photo: Dana Gallagher

  • 1 small onion or fat shallot , thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 large, ripe plum tomatoes (about 7 ounces), cut into rough chunks
  • 1 Tbsp. white wine
  • 2 1/2 to 3 ounces canned tuna in olive oil
  • 10 Italian or Greek black olives , pitted and quartered
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/food/Penne-with-Tuna-Plum-Tomatoes-and-Black-Olives#ixzz3obB4UC69

Remember to eat healthy, keep healthy on holiday. You can possibly lower the risk of getting overweight and anorexia after holiday.

Jie. X.