Happy Fourth of July!!! (Or Almost 4th!)
Whether you’re celebrating on the East, West, North or South, there’s bound to be room for a delicious frozen beverage, right?! Before I head out for the neighborhood bash, I can promise you I’ll be whipping up a batch of these refreshingly sweet Blueberry Lemonade Chillers to enjoy with the crew.
Not only is this the perfect frozen treat that the whole family can enjoy, but you can also take it up a notch and make a pitcher that is “adult friendly”. Plus, substituting a #simpleswap beverage like this in place of a traditional margarita, daiquiri or colada will save you hundreds of calories and help you #beatthebulge this holiday weekend!
Pairing this beauty with the Sweet Basil Mushroom Bruschetta appetizer from earlier this week will make you the rock-star of the block. Or, try a blast from the past and whip up the Tri Color Bean Dip from the Superbowl or make a little Habanero BBQ Sauce to pair over some oven baked chicken wings… #yummy!
Remember too it’s important to keep hydrated, and not just with the adult beverages. Keeping your fluid intake high with lots of good old-fashioned water will help keep your hunger at bay and make you more mindful of your cravings versus true hunger. With the endless array of food that’s around, you’ll set yourself up for success by practicing this small swap.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend and enjoy some time off. If you have a special “cocktail” of choice I’d love to see your recipes and photos. Be sure to use the #simpleswapadultdrinks and I’ll be on the lookout to feature your recipes this month!
Blueberry Lemonade Chiller
- 2 cups ice
- 1 cup water
- 1 pint fresh blueberries
- 1/2 lemon (juice only)
- 1/2 tsp stevia
- *3 oz vodka (optional)
- Pour all ingredients in blender.
- Pulse until smooth.