We are at the peak of summer and by far it has been one the hottest South Florida has experienced in years! We have been seeing temperatures rise up to the upper 90s (Fahrenheit) and a few days have reached 100 or the “feels like” 100 stage. Not to mention the humidity that is a staple of our area.
The hubby and I had the unfortunate displeasure of having our air conditioning unit break and we spent 3 days without AC. When we finally got our AC up and running the inside of our house had reached a temperature of 90 degrees!
During our no AC time, we were very busy working (we work from home) and we did not desire to cook in the house to reduce the chances of it getting hotter inside. Also, we were practically melting and hot meals were not appealing.
That is where The Quickie Smoothie comes in!
We like to stock up on frozen fruits and vegetables for various uses and we purchased these two from BJs Wholesale:
The Fresh Express organic super greens mix contains spinach, baby kale, arugula, swiss chard and it does not come frozen. We usually buy two of them and freeze one and use the other for salads.
The Dole frozen fruit mix contains peach, mango, strawberries, red grapes, and pineapple
All that was needed to make a delicious, nutritious, and refreshing smoothie was:
2 handfuls of the Super Greens Mix (frozen)
2 handfuls of the frozen fruit mix
Blended in the Nutribullet tall cup (or your powerful blender of choice) with water at max line (12 ounces of water).
Nutrients in fruits and vegetables work synergistically. For example, vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron, which helps with anemia. Vitamin D aids in calcium balance which can help in maintaining bone mass.
The Quickie Smoothie is a mix of goodies making it a multivitamin in a cup!
Try some and smile!
What helps keep you cool in the summer time?