On St. Patrick's Day, many people take the opportunity to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Residents of senior living may be seeking something a bit more sophisticated than green beer, so why not try out this delicious schnapps shake, or a bubbly mint champagne?
Refreshing and cool, a holiday drink is the perfect treat that takes only minutes to whip up. By using low-fat ingredients, you can cut down on calories as well. Just remember to drink responsibly!
Mint Schnapps St. Patrick's Day Shake
Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
4 C low-fat French vanilla ice cream
1/2 C peppermint schnapps
6-8 drops green food coloring
4 mint sprigs
In a blender, combine the ice cream, peppermint schnapps and food coloring. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together, and divide evenly between four separate glasses. Top with the sprigs of mint and serve immediately.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
During the winter months, seniors living in retirement communities may want to enjoy a delicious yet healthy pick-me-up to brighten their days. Luckily, National Strawberry Day is right around the corner, giving people the perfect excuse to add a bit of sweetness to their lives. When Feb. 27 rolls around, seniors should be sure to whip up some simple dishes centered around strawberries, relishing both the flavor and the health benefits that come from these juicy berries.
The Boston Globe states that when the New England Patriots have a break between plays, they snack on pistachios. The team recently collaborated with the American Pistachio Growers as ambassadors of the super food, and will be participating in nutrition education programs that highlight the health benefits people can gain from munching on these nuts. Residents of senior living may consider incorporating pistachios into their diet as part of a balanced nutritional plan, particularly Feb. 26, National Pistachio Day.
Friday, Jan. 31 marks the end of the Chinese calendar and the celebration of a new year. According to tradition, each year aligns with one of the 12 symbols of the Chinese zodiac, which cycle through over the course of time.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, televisions will be aglow as football fans gather to watch the 48th Super Bowl - a showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. The event is a highlight of the annual sporting calendar, and TV viewers alone are anticipated to spend billions of dollars stocking up on game day gear and snacks this year.