Smith 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.
ICY FRUIT SHAKE
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.