Food & Drink

Smooth Operators

It’s so hot outside. A perfect excuse to create healthy, refreshing treats. Iron Chef, mom, and Chefs for Humanity founder Cat Cora shares her easy-peasy, antioxidant-rich favorites.

Fruit Smoothies
Serves 2-4

1 handful each frozen raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries
1 tbsp. plain nonfat yogurt
1 tbsp. of honey
2-3 c. orange juice or skim milk

1. Put berries, yogurt, and honey in blender.

2. Add orange juice or milk until the blender is ¾ full.

3. Mix to desired consistency and serve with straws or spoons.

Freezy Fruit Drinks
Serves 4-6

Frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi slices
Apple or pineapple juice, apricot nectar
Mint sprigs

1. Place fruit into an empty ice cube tray.

2. Top with fresh fruit juice and freeze overnight.

3. Fill 8 oz. (or larger) clear glasses with juice. Add fruit ice cubes.

4. Garnish with mint for glamorous effect.

Looking for more delicious and healthy food ideas? Try Chefs for Humanity’s We Can! Cook Healthy workshops, July 27 and August 3. Register in advance at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway (212-721-1223).

This Week in New York
City of Dreams Mini Golf
A nine-hole course conceived by artists for Figment.
Why: Tee time fore all.
When: Thru Oct. 5. Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Governors Island, 10 South St. Check ferry schedules for times.

Central Park Brass
Musicians play global tunes while kids clap, hum, and dance along.
Why: Sandbox singing.
When: Wed., 11 a.m.-noon.
Where: Central Park, W. 67th St., Adventure Playground.

Dirty Sock Funtime Band
High-energy children’s rock band performs at Summer in the Square.
Why: It’ll knock their socks off.
When: Thurs., 12:30 p.m.
Where: Union Square Park, South Plaza, 14th St., at Broadway (212-460-1200).

bt 14th & 17th Sts
New York, NY 10003
212 W 83rd St
bt Amsterdam Ave & Broadway, in the Tisch bldg
New York, NY 10024
10 South St
New York, NY 10004