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7-Minute Coffee Dulce de Leche

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Specialty
    Makes: 1 1/4 cups
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Set a mug in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. Place sweetened condensed milk in a large microwave-safe bowl, then top with brewed coffee. Whisk to combine.
    5. Microwave for 7 minutes.
    6. Allow to cool completely, whisk occasionally.
  2. Preptime: 5 minutes
  3. Cooktime: 7 minutes

Creamy Dreamy Vanilla Coconut Ninjaccino

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 3 cups ice
    3. 1/3 cup sweetened cream of coconut
    4. 1/4 cup lowfat milk
    5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    6. 1/4 cup toasted shredded coconut, divided
    7. Whipped cream, for garnish

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Place the ice into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, combine coffee and ice with cream of coconut, milk, and vanilla in a 24-ounce or larger blender container.
    5. Blend until smooth, about 25 seconds. Stir in all but 1 teaspoon shredded coconut. Divide between 2 glasses.
    6. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon shredded coconut.
  2. Servings: 2 (12-ounce)

Flat White Coffee

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Small Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 1/2 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Set a mug in place to brew.
    3. Press the Specialty button.
    4. While coffee is brewing, place milk into a large mug. Microwave for 45 seconds. Froth for 30 seconds according to frothing instructions.
    5. When brew is complete, pour frothed milk into coffee, using a spoon to hold back the large foam. Then top with a dollop of large foam in the middle of the coffee.
  2. Servings: 1 (10-ounce)

Marshmallow Mint Latte

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 3 squares chocolate-mint sandwich candy, chopped
    3. 1/2 cup 1% milk
    4. 1/4 cup marshmallow cream

Directions

  1. Size: Cup setting
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Add the chopped chocolate-mint candy to a mug; set mug in place to brew.
    3. Select the Cup size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. While coffee is brewing, place milk and marshmallow cream into the glass jar of the Ninja Easy Frother™. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, secure lid, and pump the Frother 10 times. Or use a small microwave-safe jar with lid; secure lid, shake milk and marshmallow cream until foamy, remove lid, and microwave on High for 1 minute until mixture is hot and froth is set.
    5. When brew is complete, gently pour frothed mixture into coffee.
  2. Servings: 1 (12-ounce)

Double-Shot White Russian

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons ground coffee)
    2. 2 cups ice
    3. 2 ounces vodka
    4. 2 ounces coffee liqueur
    5. 4 tablespoons heavy cream, or to taste

Directions

  1. Size: Cup setting
    Brew: Over Ice
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Fill a plastic or metal cocktail shaker with the ice; set shaker in place to brew.
    3. Select the Cup size; press the Over Ice Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, add vodka and coffee liqueur and shake well to chill.
    5. Divide between 2 glasses, including the ice, and finish each with 2 tablespoons heavy cream.
  2. Servings: 2 (5-ounce)

Coconut Milk Latte

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
    3. 1/2 cup coconut milk beverage

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Place vanilla syrup into a mug; set mug in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. While coffee is brewing, place coconut milk into the glass jar of the Ninja Easy Frother™. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, secure lid, and pump the Frother 15 times. Or use a small microwave-safe jar with lid; secure lid, shake coconut milk until foamy, remove lid, and microwave on High for 1 minute until milk is hot and froth is set.
    5. When brew is complete, stir to combine, then gently pour frothed coconut milk into coffee.
  2. Servings: 1 (10-ounce)

Thai-Style Iced Coffee

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
    3. 1/4 cup 2% milk
    4. 2 cups ice

Directions

  1. Size: Cup setting
    Brew: Over Ice
    1. 1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. 2. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and 2% milk in a large plastic cup; stir to combine. Add the ice to the cup; set cup in place to brew.
    3. 3. Select the Cup size; press the Over Ice Brew button.
    4. 4. When brew is complete, stir to combine.
  2. Servings: 1 (14-ounce)

Coffee Tres Leche Cake

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Carafe Scoops (or 6 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 1 1/2 cups flour
    3. 1 tablespoon baking powder
    4. 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
    5. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    6. 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
    7. 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
    8. 1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
    9. 4 tablespoons coffee liqueur
    10. 3 tablespoons orange liqueur
    11. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    12. 2 tablespoons caramel sauce, for garnish
    13. 1/4 teaspoon salt, for garnish

Directions

  1. Size: Half Carafe setting
    Brew: Over Ice
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Set the carafe in place to brew.
    3. Select the Half Carafe size; press the Over Ice Brew button. Set brewed coffee aside.
    4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch cake pan and line bottom with greased parchment paper.
    5. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking powder; set aside.
    6. Using an electric mixer, whip egg whites and sugar on medium-high until semi-stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes.
    7. Reduce mixer speed to low; add egg yolks one at a time. Then slowly add flour mixture and 1/2 cup brewed coffee, alternately, until well combined, about 2 minutes.
    8. Pour batter into pan; bake for 40 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
    9. Allow cake to cool completely, then transfer to a 2-inch deep square casserole dish.
    10. Using a fork, poke lots of holes in the cake, making sure to puncture every inch.
    11. In a bowl, combine remaining coffee with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, 3/4 cup heavy cream, coffee liquor, and orange liquor.
    12. Pour mixture over cake, then cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator 6 to 24 hours or until all liquid is absorbed.
    13. Whip remaining 1 cup heavy cream with cinnamon until soft peaks form and spread over top of cake. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Preptime: 15 minutes
  3. Cooktime: 40 minutes plus Chill time: 6–24 hours
  4. Servings: 1 cake (16 servings)

Almond Chocolate-Kissed Coffee Cocktail

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 2 cups ice
    3. 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
    4. 2 tablespoons crème de cacao liqueur
    5. Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Size: Cup setting
    Brew: Over Ice
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Fill a plastic or metal cocktail shaker with the ice; set shaker in place to brew.
    3. Select the Cup size; Press the Over Ice Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, add amaretto and crème de cacao and shake well to chill.
    5. Strain and divide between 2 glasses; garnish with maraschino cherries.
  2. Servings: 2 (4-ounce)

Milk and Honey Coffee

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 2 tablespoons honey
    3. 1/4 cup half & half

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Classic
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Place honey and half & half into a mug. Microwave for 30 seconds, then set mug in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Classic Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, stir to combine.
  2. Servings: 1 (16-ounce)

Cinnamon Dulce Ninjaccino

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
    3. 3 cups ice
    4. 1/4 cup whole milk
    5. 1/2 cup dulce de leche
    6. Whipped cream, for garnish

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurements above, place the ground coffee and cinnamon into the brew basket.
    2. Place the ice into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, combine coffee and ice with milk and dulce de leche in a 24-ounce or larger blender container.
    5. Blend until smooth, about 25 seconds; divide between 2 glasses and top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
  2. Servings: 2 (10-ounce)

Maple-Chicory Iced Coffee

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons) ground coffee & chicory blend (found in your grocer’s coffee aisle)
    2. 2 cups ice
    3. 3/4 cup 2% milk
    4. 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste

Directions

  1. Size: Cup setting
    Brew: Over Ice
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee & chicory blend into the brew basket.
    2. Place the ice, milk, and maple syrup into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew.
    3. Select the Cup size; press the Over Ice Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, stir to combine.
  2. Servings: 1 (18-ounce)

Classic Tiramisu

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Carafe Scoops (or 6 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 6 large egg yolks
    3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    4. 2 cups mascarpone cheese
    5. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
    6. 1/2 cup coffee liqueur
    7. 2 packages (4.7 ounces each) lady finger cookies
    8. 1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, placed in a small sieve or strainer for dusting

Directions

  1. Size: Half Carafe
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Set a small bowl in place to brew.
    3. Select the Half Carafe size; press the Specialty Brew button. Allow coffee to cool.
    4. While coffee is cooling, use a double boiler (if you don’t have a double boiler, use a small pot full of almost simmering water topped with a large metal bowl). In the double boiler or metal bowl, add egg yolks and sugar, and whisk constantly for 4 minutes, or until egg yolk is light yellow with a smooth, creamy melted marshmallow texture. Remove from heat.
    5. Whisk mascarpone cheese into egg yolk mixture.
    6. In a separate large bowl, mix heavy cream with 2 tablespoons cooled brewed coffee, then whip until soft peaks form.
    7. Add coffee liqueur to remaining brewed coffee.
    8. Assemble the tiramisu by dipping lady fingers one at a time into coffee liqueur mixture and placing in an even layer on the bottom of a trifle bowl or ceramic dish. Spread 1/3 of the mascarpone egg mixture onto lady fingers, followed by 1/3 of the whipped cream, followed by a dusting of cocoa powder. Repeat layers again starting with coffee-dipped lady fingers. The final layer should be whipped cream topped with an even dusting of cocoa powder.
    9. Chill in refrigerator 4 to 24 hours before serving.
  2. Preptime: 30 minutes
  3. Cooktime: 4 minutes plus 4-24 hours Chill Time
  4. Servings: 8–12 servings

Iced Coconut Milk Latte

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 2 cups ice
    3. 3/4 cup coconut milk beverage
    4. 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Place the ice, coconut milk, and vanilla syrup into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, stir to combine.
  2. Servings: 1 (16-ounce)

Café Con Chocolate

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Carafe Scoops (or 6 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 2 packets hot chocolate mix
    3. 1 1/2 cups whole milk, warm, divided
    4. Whipped cream, for garnish
    5. Chocolate syrup, for garnish

Directions

  1. Size: Half Carafe setting
    Brew: Rich
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. In a measuring cup, stir together hot chocolate mix and 1/2 cup milk until well combined. Stir in remaining milk and mix well.
    3. Pour hot chocolate mixture into the carafe; set carafe in place to brew.
    4. Select the Half Carafe size; press the Rich Brew button.
    5. When brew is complete, gently stir to combine and divide between 4 cups. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
  2. Servings: 4 (8-ounce)

Chocolate Raspberry Affogato

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) chocolate raspberry ground coffee
    2. 2 cups vanilla gelato or ice cream
    3. 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
    4. 1/2 cup fresh raspberries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Set a mug in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. While coffee is brewing, place a 1-cup scoop of gelato each into 4 small cups or ice cream dishes.
    5. Divide brewed coffee over the scoops of ice cream in each cup. Top each with 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup, and garnish with raspberries.
  2. Preptime: 5 minutes
  3. Servings: 4 servings

Sweet Sofiaccino

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground Colombian coffee
    2. 3 cups ice
    3. 1/4 cup evaporated milk
    4. 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
    5. Whipped cream, for garnish
    6. Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Place the ice into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, combine coffee and ice with evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk in a 24-ounce or larger blender container.
    5. Blend until smooth, about 25 seconds; divide between 2 glasses and garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.
  2. Servings: 2 (10-ounce)

Cinnamon Caramel Iced Coffee

Ingredients

    1. 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3. 2 cups ice
    4. 2 tablespoons half & half
    5. 2 tablespoons caramel syrup

Directions

  1. Size: Travel Mug setting
    Brew: Over Ice
    1. Following the measurements above, place the ground coffee and cinnamon into the brew basket.
    2. Place the ice, half & half, and caramel syrup into a large plastic cup; set cup in place to brew.
    3. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Over Ice Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, stir to combine.
  2. Servings: 1 (16-ounce)

Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino

Ingredients

  • 4 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 4 tablespoons) ground coffee
    5 ounces 1% milk
    1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish

Directions

    1. Following the measurement above, place the ground coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Place milk, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice into the Ninja Easy Frother™. Microwave on High for about 1 minute. Remove from microwave, secure lid, and pump the frother 15 times.
    3. Pour frothed milk into a mug; set mug in place to brew.
    4. Select the Travel Mug size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    5. When brew is complete, garnish with an additional sprinkle of pumpkin spice, if desired.
  1. Servings: 1 (12-ounce)

Iced Caramel Macchiato

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons) ground coffee
    2. 2 cups ice
    3. 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
    4. 3/4 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. Size: Cup
    Brew: Specialty
    1. Place the coffee into the brew basket.
    2. Place the ice, caramel syrup, and milk into a large plastic cup and set in place to brew.
    3. Select the Cup size; press the Specialty Brew button.
    4. When brew is complete, stir to combine.
  2. Servings: 1 (16-ounce)

Licorice Over Louisiana Coffee

Ingredients

    1. 3 Ninja® Single-Serve Scoops (or 3 tablespoons) ground coffee & chicory blend (found in your grocer’s coffee aisle)
    2. 2 teaspoons anise seed
    3. 1 teaspoon cane sugar
    4. 1/2 cup 1% milk

Directions

  1. Size: Cup setting
    Brew: Rich
    1. Following the measurements above, place the ground coffee & chicory blend and anise seed into the brew basket.
    2. Place sugar into a mug; set mug in place to brew.
    3. Select the Cup size; press the Rich Brew button.
    4. While coffee is brewing, place milk into the glass jar of the Ninja Easy Frother™. Microwave on High for 1 minute. Remove from microwave, secure lid, and pump the Frother 15 times. Or use a small microwave-safe jar with lid; secure lid, shake milk until foamy, remove lid, and microwave on High for 1 minute until milk is hot and froth is set.
    5. When brew is complete, gently pour frothed milk into coffee.
  2. Servings: 1 (13-ounce)
Get Healthy With Ninja

The NINJA® Culinary Team creates and develops delicious and nutritional recipes with YOU in mind. Our team is comprised of professional chefs and nutritionists who have an expertise in understanding and creating the perfect combinations of flavors and ingredients that will delight you, with a healthier focus in mind. Our goal is for you to use these recipes as your personal favorites to share with your friends and family!

Best 6 Balancing Act Secrets

Good health is a balancing act of two parts: your diet and your lifestyle. With Spring upon us and Summer around the corner, this month is a great time to think about that balancing act. Do you think often of how much or what you eat? Do you exercise once in a while, but rarely think about the food you eat? One little known fact is that health management is more about the food you put into your body versus the amount of exercise you get. For example, let’s say the snack machine calls your name and you eat 3 candy bars in about 10 minutes for a whopping 1000 calories. By contrast, you could perform 10 minutes of high-level cardio exercises, but you would burn only about 100 calories! To put it simply – you can’t out-exercise a poor diet. Our bodies need nutritious foods to keep us looking and feeling our best. Balance things out in May with the Best 6 Balancing Act Secrets:

1. Eat Regularly – Breakfast, lunch and dinner are meals of the past. Aim to eat 4-6 small meals a day, while snacking on nutritious foods such as bananas, nonfat yogurt and almonds. Eating regularly provides your body with steady nutrients and keeps your metabolism working at peak performance.

2. Be Portion Aware – Portion sizes in restaurants have become immense. With that, we are consuming many more calories than our bodies need, resulting in obesity, disease and even some cancers. Keep in mind that your stomach is about the size of your fist. Remember this when you are looking at a plate of food and wondering if you can or should eat it all. Use small plates at home and, as soon as you are served at a restaurant, divide your meal and take half home for the next day.

3. Eat Lean – Protein such as fish, chicken breast, egg whites, quinoa and black beans are all smart choices for eating lean. These foods will keep you feeling full longer, likely reducing the total amount of calories consumed in a day. Opt for grilled or broiled meat or fish, never fried, for better balance overall.

4. Be Fiber Full – A high-fiber diet aids in achieving a healthy weight and keeps your system regular. Important dietary fiber is mainly found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

5. Drink H2O – Every system in your body depends on water. It is necessary to keep your body properly hydrated to flush toxins and carry nutrients to your cells. Increase water intake, cut sodas and sugary beverages, and limit your alcohol consumption.

6. The Ninja® Secret – Above all, use your Ninja® System to put all these secrets into action. Join us as we spring into better health this month with light and easy recipes created with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

May Exercise Tips:

Lift – Just two weight-lifting sessions a week can reduce overall body fat in a matter of weeks, even if you don’t cut calories from your diet.

Inchworm – With knees slightly bent, reach your hands to the ground and slowly walk your hands in front of you until you are in a pushup position. Perform 1-3 pushups and then inch your feet toward your hands until almost standing. Repeat exercise 15 times.

Leg Circles – Kneel on your left knee with your foot behind you. With your left hand on the floor for balance, extend your right leg out parallel to the floor. Keep your core tight and begin making small forward circles with your right leg for 30 seconds, then reverse directions for another 30 seconds. Switch legs and repeat exercise 3 times.

Partner Abs – Grab a friend for this exercise and form great abs together. Lie with your back on the floor, with your head between your partner’s feet and holding their ankles or calves for support. Engaging your abdomen, bring your legs up towards your partner and allow them to gently push your legs away, down and in different directions. Do not let your feet hit the ground by resisting the force and keeping abs engaged for 20 seconds. Switch and repeat.

Grocery Bag Arms – As you carry in your groceries to your home, perform bicep curls using your weighted bags.

May Health Tips:

Pump Up the Volume – Studies have shown that listening to your favorite music can increase your endurance by 15%. Grab those headphones and get moving!

No Midnight Snacking – Avoid eating at least 2 hours before bed. You will wake up feeling lighter, less bloated and have increased weight loss. Hint: if you usually snack before snoozing, go for a quick walk instead– it will curb your hunger.

Sweat it Out – If you aren’t regularly using a sauna, you should. Sauna bathing can relieve stress, relax muscles, sooth aches and pains, flush toxins, cleanse the skin and burn calories. Check with your doctor first before starting any new regimen involving a sauna or hot spa heat.

Keep it Real – Sugar substitutes have no calories, so it’s better for you than real sugar, right? Wrong. Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners may actually be doing your body more harm than good. These artificial sweeteners can actually increase your appetite, so you may end up consuming more. Cut back on sugar and sweeteners a little at a time; use fruit juice, honey or natural agave as a sweetener instead.

Breaking Bad – It takes about 28 days to break a bad habit. Start today, eating clean and working out. You may not see immediate results, but your body is changing. Keep going!

What's in Season

Many great tasting fruits & veggies are in season this May:

  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Collards
  • Green Onions
  • Leeks
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Spring Peas
  • Strawberries

Healthy Tips

  • Keep a food diary to track eating habits.
  • When dining out, ask for sauces and dressings on the side.
  • Take control of what your eat, learn to say no to unhealthy foods.
  • if you are hungry, sniff an apple or peppermint. You will feel less hungry.
  • Don't eat because you are bored. Learn the difference.

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Healthy Combinations

Apples taste great with:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts

Pears taste great with:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts

Nut Milks taste great with:

  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Almonds
  • Walnuts

Kale taste great with:

  • Fresh Lemon
  • Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Ginger

Swiss Chard taste great with:

  • Fresh Lemon
  • Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Ginger

Romaine taste great with:

  • Fresh Lemon
  • Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Ginger

Green Tea taste great with:

  • Berries of all types
  • Tart Cherry
  • Pomegranate Concentrates

Sweet Potatoes taste great with:

  • Turmeric
  • Maple Syrup

Carrots taste great with:

  • Turmeric
  • Maple Syrup

Butternut Squash taste great with:

  • Turmeric
  • Maple Syrup

Arugula taste great with:

  • Mint
  • Pear
  • Apple

Pineapples taste great with:

  • Coconut
  • Banana

Mango taste great with:

  • Coconut
  • Banana

Papaya taste great with:

  • Coconut
  • Banana

Strawberries taste great with:

  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Goji Berries