Fine Friday: Summer, Summer, Summer Time

 It’s hard to conceptualize that in just a little over 1 week, we’ll be starting Summer!  I’m going to ignore the speed at which the year is passing and just focus on the fact that with Summer, comes heat and humidity.  And if we’re not careful — dehydration!  So to start you prepping for all those long, hot, glorious days,  I’m sharing with you 20 smoothie recipes that I absolutely love.  What could be more refreshing as you enjoy your summer activities than a delicious and very nutritious drink.  A drink made by your own hand, with no added sugar or preservation ingredients which require the use of a linguist to help you pronounce them.

Mind you, although I’ve reproduced all of them over the years, I never get tired of them; they’re pretty addictive.  What I love is that they’re almost all seasonal so you don’t have to go further than your supermarket and local farmer’s markets for the ingredients.

Use the recipes as templates, then concoct your own.  I don’t use Splenda, Stevia and the like, so when I make mine, I ignore the sugar ingredient (if listed) and just let the fruit do their thing.  If I do use sugar, I use raw brown sugar sparingly.  Another tip: don’t skimp on substituting some veggies when you redo these.  All fruit and no veggies make us not very balanced ladies.  😀

Here’s to staying deliciously cool!




8 thoughts on “Fine Friday: Summer, Summer, Summer Time

  1. Preeti June 18, 2014 / 10:29 pm

    Bookmarked!!! These look so delicious and cool! Perfect pick-me-ups for the humidity. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Spinster June 13, 2014 / 10:35 am

    These sound & look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    • Spinster June 13, 2014 / 10:40 am

      P.S. Added on Pinterest.

      • Nicky June 13, 2014 / 5:56 pm

        You’re welcome! 😀

  3. Tracey June 13, 2014 / 8:05 am

    You are such a dear. Since we have been having summer temps for weeks now these recipes are perfect!
    I have been enjoying watermelon and lemon smoothies after being outside, they are really good.
    I hope you enjoy a great weekend Nicky and I’m looking forward to a beach trip with you.

    • Nicky June 13, 2014 / 5:58 pm

      Right now, I think I need to get an ark to navigate the flood rains we’re having, doesn’t seem like summer at all! Enjoy and yes to that beach trip! 😀

  4. Pearl June 13, 2014 / 6:16 am

    Yummmmmmmy!!! I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately! On our country road, growers just put berries out on a little stand by the road with a little ‘honor system’ money box where you drop your coins. Take a walk…get some berries…delicious smoothie…thank you, Cuisinart!

    • Nicky June 13, 2014 / 5:59 pm

      I love that the farmers have been so kind to share their bounty in that way and I absolutely love the honor system. Enjoy!!! 😀

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