Summer is coming! Summer is coming! School's out. Sunshine is in. Seashore visits. Picnics in the park. Suntan lotion. Lots and lots of smoothies. Citrus. Frosties. Lemonade. Iced tea.
OK, so really summer is over a month away still, but after the sunny weekend I had - I am confidant that we are well on our way to those lazy hot days when we can all be little kitty cats - and lay drowsily in a wide sunbeam and waste away the afternoon. The perfect pairing for sunshine? Citrus beverages!! I've got a few to share...
Lazy sunny days are coming..
Hydration is Important! I'm taking a bevie break from my Three-Part Dole Salad Summit posts. Don't worry, part two is coming later today and part one you can read here!
1. First up is an energizing, vibrant vitamin C sip that can turn your freshly squeezed glass of OJ into a full on meal. My Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty awaits your glass..
This easy Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty – or smoothie – sure does beat a simple glass of orange juice. And this way you can make your freshly squeezed glass of OJ in to an entire breakfast – fiber, antioxidants, flavor and lots of vibrant frothiness. Vitamin C overload. Drink up some frosty sunshine this morning!…
Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty
serves two – or one extra tall glass
4 Valencia oranges, squeezed
1 small banana, ripe
1/3 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/3 cup ice
Blend. Pour. Garnish with a citrus twist and serve!
Enjoy your vibrant day!!
2. This light and sweet Triple Citrus Lemonade is the perfect sip for those lazy afternoon lunches. Sandwiches. Potato chips. Maybe a side of sunbeam. This triple-citrus stuff will put your one-citrus "lemon"-ade to shame..
Triple Citrus Style Lemonade
makes about 7 cups
4 cups chilled spring water (or add more or less to taste)
1 cup fresh squeezed organic Valencia orange juice
1/2 cup fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
5 Tbsp agave syrup (or sweeten to taste)
garnish: 1 cup fresh citrus slices (orange lemon grapefruit)
ice for serving
Stir all ingredients well.
Pour over ice to serve!
fizzy idea: sub the spring water with sparkling mineral water for a fun fizzy twist on this recipe.
Triple Citrus Lemonade!..
Happy Citrus Squeeze Summer (soon enough)!