Chai Tea Latte Rum Toddy

We’re a little obsessed with Chai Tea Latte toddies for the complex layering of flavors that occurs when tea and spirits mingle—not to mention their unbeatable warming qualities on a chilly day. Combinations of whiskey, lemon and honey are classic, but why stop there?

This chai-rum toddy will brighten your winter with notes of citrus and spice.

Ingredients:
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp. whole cloves
Caffe D’Vita Chai Latte Mix
3 oz. aged rum
16 oz. water
2 tsp. honey, or to taste
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

Tools: saucepan, fine-mesh strainer, spoon,
Glass: mug

Preparation:
Combine spices with water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and add Caffe D’Vita Chai Tea Latte to the water, stir and allow mixture to steep for 4 minutes. Stir then allow the spices to simmer for another 6 minutes for a total of 10 minutes. Strain spiced tea into two glasses. Stir in 1 1/2 oz. rum, 1/4 oz. lemon juice and 1 tsp. honey (or desired amount) into each glass. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
Serves 2.

Caffe D’Vita’s products have a long shelf life, are kosher, are quick to make, and can be made hot or cold and with either a blender or granita machine. The premium ingredients are guaranteed to produce accurate serving results every time. Our unique customer service and promotional support is backed by over 38 years of experience in the premium beverage industry.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

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Hot Cocoa
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Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes

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A Refreshing Green Smoothie Perfect for a Hot Summer Day

I love watermelon and it’s one of my favorite summer fruits. Watermelon contains 0.7 milligrams of iron in just two cups. It’s also a great source of vitamin C with 28% Daily Value in two cups. It’s hydrating as well.

Watermelon is perfectly okay to use in a green smoothie. The idea that watermelon must always be eaten on its own and never mixed is obviously not the case.

I really like adding parsley to smoothies as it is also a great source of iron. One cup of parsley contains 3.7 milligrams of iron providing up to 10% DV of iron for a vegan/vegetarian woman or almost 50% for an omnivore male.

I used frozen strawberries to make my smoothie a little colder, but you can use fresh if you prefer. If it is a particularly hot summer day, a frozen strawberry and watermelon smoothie is “heaven-sent”. Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C with 94% DV in just one cup!

With just 160 calories in this recipe, you can enjoy it as an afternoon refreshment, or before a meal.

Refreshing Watermelon-Mint Green Smoothie Recipe with Parsley

2 cups watermelon
11 fresh mint leaves
1 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley
¼ cup Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Base Smoothie Mix

Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamins B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

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Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
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Five Tips to Enjoying Frozen Drinks and Avoiding Calorie Land Mines

On the warmest days, nothing beats the heat like an icy beverage. It’s OK to indulge in the occasional frozen treat, and it’s possible to revel in them on a more regular basis, especially if you don’t mind a little sugar. For those looking for sugar free drinks try Caffe D’Vita’s sugar free mixes. Using Splenda®, our products are made without sugar, and are low in calories and have the same great taste without compromising flavor.

SMOOTHIES

Made with real fruit, smoothies can have some redeeming value, but serving size is important. The bigger you make your smoothie, the more calories. On the warmest days, nothing beats the heat like an icy beverage, but moderation is the key. It’s OK to indulge in the occasional frozen treat, and it’s possible to revel in them on a more regular basis. But, watch your portion size.

Tips to keeping it healthy

1• Pay attention to serving size.

2• Read the ingredients. Code words to avoid: whipped cream, creamy and drizzled.

3• Don’t make it a daily habit. If you are going for a full-calorie splurge, make it an occasional indulgence of no more than once a week.

4• Make it yourself to better control what you are consuming. Turn your smoothie craving into a healthy way to eat by making smoothies at home with seasonal fruit and ice. Consider adding nonfat yogurt, and if you are feeling adventurous, add spinach or kale to the blender to pump up the nutrients.

5• Beware of mixed adult beverages. An average margarita has just under 400 calories, pina coladas even more. Try a lower-calorie beverage by combining equal parts wine and club soda for just 80 calories and half the alcohol of a glass of wine.

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

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Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
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How a Frozen Banana Smoothie Might Save Your Life

I don’t know about you, but I always end up with spotty bananas in my kitchen when they get to this stage. I chop them up, throw them in a container and put them in the freezer.

According to a Japanese scientific study, fully ripened bananas with dark patches produce a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. Apparently, the more dark patches a banana has, the higher its immunity enhancement quality will be. So, extremely ripe bananas actually possess an anti-cancer quality. I always thought they were too ripe and too sweet to eat. Now I put bananas in a smoothie to help stay healthy! Bananas make brilliant smoothies: just the right mix of sweetness and frostiness.

4 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
2 tbsp tahini
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
2 tbsp of Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Base Smoothie mix
½ cup crushed ice

Place the bananas on a tray and freeze for at least 2 hours or until almost solid. Put the bananas in a blender with the tahini, crushed ice, Caffe D’Vita’s Vanilla Base Smoothie and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

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Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
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Mix and Match Your Own Smoothies

I have been making smoothies for years. One of my favorites using Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Base smoothie mix and creating a delicious Greek yogurt with mango smoothie.

Here are a few other combos shared with me that you might like:

Mix and match your own smoothie. Use any of our smoothie mixes for a start and  use your imagination. Choose items from each of the columns below to make your own unique smoothie using our vanilla smoothie as a base.

Liquid

Fruit juice
Vegetable juice
Milk
Soy milk
Herbal tea
Yogurt
Fruit nectars
Fruit

Plums
Peaches
Melon
Pineapple
Banana
Berries
Mango
Thickeners

Frozen fruit
Bananas
Yogurt
Ice cream
Sherbet
Sorbet
Frozen yogurt
Extras  

Seeds or nuts
Honey or molasses
Protein powder
Brewer’s yeast
Bee pollen

Caffe D’Vita’s Fruit Cream Smoothies are made with a combination of our great creamer, natural ingredients, and unique fruit flavors that produces outstanding Smoothies.

Low Fat · No Hydrogenated Oils · No Trans Fat · Gluten Free.

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

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Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

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Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
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Three Delicious Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Thankfully, there are lots of smoothies to choose from in case you are the picky type. If you are also the kind who drools over sweet stuffs, you will certainly be surprised to know that there are a lot of healthy options when it comes to smoothies.

Another wonderful thing about smoothies is that you can use whatever fruit is in season and so relatively speaking, smoothies are healthier. These three smoothies will not only satisfy and quench your thirst but these will also help you feel full and certainly healthy as the products have lower sugar and calorie content.

1. Mocha Smoothie

Yes, we are talking about chocolates! With a mocha smoothie to refresh you during the day, you’ll never go wrong. To make a mocha smoothie, start with 4 Tbsp. of Caffe D’Vita’s all natural Mocha Frappe. Pour 6 Oz. of 2% milk into blender add. Add 12 oz (1 ½ cups) of ice into blender. Blend thoroughly until smooth. If you want you could add ½ cup vanilla frozen yogurt to kick up the protein. Add the ingredients in your ever-dependable blender and enjoy!
2. Watermelon Smoothie
As we all know, watermelon is loaded with lots of water to keep your body hydrated. More than that, watermelon is refreshing and will surely perk you up. Not only that, with watermelon, you won’t have to worry about the calories you’ll have. So, in order to have a smoothie, in a blender combine 4 Tbsp of  Caffe D’Vita’s Vanilla Base with six cups of watermelon (remove the seeds please), Add 1 ½ cups of ice into blender and you are good to blend.

3. Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Who doesn’t love the taste of banana complemented by peanut butter? Peanut butter is loaded with lots of protein while banana is famous for its potassium. With the combination of the two, you’ll reward yourself with two important nutrients. To have the perfect blend, combine 4 Tbsp of Caffe D’Vita’s Vanilla Base with one banana and 2 Tsp of your favorite peanut butter. Add 1 ½ cups into blender and your good to go.

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

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Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
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Summer is for Smoothies

When you’ve got amazing summer fruit, there are more ways to enjoy it than just eating it out of hand — one of the most fun ways is by making smoothies. It’s incredibly easy to take strawberries, blueberries, peaches, melon or cherries and blend them into a drink that’s creamy and satisfying. Plus there’s room for creativity. Start with Caffe D’Vita’a Smoothie Vanilla Base Mix and go from there.

Try mixing with yogurt, oats, coconut milk, buttermilk or even almond butter for adding texture. A delicious smoothie can be a super-satisfying snack and feel like a treat. They can also fit the niche when you feel like something a little sweet to drink instead of eating.  It will definitely beat a late-afternoon sugar craving.

I love fruit, but I hate being disappointed by fruit. I bought a box of raspberries, carefully inspected, but later found to have lots of soggy berries hidden in it.  The melon that smelled wonderful at the store and then turned out to be as hard inside. But a smoothie smooths away all those fruity missteps.  If your fruit disappoints, fling it into the blender with some compatible juice and a few chunks of any other fruit you may have around, or a little vanilla yogurt and you wind up with a delicious cocktail that’s healthy besides .

And, joy of joys, I discovered that bags of frozen mixed fruit are available to lend a little variety and excitement to the mix, blend and drink.

My favorite smoothie has turned out to be one made with cranberries, apples and raspberries (and a little apple juice).

OK, here’s a tip. Buy the really, really fat straws and you’ll have no problem sipping up that delicious fruit smoothie.

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

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Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
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Blended Iced Coffee Quickly Gaining in Popularity

In the heat of summer, coffee drinkers throughout the world quickly shift their tastes to blended iced coffees which provides the flavor, caffeine and sustenance of roasted coffee in a more palatable form.

Long popular among coffee enthusiasts blended iced coffee is quickly gaining popularity among the general consumer audience as evidenced by the fact that it is available in fast food franchises and sold bottled in grocery stores. Coffee shops have perfected the art of sweet, dairy-based iced coffees. As a result, coffee shops ranging from local independents to major national chains now feature a variety of iced coffee drinks made from brewed coffee.

To fully understand the popularity of iced coffee, one must understand the preparation and serving methods. Proper iced coffee brewing involves using dissolved espresso into iced milk or water for a quick, fresh flavor. The resulting coffee can be served chilled, and is sweetened with syrup or sweet dairy flavors.

For many years consumers made blended iced coffee concentrate by soaking ground coffee and chicory with water in a mayonnaise jar. The next day, the grounds would be filtered out. The result was a very strong coffee concentrate that was mixed with milk and sweetened.

All sounds like a lot of fuss huh? But today we have Caffe D’Vita blended ice coffee mixes which makes is super easy to make your favorite blended ice coffee.

Caffe D’Vita blended ice coffee mixes are low in fat without any hydrogenated oils. Caffe D’Vita blended ice coffee mixes contain no Trans fat and are gluten free.

Caffe D’Vita uses only the finest Arabica coffees along with a unique creamer and other premium ingredients in our seven flavors: Mocha Latte, Caramel Latte, Java Chip Latte, Toffee Coffee Latte, Coffee Latte, Vanilla Latte and Double Mocha Latte. Our mixes are quick and easy to make, just combine with ice and water and blend smooth and creamy.

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

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Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
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Healthy Green Drinks Growing in Popularity

Easy to make, ultra-healthy and tasty enough that kids will drink, those are the claims to fame of “green smoothies,” concoctions that combine a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits into healthy drinks.

As someone who didn’t eat many vegetables, I see the smoothies as a good way to get in a lot of vegetables because they taste good.

Most recipes start with Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Base or if I want a more fruity taste use mango, orange or strawberry banana as a base. To that I add greens like chard, spinach, lettuce, arugula or something similar and a variety of mixed berries, bananas, pears and other fruits. The general ratio is one-third vegetables, one-third fruit and one-third base mix.

Green smoothies have zoomed from fringe to mainstream. The popularity of green drinks is growing in a quantum way. If you spend only 10 minutes a day in the kitchen raw greens and fruit. It’s an easy way for the average American who owns a blender to dramatically increase her nutrition.”

Remember the average person gets only one to two servings of vegetables and fruits a day and many of those are cooked, which can destroy the enzymes and vitamins.
Also leafy greens, are rich sources of antioxidants and fiber, and provide vitamins A, C and K. Proponents of smoothies say they help with weight loss and boost immune systems and vitality, as well as improving skin quality.

A green smoothie is a great way to get servings of fruits and vegetables in our diets.”

Green smoothies make great meal replacements or snacks which include the recommended fruits and leafy green vegetables. They make an excellent beverage replacement for soda as they are nutrient-dense and don’t have all the added sugar. They will leave you filling fuller and more satisfied.

We recommend buying a high-powered blender, the better to truly liquefy the drinks. The blender is a big huge deal. You can totally tell a difference in how well it grinds things up.

After enjoying a green smoothie I just feel happier, and my mood is better. It’s something that helps me feel better, and it increases quality of life.

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.
Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
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‘What’s Not to Love’? – Caffe D’Vita Blended Cappuccino Ice Drinks

The hot days of summer are coming and that calls for really cold drinks and no drinks get colder or yummier than a Caffe D’Vita ice blended beverages. Caffe D’Vita has a line of really good cappuccino drink mixes. Also I do absolutely adore their ‘guilt-free’ Sugar Free French Vanilla Cappuccino.

Caffe D’Vita offers 17 different delicious cappuccino flavors that can be served either hot, iced, or blended: Mocha Cappuccino, French Vanilla, English Toffee, White Chocolate, Hazelnut, Caramel, Amaretto, Irish Cream, White Chocolate Raspberry, Cinnamon Mocha, Hawaiian Mocha, Pumpkin Spice, Mint Mocha, Orange Mocha, Peppermint, Mocha, Sugar Free Mocha, and Sugar Free French Vanilla, all a delicious, refreshing blend of coffee and sumptuous flavors.

Caffe D’Vita’s Cappuccino uses premium Arabica coffee and the finest flavorings and ingredients. Caffe D’Vita’s Instant Cappuccino Mixes are the best instant cappuccino available today, they are low in fat, contain no hydrogenated oils, are free of Trans fat and are also gluten free as well.

Caffe D’Vita Ice Blended Drinks are easy to make. To make this rejuvenating delightful blended ice coffee drink, just place 3 oz of water or milk in a blender, add ½ oz mix, add 3 to 4 large ice cubes, and blend until smooth. Optionally you can add ice cream, ½ oz of syrup flavoring or your favorite liqueur. Top with whipped cream, and enjoy!

Customer Service and Premium Ingredients remain our greatest priorities as we continue to develop new and exciting products. Please shop the website for a complete listing of products available to you…our valued customer.

If you are interested in becoming a Caffe D’Vita foodservice distributor, we would be happy to provide you with the resources to market Caffe D’Vita products to your customers.

To contact us, simply click here or call us at 800-200-5005 x315.
Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for over 39 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Classic Cream Smoothies
Hot Cocoa
Espresso
Chai Tea Lattes
Iced Cappuccinos
Single Serve Envelopes
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice
800-200-5005 x315
[email protected]
www.caffedvita.com/foodservice.htm