Plum Berry ‘Nana Smoothie

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Are you finding it hard to get fruit into your daily diet? If so, struggle no longer! Fruit is one of the most refreshing treats to enjoy on a hot summer day and sometimes you just want to blend that fruit up into a smoothie and sip it on the the deck with a good book. Here is a recipe for a simple fruit smoothie that tasty and healthy, mmm!

Ingredients:

2 ripe plums

2-3 strawberries, hulled

1/2 banana

sugar to taste

3/4 cup milk of choice

1/2 cup ice

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a blender, blend it up until the smoothie is a nice and smooth consistency. Serve and enjoy!

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My drink of choice? Water, water, water. It’s so refreshing and good for your health. I make a point to drink plenty of it throughout the day, especially during these hot day of summer. I am fortunate to live in the Northwest and be able to drink water straight from the tap because the water is so clean and doesn’t taste funky, so not the case in Southern California (sorry, Californians!). But you know what, sometimes water is just so… so…. watery and you need something more flavorful. I’ve got just the thing to satisfy: fruit infused water. And the best part, you get to eat the tasty fruit afterwards! There are so many different variations of this drink that you could make and I’m sure each would be tasty in their own way.

Ingredients:

a ripe, juicy plum

an orange

a squirt of lemon juice

water

Directions:

Cut up the fruit, however you’d like, and place in a mason jar or something that has a lid. Add filtered water or tap water if you are able. Cover your jar and allow the water and fruit to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Then, drink up! Cin-cin!

Berry-ana Chai Smoothie

I really like to start my day with a smoothie, my favorite is a simple banana smoothie but today I decided to try something new! Even if it was a bit chilly.

Ingredients

Chai tea bag

1/2 cup milk (any kind you’d like… moo milk, soy milk, almond milk, etc.)

1/2 cup water

1 banana

1/4 cup blueberries

dash of cinnamon

sugar to taste

splash of vanilla extract

First, you need to heat up the milk and steep the chai in the hot milk. Once the tea has steeped for a few minutes, discard and place the chai milk tea in the freezer to cool down quickly for at least 10 minutes.

In a blender add the banana, blueberries, water and ice. Blend for a few seconds. Add the chai milk tea and the rest of the ingredients. Blend again. You can add more milk for a creamier result or more ice for a frosty-like drink.

Ta-da! A refreshing drink that’s tasty, healthy and waaay cheaper than buying a smoothie (or smoothie-like product loaded with tons of weird, unpronounceable ingredients) at some smoothie place or coffee shop.