Category Archives: Beverages/Smoothies

Summer Berry Shake

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer is fruit, especially berries…all kinds of berries! And I also like making recipes with berries. This particular recipe for a Summer Berry Shake is super easy and tastes great on a hot day–it makes a nice dessert or Continue reading

Strawberry-Honey Agua Fresca

Strawberry Honey Agua Fresca @ NancyC

While thumbing through a summer issue of Real Simple magazine the other day, I found a little note about Agua Fresca and how you could blend watermelon, cucumber, or cantaloupe with lime juice and a little sugar, then strain and serve over ice. That reminded me of an Agua Fresca recipe I made a few years back. It’s made a little differently–I used strawberries and didn’t strain it. I also used honey instead of sugar. 

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Mango-Orange Smoothie

It looks like this may turn out to be a really hot summer! It will actually be getting up in the 90’s where I live in the next few days–yikes!. When the weather gets that hot, I crave something cool and refreshing…like this Mango-Orange Smoothie! It’s surprisingly thick and Continue reading

Shamrock Smoothie

If you want to start your St. Patrick’s Day out with something on the healthy side, give this Shamrock Smoothie a try! It also makes a delicious cool and creamy treat in the afternoon! This smoothie gets it’s creaminess from the tasty blend of frozen kiwifruit, banana, and key lime yogurt. You can substitute vanilla yogurt, but I really like this with the key lime flavor! Continue reading

Pineapple Lassi

I learned about a new beverage this week: the Lassi. Actually, it’s just new to me, because it’s a traditional beverage from India and I’m sure it’s been around a long time! A Lassi is Continue reading