Low calorie drinks: Guilt-Free Foodie recipe recap

December 14, 2020

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Cool down with healthy beverages that are big on flavor yet small on caloric intake! 

 

 

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Like milk tea? 

Here's how you can make a sweet yet guilt-free alternative to your favorite milk tea drink.

(544 cal per serving)

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Soy Tea With Jelly Sinkers 

(56 cal per serving) 

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 packet of black or ceylon tea
  • 4 tsp of coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup of soy milk
  • Hot water 
  • Ice

You Will Need:

  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Blender
  • Clear glass or Mason jar

Instructions:

  1. Pour the contents of the unflavored jelly packet into a small bowl. 
  2. Then, add hot water and start mixing the concoction using a whisk. 
  3. Let the jelly liquid chill for two hours in the refrigerator
  4. Steep the black tea in a pot filled with hot water for five minutes
  5. Place four spoonfuls of Coconut Sugar into a pan under low heat, then add 1:3 ratio of water. Stir the mixture constantly. 
  6. Once it reaches a syrupy consistency, transfer it to a bowl
  7. Bring out the blender and add as much ice as desired then pour ¼ cup of soy milk, a cup of tea, and drizzle a spoonful of coconut syrup. Blend everything together until it reaches a smooth consistency. 
  8. Now, it’s time to serve! Grab a clear glass then scoop your desired amount of jelly, place some ice cubes, and finally, pour in the blended mixture. 
  9. Drop in a giant straw, sip, and enjoy!

 


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Like frappes? 

Get the same experience of drinking your neighborhood cafe's frappe with a healthier and punchier Dirty Horchata.

(204 cal per serving) 

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Dirty Horchata Frappe

(130 cal per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 packets of sweetener
  • 1 ¼ tsp of vanilla extract 
  • 1 shot of espresso 
  • Ice

You Will Need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Blender
  • Kitchen strainer/sieve
  • Glass

Instructions:

  1. Pour your uncooked rice into a mixing bowl then add water followed by a pair of cinnamon sticks. Leave the mixture to chill in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
  2. Once the mixture is set, remove the cinnamon sticks then pour the rice mixture into the blender. 
  3. Pulse it a few times in the blender until you break down the rice. 
  4. Next, add your vanilla extract and sweetener before blending it together once again. 
  5. Grab a glass filled with ice and use a sieve to strain the liquid as you carefully pour it into the container. 
  6. Add a shot of espresso and mix it up. 
  7. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder to top it all off and tadasay hello to your Horchata!


For more Guilt-Free Foodie adventures with Chef Gerick Manalo, you can binge the entire series here

Calorie count information is based on nutrionix.com


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