Light and Refreshing Summer Drinks

Light and Refreshing

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Light and RefreshingSmith Mountain Lake’s weather has been perfect thus far this summer. Warm enough to swim and drink in the sun and lake, but not as humid as normal. What a blessing. Don’t you wish it would stay this way the whole season through?

Our family loves to create frosty, cool beverages during warm weather months. Each year we experiment with a new one, plus make dozens of our stand-by favorites. Summertime just seems to beg for something light, refreshing, and cold. Our recipes are all pretty healthy, so we thought you might enjoy trying one.


Blend 2 fresh whole lemons (peel and remove seeds), 2 med. carrots, 1 fresh whole orange (peel and remove seeds), 1 cup honey, 3/4 gallon water. Makes a rejuvenating, citrus beverage.


Blend 1/2 can frozen orange juice, 1/2 bag frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup maple syrup, and 1-quart milk for a delicious, cold slushy.


Freeze milk in an ice-cube tray, then take frozen milk cubes and blend with 1 cup milk, 1 cup honey, 1 bag frozen strawberries (or fruit of choice), a pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 cup plain yogurt. Makes a fantastic, refreshingly light shake.

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