Recipe ReDux-Summer Beverage

July 21, 2011

Ahh…summer. Time to grab your sunglasses and soak up the sun (after you’ve applied sunscreen of course Winking smile). Here in Las Vegas where the temps reach over 100 degrees, I spend a lot of time doing the pool thing.

What goes perfect with sun and pool…a summer beverage. Here friends is this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge. I couldn’t wait to get started on this challenge since I’m that gal who loves calorie laden drinks such as pina coladas, daiquiris, and margaritas. Delicious they are, but low calorie they are not.

So here is my slimified version. The best way to start off any summer beverage is fruit. I had to include three of my favorites…strawberries, pineapple, and watermelon.

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Goes into the blender…1…

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2…

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3…

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Blend up those fresh summer fruits until smooth.

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Fill your glass to the brim with ice.  Gotta have it ice cold!  Then layer the blended fruit with club soda.

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Club soda adds a certain something to this drink.

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Cold, refreshing, healthy…check, check, and check!

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I played bartender to my sister and friends and they gave this fruity drink a thumbs up!

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I did as well! Yum!!IMG_3815

If you want to spike it, a shot of your favorite liquor would make it a perfect addition.  I’d gladly take this healthified version over a daiquiri or margarita anytime!

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Here is the list of other Recipe ReDuxers and their fabulous summer beverages:

For more about Recipe ReDux, check out my page above.

What is your favorite summer beverage?

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