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Refreshing Summer Drink Recipes for the Whole Family
Oh beautiful summer! I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July and are gearing up for a great weekend! Over the last couple of days the weather has been hot and humid, calling for popsicles and lots of refreshing drinks. My son’s favorite breakfast is the same as his sisters’ and takes approximately 3 minutes to make. Smoothies are sweet, creamy and filled with all sorts of goodness. They are great choices for breakfast, snack and even dessert.
In hopes of switching things up a bit, I went on the prowl searching for new drinks to add to the morning and afternoon rotation, ones that my 22-month-old son would love as much as his sisters. Tomorrow we head out early in the morning for another round of strawberry picking and when we come back we’ll be making the Strawberry Basil Mint Lemonade , just one of the amazing recipes you’ll find in the slideshow below.
Sweet and Refreshing Summer Drinks
These recipes will be the ones you’ll want to bookmark for future reference. They’ll keep you and your babies cool, refreshed and satisfied all summer long!
Best Blueberry Lemonade
Blueberries add a gorgeous color to this delicious lemonade. They make a great little snack for little ones too!
Mango & Berry Swirl
Is it a pudding? A dessert? A smoothie? These delicious Mango and Berry Swirl Smoothies are nice and thick. Instead of both ingredients being blended together, they are layered and swirled together for a beautiful flavor combination and gorgeous presentation.
Sweet and thick fruity ice slushies are the ultimate drink if you’re looking to cool down. They are also great for soothing little teethers as the ice feels so good on sore gums.
Pineapple Crush Smoothie
Fresh and chock full of vitamin C, this tropical smoothie is a delicious summer drink for all ages.
Overripe bananas are a great choice for smoothies. This one uses blueberries and orange juice for an added zip!
A child version of an adult favorite. Sliced oranges, lemons and lines are mixed in orange juice and cranberry juice for a sweet and tart drink your tots will love.
This is a fruity and tropical twist on traditional Mexican Horchata. Instead of milk, pineapple juice is used and creates a bright flavor when combined with spices like cinnamon and star anise.
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie
The beauty of this smoothie is that it’s chock-full of goodness, making it an ideal breakfast choice or afternoon treat.
Lemonade With Berry Ice Cubes
Ice cubes usually water down a drink, but in this case they are made out of lemonade, so instead of diluting they will just cool down your glass. The berries add such a sweet pretty touch too!
All of my babies adored avocados, so this drink is ideal for little ones. It’s rich, creamy and a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamins and good fats.
Watermelon Sherbet Smoothies
During the summer months, watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits you can eat. These adorable smoothies are made using fresh watermelon, crushed ice, sherbert and lime juice. The top is decorated with chocolate chips which act as the ‘seeds’.
This is a nice twist on a summer favorite that uses natural sweeteners as opposed to straight up sugar. The combination of vanilla, orange and honey is simply divine!
Strawberry Mint Lassi
It’s strawberry season! Put those juicy red berries to good use with lassi, a chilled yogurt drink that originated in India. The mint is a nice flavorful addition and works well with the berries.
Red, White & Blueberry Smoothie
In honor of the July 4th weekend, I had to include a patriotic drink. This Red, White & Blueberry Smoothie is a delicious treat for breakfast or brunch!