Bee Tree ~ In which...We find Pooh's Honey Spot
Beverages
*Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age.
Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.


 

 Honey 'N' Fruit Tea
Makes 6 servings

Concentrate:  
4 tea bags
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup crushed mint leaves, packed
1 cup orange juice
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice

Steep tea bags in boiling water 10 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Add honey and mint; mix well. Add fruit juices and refrigerate until ready to use.

Mixer:  
 Ice cubes
1-1/2 quarts carbonated water

Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice cubes.
Add 1/2 cup fruit juice mixture and fill glass with 1/2 cup carbonated water.

Finishing tip: Garnish each drink with a pineapple spear.


Nutrients Per Serving (12 oz.)

Calories: 151 Fat Total: 0 g
Protein: 0.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 39 g Sodium: 7 mg
Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g Calories from fat: 0%
 Sweet Summer Fruit Smoothie
Makes 2 servings

One 8-oz. container vanilla low-fat yogurt
1-1/2 cups peeled, sliced ripe peaches, nectarines or other fruits
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 cup wheat germ
Place all ingredients in blender container; cover.
Blend or process on high speed about 1 minute or until smooth.

Pour smoothie into 2 glasses and, if desired, sprinkle with additional wheat germ.

Note: For a thicker, frosty smoothie, freeze fruit overnight.
Use frozen fruit as directed above.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
 (1/2 of recipe): Cal. 260, Cal. from Fat 25, Fat 3g, Sat. Fat 1g, Chol. 5mg, Sodium 75mg, Carbo. 54g, Fiber 4g, Prot. 11g
 Holiday Honey Punch
Makes 13 servings (3/4 cups each)

2 cups   boiling water  
3/4 cup   honey  
4 cups   cranberry juice
2 cups   orange juice
1 cup   lemon juice
1 quart   ginger ale
 ice cubes  

Garnish: sliced lemons, limes oranges or strawberries (optional)  
Directions: Combine boiling water and honey, stirring to dissolve.  
Chill. In large punch bowl combine cranberry, orange and lemon juices.  
Stir in honey mixture.  Just before serving add ginger ale, ice cubes and fruit garnish.
 Honey Lemonade
Makes 4 servings

Concentrate:
6 tbsp. honey
1 cup lemon juice
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Dissolve honey in lemon juice. Add lemon slices and refrigerate until ready to use.

Mixer:  
Ice cubes  
1 quart carbonated water

Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice cubes. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice mixture and fill glass with carbonated water. Makes 4 servings.

Finishing tip: Garnish each drink with a lemon wedge.

Nutrients Per Serving (12 oz.)

Calories: 121 Fat Total: 0 g
Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 35 g Sodium: 23 mg
Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g Calories from fat: 0%
 Honey Mulled Cider
Makes 6 servings

1  large lemon, cut in half  
1  medium orange, cut in half
16  whole cloves
4 cups  apple juice
1/2 cup  honey
4 (2-inch.) cinnamon sticks  
1/4 tsp.  ground ginger  

Cut two slices (1/4-inch thick) from each lemon and orange half. Insert whole cloves into slices; set aside. Squeeze juice from remainder of fruit halves into a medium non-reactive saucepan. Stir in apple juice and honey; mix well. Add cinnamon sticks, ginger and reserved fruit slices. Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. Serve immediately in a heatproof serving bowl.

Nutrients Per Serving (1/6 of recipe)  

Calories: 178 Fat Total: 0 g
Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 47 g Sodium: 7 mg
Dietary Fiber: 1 g Calories from fat: 1%