Just A Refresher


With the heat of summer fully upon us now, I am always looking for ways to stay cool. I have collected a few of  my favorites as of late for you to enjoy as well!

Beet Orange Juice
I love juicing fruits and vegetables as a way to get more of my vitamins and nutrients, and when I came across the suggestion from a friend of doing beets with oranges I was determined to try it out! Beets have a very unique flavor and a lot of nutritious value. Their rich ruby color is just beautiful when juiced (pictured above)!
Recipe:
1/2 or 1 full beet
2 oranges

Save one section of orange for garnish and to enjoy! {YUM!!}
Juice fruits and vegetables and drink with a cute straw :) 
Here's to a nutritious boost for your orange juice!



Smoothies
Smoothies are always a delicious choice especially in this warm summer weather. There are so many recipes out there. I love to try out many different ones from green smoothies to berry flavors and tropical pina coladas! So research some recipes and go for it!!
Here is a quick and easy berry smoothie that I've had on repeat! It is so refreshing; it's almost like a berry sorbet!

Recipe:
1 Cup of frozen mixed berries
1 Banana
1/2-3/4 cup of orange juice or almond milk 
(depending on if you want a fruity splash or more of a berry flavor)

Blend and enjoy!
Optional: Add protein powder for and extra nutritious benefits

Iced Tea

After tasting some delicious mint iced tea at a backyard party I was convinced that this was something I must make at home! It is easy as can be and soo refreshing and delicious! 
I make it with an iced tea maker, but you can easily do if for just one glass with your microwave. I used Bigelow Mint Medley  tea with some Stevia for sweetner.
Make your tea and pour over ice!
I am also wanting to try mango iced tea with an orange for garnish! I enjoyed it at a restaurant and it is so tasty! You'll have to try it!

And one last tasty favorite!
Orange Sparkling Water and Fruit Ice Cubes

I had this with dinner at a friends house one evening and loved it. If you are in the mood for something bubbly, this La Croix sparkling water will hit the spot with a subtle hint of orange. I think it would be rather tasty with some frozen fruit ice cubes too!

Cheers to keeping cool, hydrated, and refreshed this summer!



2 comments

Kerri said...

These all look amazing!! I've been in a smoothie making mode since I got a little single serve blender. I just ordered some adorable striped straws off of groopdealz so that'll add that extra bit of fun to them! :) Glad to see your blog posts again! Hope you're having a lovely summer.

SweetandSimpleInspirations said...

Great recipe ideas for some cool refreshing drinks! I would not have thought to use beets, I can't wait to try that one!

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