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Re-Discovered Chai Tea Latte

Last week I met my husband for lunch and I didn’t know what to order, but I did know pretty quickly what I wanted something great to drink. I’m diet soda free (with the exception of the calorie-free sparkling flavored water I get every once in a while). I’ve been trying to find drink that I like that isn’t soda, and one that I’ve re-discovered is Chai Tea Lattes. I’ve fallen in love with Caffe D’Vita Chai Tea Latte mix and have one maybe once or twice a week. Read more

Smoothies an Alternative to Heavier Summer Meals

Smoothies can be a refreshing alternative to heavier meals in the scorching summer months, particularly when the last thing you want to do is exert any extra energy, chewing included.

The problem is that if you’re not chewing your lunch, it may be easy to assume that you’re not consuming as many calories as you would if you were indulging in a platter of greasy disco fries.

Smoothies prepared with whole milk, ice cream, sugar or any combination thereof could make you pack on the pounds and leave you wishing you got those skinny black jeans in a size larger and with extra stretch. But other smoothie, like the one below is filling and healthy and will make skipping that order of disco fries worthwhile.

Mango Fruit Cream Smoothie
Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon Caffe D’Vita Smoothie mix (Vanilla Base).
2 cups mango, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt with honey)
2 cups ice

Place all the ingredients in a blender, leaving the ice for last. Blend on high for at least 30 seconds or until smooth.

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Caffe D’Vita’s premium foodservice products will exceed your quality and taste standards as our Cappuccino products have for nearly 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
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

 

 

 

Summer is Better with a Frosty Smoothie in Your Hand

Any sunny day is better when you have a frosty smoothie in your hand. This tropical strawberry banana smoothie is rich and creamy, frosty and cool. The sweet flavor of juicy strawberries, luscious banana and tropical fruits are great when combined with Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Smoothie Base mix.

This wellness blend will boost your mood and give your body some nutrients to feel good about.

Tropical Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Serves 1.

1 banana, frozen
1/2 cup strawberries, frozen
1/4 cup pineapple, frozen
3/4 cup almond or soy milk, plain/unsweetened
1 Tablespoon Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Smoothie Base mix.
1 Tablespoon high quality vegan protein powder
1/3 cup ice

Blend and serve.

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 nearly 40 years.
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
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

 

 

 

 

Smoothies can be Just About Anything You want Them to be

I have been making smoothies for years. My favorite smoothies start with Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Base smoothie mix. I discovered that bags of frozen mixed fruit and maybe some Greek yogurt lend a little variety and excitement to the mix..

If you’ve never had a smoothie before, now might be a good time to start. Smoothies can be just about anything you want them to be, from a slushy fruit beverage to a creamy rich and thick vitamin-packed treat.

Though the smoothie boom is often associated with the 1970s and 1980s, it’s a term that actually goes back to at least the 1940s, when cookbooks for the blender offered recipes for pineapple and banana smoothies. Some smoothies are healthier than others, but even the most basic smoothie is obviously better for you than canned drinks, not to mention more filling and satisfying, so you tend to consume less.

Caffe D’Vita’s Smoothie mixes are made with a combination of a great creamer, premium ingredients, and unique fruit flavors that produces an outstanding smoothie. Caffe D’Vita’s Fruit Cream Smoothies are low in fat, have no hydrogenated oils, no trans fat, and are gluten free. The Caffe D’Vita brand is associated with a “healthy, active lifestyle” but I just love smoothies for the taste.

Go ahead make a smoothie with Caffe D’Vita’s Smoothie mix or add your favorite fruits and even some protein powder to one of Caffe D’Vita’s base smoothie mixes. You’ll soon discover just how versatile Caffe D’Vita’s Fruit Cream Smoothie mix can be.

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 nearly 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
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

 

 

 

When Does a Smoothie Work Best?

Making a smoothie every morning as part of a daily routine is perhaps the best expenditure of your time and money you can make. It can ensure that you are properly hydrated at the beginning of the day and it can provide you with the full spectrum of nature’s bioavailable vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants your body needs. Smoothies can also give you plenty of natural fiber to promote excellent digestion and can provide you with the scientifically proven best “brain fuel” in the form of fructose. Smoothies help empower your immune system in helping protect you from illness.

Make drinking a smoothie a part of your daily routine! But when, during the day, does a smoothie work best?

Morning
Instead of having your typical breakfast, try out a smoothie. It is the perfect way to break the fast after coming off of eight hours of sleep. Making a large smoothie in the morning can keep you satisfied for a longer period of time and will also keep your energy level up.

Empty Stomach
To really make sure all the nutrients are absorbed and utilized, consume on an empty stomach. Processed foods require longer digestive times and require more energy to process. Smoothies have very short digestive times, can be easily digested and assimilated.

After a workout
This is the period of time after exerting yourself when the body is ready to convert glycogen into blood sugar, due to the depleted stores resulting from the workout. It is best to have a simple smoothie right after your work out.

When you want to feel light instead of heavy
Instead of going for that heavy meal, try out a smoothie. You will soon realize that there is no need to take a post meal nap and rest before your next task of the day.

Instead of lunch or dinner
Figuring out what to make for lunch or dinner can be a headache. A large smoothie can fix that. They are satisfying and filling enough to be used as a partial meal replacement.

When you are on the go
Smoothies are probably one of the most convenient beverages to take on the road! Using a mason jar as your ‘to go cup’ is perfect because the quantity can be increased and it is good for the environment.

At work
Smoothies are perfect because they are easy to transport and are extremely filling. Put it in a large mason jar and lead by example and soon all your co-workers will follow.

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 nearly 40 years.
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
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

 

 

 

Spiced Chai Tea Latte

How I Became a Chai Tea Latte Connoisseur

I was never much of a coffee aficionado. When I first started going to coffee houses I would stand frozen and stare at the menu board pretending to be cool. I never knew what I wanted or how to order. Embarrassed for me, friends and family took pity on me and would intervene or share their drinks.

Trying to be independent, I attempted to imitate my peers by mumbling something about a latte and timidly pointing at which cup size I wanted. Through trial and error, Chai Tea Lattes became my drink of choice. The Chai Tea Latte has a bolder taste than a latte and that complements the spice of the tea. Read more

In The Mood for Bright and Fresh Spring Flavors

I’m in the mood for spring and flavors that are bright and fresh. And, since oranges are in season right now and so much sweeter, we haven’t been able to stay away from them. It’s a great fruit to bridge the gap before all the wonderful spring fruits and veggies come into season. Which, officially is less then a month away. I could not be more excited about this fact!

So we’ve created this gem of a smoothie for a couple of weeks now. I’ve got it all down by memory and can be seen throwing things into the blender on autopilot, tossing in some Caffe D’Vita Fruit Cream Smoothie Orange mix and you’re good to go. It is our new favorite.

For this smoothie we use the real deal – one whole (peeled) orange sliced up and thrown in the blender with a scoop of Caffe D’Vita Fruit Cream Smoothie Orange mix. The mix makes the smoothie sweet and creamy. Orange is definitely the dominant flavor but if you like you can also toss in some strawberries and banana to help round it out and sweeten it up.

The result is a refreshing smoothie that tastes like an orange in Popsicle form. Yum!

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 nearly 40 years.
Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
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

 

 

 

Chai spices help energize

Chai Tea Latte Contains Spices with Many Health Benefits

I have been feeling a bit under the weather during the last few weeks, probably because it is freezing here in Boston and I miss the Sun!

Spices are a great remedy to get my energy levels up, and awaken my senses after a dull winter. Time for a deliciously spicy warm drink, it’s time for a Caffe D’Vita Chai Tea Latte!

Caffe D’Vita’s Chai Tea Latte contains spices that provide a variety of health benefits: Read more

green smoothie packs a nutritional punch

How to Trick Your Kids into Eating Spinach

I have never been much of a veggie eater. I generally have a raging sweet tooth and I’m pretty sure I passed my sweet tooth along to my children.

The problem with this is that vegetables are good for us and we should probably eat more of them even though they are not our favorite. It has been a recent goal of mine. I need to be a better role model for my kids so that they learn to have healthy and balanced eating habits as they get older.

The good news is my children all like fruit, which is why I decided that we are officially smoothie drinkers. Smoothies are a great way for us to get in the fruits and vegetables that we need and some days it’s the only thing I can actually get my little one to consume because she loves drinking anything through a straw.

Apparently straws are a fancy novelty when you’re a toddler – who knew? But, I digress…Here is one of our current favorite smoothie recipes – perfect for hiding veggies!

ORANGE BERRY SPINACH SMOOTHIE:

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon of Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Bean Classic Cream smoothie mix
2 cups spinach and/or kale
1 cup assorted berries (fresh or frozen blackberries and frozen raspberries)
1 banana
1 fresh squeezed orange (or frozen orange juice)
1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
1.5 cups greek yogurt

Directions:
Throw it all in a blender and pulse until your smoothie is the desired consistency. In order for this to be a smoothie and not just juice, make sure at least one of the fruit elements in your smoothie is frozen (i.e. a frozen banana, or I use frozen berries). You can also throw in a few crushed ice cubes as well. Add larger amounts of fruits or veggies to your smoothie depending on the size you’d like your smoothie to be. I actually split this recipe with my daughter and while the smoothie looks a little small when it’s split, it’s super filling and keeps me going ’til lunch!

Hope you enjoy your tasty and nutritious smoothie!

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 nearly 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
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

 

 

 

 

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Get Your Green on For Saint Patrick’s Day

This Saint Patrick’s Day make the perfect martini—try adding Caffe D’Vita’s Irish Cream cappuccino mix to the blend. Smooth and delicious, our Irish Creamtini is just sweet enough to counteract the bitter flavor of the gin or vodka without overpowering it.

Try this recipe:
In a metal martini shaker, add:
2 oz of prepared Caffe D’Vita Irish Cream mix
2 oz of vodka
A splash of very chilled Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth
A lemon twist

Crushed Ice (a note about this: Cubed is fine, but Crushed will make it colder)
½ oz Vanilla syrup (this part is optional)

Take the glass out of the fridge (you should chill it for about 10 minutes before using it), and pour a small amount of the vermouth into it. Swirl the vermouth in the glass that the sides of the glass are coated. Discard the vermouth. Rim the glass with the lemon twist. Pour your gin or vodka into a shaker over lots of ice. Shake well until cold and pour into the martini glass. Squeeze the lemon, well, twist over the martini and balance it along the rim or just drop it in the glass the way you would in the case of a cosmo.

If you don’t like the lemon and cream flavor/texture combo, try rimming the glass with chocolate sauce and dusting a bit of cinnamon on top of the martini. You can use olives, but it’s not really recommended.

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 nearly 40 years.

Caffe D’Vita Foodservice Lineup
Blended Iced Coffees
Premium Cappuccino Mix
Fruit Cream Smoothies
Premium Base Mixes
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