The 2017 NPC South Florida Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships will be held on Saturday, November 25TH, 2017 at the James L. Knight Center Ashe Auditorium in Miami, FL. The event will feature 26 great contests and is being staged by NPC South Florida, which is active in promoting fitness competitions throughout the region.

Mari Rendondo and her husband Sergio Pacheco run NPC South Florida and are dedicated to bringing the best shows and extreme athletes to South Florida fitness competitions. Mari is the official organizer and promoter for this event and she also is a big fan of Syfo.

“I love your product because it’s pure, doesn’t contain preservatives and it’s so tasteful. We recommend it to all our competitors,” says Mari. Mari encourages anyone looking to stay healthy and fit to try any of our delicious Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters. Syfo is proud to be one of the sponsors for this event.

There will be live music entertainment featuring Xylene and tickets will be available at the door. For more information about the NPC South Florida Fitness Competition, visit www.npcsouthflorida.com.

Another recipe courtesy of Costco to delight your taste buds this summer. This recipe is perfect with  Syfo Tangerine-Orange Naturally Flavored Sparkling Water!

Ingredients:

8 ounces cold water
1 mandarin orange, cut into quarters 1 sprig fresh rosemary
1 cinnamon stick

Preparation:

Pour water into a glass; squeeze in juice from the orange. In a small bowl, muddle or crush the rosemary gently with a spoon. Add the rosemary to the water and stir in the cinnamon stick. Makes 1 serving.

Recipe adapted  from the June 2017 issue of the Costco Connection.

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Stuffed Mushrooms (recipe here)

  • Frozen chopped spinach
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Goat cheese
  • 12 baby portabella mushrooms
  • Seasonings (dried basil, garlic powder)

Mini Turkey Gorgonzola Burgers (recipe here)

  • 1 ¼ lbs ground turkey breast
  • Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 12 dinner rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Minced sweet pickle
  • Seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder)

Healthy Baked Wings (recipe here)

  • 4 lbs chicken wings
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Unsalted butter
  • Seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme)

Zucchini Fries (recipe here)

  • Eggs
  • Zucchini
  • Skim milk
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Seasoned breadcrumbs

Other Essentials

  • Ice
  • Syfo Naturally Flavored Sparkling Waters
  • Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Cups
  • Toothpicks

Last but not least, pair these tasty treats with these two deliciously refreshing beverage recipes.

PARTY POMEGRANATE FIZZ

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz of Gin
  • 1 oz of Pomegranate Liqueur
  • Syfo Wild Cherry Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water
  • Pomegranate Seeds for garnish if desired

PREPARATION:

Combine Gin and Pomegranate Liqueur in a shake with ice. Pour over ice and top with Syfo Kosher Wild Cherry Naturally-Flavored Sparkling Water. Garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired. Recipe courtesy of Yummly.com

ORANGE GINGER MINT SODA

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INGREDIENTS:

  •  2 Oranges
  •  1 1/2 Cups of Sugar
  •  1 1/2 Cups of Water
  •  8 1-inch Pieces of Ginger
  •  1 Bunch of Fresh Mint
  •  1 Bottle of Syfo Original Seltzer
  •  Ice

PREPARATION:

Using a vegetable peeler, peel the rind from the oranges in to thin pieces, making sure not to get the white pith on the rind. Cut the oranges and squeeze the orange juice in to a medium saucepan. Add sugar and water to the pan and bring to boil. Stir frequently to ensure the sugar dissolves. Once boiling, reduce heat and add orange rind, ginger and mint. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool completely (about 1 hour). Strain mixture to remove solids and store in refrigerator until read to use. Add ¼ of a cup of the orange syrup to a tall glass with ice and top off with Syfo Original Seltzer. Garnish with an orange slice and mint leaves if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Yummly.com

This year for Passover 2015 we thought we’d share some delicious Kosher for Passover beverage recipes that we found around the Web to help you celebrate Passover. These drink recipes either avoid using spirits derived one of the five grains—barley, oats, rye, spelt, or wheat — or use ingredients that have been designated as Kosher for Passover. We’ve included links to the original recipes so you can investigate the ingredients in more detail.

Paris in April

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Passover occasionally coincides with April, the month when Parisians experience more showers than during the whole rest of the year combined, which is reason enough to celebrate with this languid cocktail comprised entirely of ingredients from France.

A musky accompaniment for firing up the vaporizer, cranking up “La Vie En Rose” and inducing a lazy nostalgie de la boue for “The Sparrow” and amnesia concerning her activities during the war. Smugly satisfying with a toasted matzoh and grilled gruyere.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz Cognac
1 oz green Chartreuse
1/2 oz Grand Marnier
4 oz Syfo Kosher for Passover Original Seltzer

Preparation:

To a chilled rocks glass (preferably a Bonne Maman jam jar), add Cognac, Chartreuse, and Grand Marnier, then swirl with minimal effort. Using fingers drop two ice cubes into the mixture, then fill to rim with Perrier. No garnish.

Recipe courtesy of tabletmag.com

Dayenu

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Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Kosher-for-Passover Gin or Vodka
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. Agave Nectar
3 Tarragon Leaves
2 large Strawberries
2 oz. Syfo Kosher for Passover Original Seltzer

Preparation:

Muddle strawberries with tarragon in tin. Add all other ingredients other than soda and shake with ice. Fine Strain into martini glass and top with soda.

Recipe  courtesy of foodandwine.com

Lava Lamp Cocktail/Mocktail

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Make this fun drink with or without alcohol, anything with bubbles will do. Use the cranberry simple syrup for the color and flavor and enjoy the excitement as the cranberries pop up and around.  Makes 2+ servings.

Ingredients:

Cranberry Simple Syrup
2 1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Syfo Kosher for Passover Original Seltzer
Dried cranberries

Preparation:

Make the cranberry simple syrup. In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, sugar and water to a simmer over medium  heat.  Reduce heat to medium low and cook until cranberries are tender but haven’t burst, about 10 minutes. Let cool, strain cranberries out and store simple syrup until ready to use in the fridge.

For each drink, place a few dried cranberries in a champagne flute.  Add ½ cup sparkling beverage of choice and then add about 1 tablespoon simple syrup.   After a minute the cranberries will float up and there will be a lava lamp effect.

Recipe courtesy of joyofkosher.com

Basic Sangria

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Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

1 750ml bottle dry red wine, sweet red wine or 24 oz. bottle of grape juice
8 oz. orange juice
2 oz. lemon juice (If you are using dry wine, you will also need 8 oz. of apricot, peach, or mango nectar to bring out the fruit flavors and increase the sweetness of the sangria.)
Assorted fresh, frozen, or dried fruits or berries in bite-sized chunks.
Syfo Kosher for Passover Original Seltzer

Preparation:

1. Pour wine, juices (and nectar if called for) into a pitcher.
2. Add assorted fruit bites.
3. Chill overnight to allow flavors to mingle.
4. Add ice and club soda, if desired, just before serving.
5. Pour into stemmed wine glasses and garnish with slices of your favorite fruit.
(Makes between 6-8 6-oz. servings, depending on amount of fruit, ice and soda added.)

Recipe courtesy of joyofkosher.com

Here’s a recipe that’s perfect for any holiday or occasion and simply tastes great!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and pureed
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup triple sec, or favorite fruit liqueur
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1 liter Syfo Original Seltzer (or roughly 4 cups)

 

 

PREPARATION:

Pour pureed pineapple into ice cube trays. Freeze for at least two hours, or preferably overnight.

In a large punch bowl, pitcher or mixing bowl, combine wine, vodka, liqueur and juice. When ready to serve, add the pineapple ice cubes, ginger ale and seltzer. Give a quick stir and serve immediately.

Tip: If you’re looking for a kid-friendly, nonalcoholic punch, just leave out the liquor and wine, sub in some pineapple juice and this punch still has festive flavor.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking.com.