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Acidophilus Drink

20151016RLPAcidophilus-2434The Ranch serves its Acidophilus Drink at breakfast and it’s a great natural probiotic with a healthy sour flavor. This drink benefits the friendly bacteria in your body while promoting intestinal health. Acidophilus helps with digestion by creating an acidic environment in your intestines and stomach which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. The origin of the word acidophilus is Latin acidus, meaning sour, and the Greek philus, meaning friend or lover. Together, they translate to “acid-loving.”  Drinking a bit of this sour beverage promotes a healthy acidic digestive system and helps leave you regular. And that leaves me loving this drink.

Makes  four 6-oz. servings
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 cup unsweetened low-fat plain yogurt
1 Tb fresh lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon to taste

For added sweetness, you can mix in a teaspoon or two of agave, local honey, stevia or fresh fruit.

Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher.  Sprinkle a little cinnamon across the top of each serving as a garnish.


herbed ice recipe 6

Herbed Lemon Ice Cubes

Perfect for summertime entertaining, these unique ice cubes were recently used in our Sangria La Puerta, served during our evening cooking/dancing class, Salsa Y Salsa.  The herbed ice cubes were a lovely addition and truly made it feel like summer.  Originally … Continue reading


Agua Fresca

Aguas Frescas

In Mexico, healthful fruit-based aguas are preferred to sugary sodas. Every class at La Cocina begins with one of these unique drinks, served in thick blue-rimmed glasses. Serve your aguas over ice in short tumblers. Note that except for the … Continue reading


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