Beat the Heat with These Refreshing Summer Recipes

The weather is warming up, and it’s finally time to kick off those summer BBQs and pool parties. Along with bringing the swimsuits and sunscreen, the celebrations wouldn’t be complete without some seasonal treats that capture the taste of the season. Check out our assortment of healthy summer recipes – each whipped up with 100% juice for a boost of vitamins and minerals.

  1. Drink up to cool down.

Nothing says summertime like a delicious smoothie. If you’re short on ingredients and time, our Orange Banana Smoothie is a perfect option. Just four simple ingredients, and you’ll have yourself a tropical treat. In need of some post-workout fuel? Reward yourself for that afternoon jog with our Dark Chocolate and Cran-Raspberry or Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut smoothies.

Time for happy hour? Save some money and calories by ditching the bar and creating your own concoction. Our Sunshine in a Glass Cocktail offers a delicious combination of mint, ginger, and pineapple juice. Or, throw a new twist on a classic cocktail with our Apple & Pineapple Colada.

Entertaining guests can be a challenge, but serving up some quality refreshments can ease the process. Our Citrusy Grapefruit Spritzer is a light and colorful option, making it perfect for the summer season. Keep the adults and kids hydrated with our Summer Punch. This non-alcoholic blend of apple juice, grape juice, seltzer, and mint just may become a new family favorite.

  1. Bring on the BBQ.

Mix and mingle over a bowl of our non-fat Fruit Salsa. Packed with fruits and veggies, it only requires two easy steps.

Go beyond the traditional BBQ menu with some of our fruit-filled favorites. Treat your friends to some tangy flavor with our Orange Balsamic Chicken with Spinach, or offer a splash of sweetness with our Cranberry Balsamic Skillet Chicken.

Plus, marinades made with 100% juice can provide an extra fruity zing. Try adding our Salsa Verde or Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce to your meat of choice.

  1. Frozen fun!

Ready to cool off from soaking up the sun? Try one of our refreshing frozen treats, like our easy-to-make Ruby Red Grapefruit Sorbet. Looking for more of a fruity blend? Our Green Slushie combines honeydew, kiwi, banana, and white grape juice.

Skip the store-bought popsicles that are often loaded with artificial ingredients, and make your own frozen treats with 100% juice. Our Lemonade, Cucumber & Mint Popsicles are fun to make, and a perfect option for both the kids and the grown-ups to enjoy.

Finally, for a kid-friendly favorite, check out our Gone Fishin’ Fruit Juice Squares.  Not only will the little ones be entertained by this hands-on treat, but it’s a great way to sneak in a serving of fruit.

Looking for more juice-infused recipes to enjoy this summer – or all year-round? Check out our recipe page. For more information about the role of 100% juice in a healthy diet, download our Toolkit.