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With the massive heat wave sweeping the United States right now, cool drinks are a must. The 95 degree weather we've been "enjoying" in Boston has been ruthless... I can't imagine how poor Las Vegas has been handling 118 degrees!
Exceptionally hot days or not, I love making smoothies during the summer. Recently, I've switched it up from the regular concoctions I like to make, and have been mixing up lemonade based drinks. Yummy, huh? I got the idea while dining out one evening, when I saw a Frozen Watermelon Lemonade on the menu. The next day, I recreated the drink at home and have been enjoying it ever since. (Check it out on my recipe blog.)
Then last week I decided to swap out the frozen watermelon for blueberries and was pleasantly surprised with another sweet, frozen drink. You'll only need 3 ingredients, and you'll also have a lot of control over how many calories these babies will contain. I used Nantucket Nectar Lemonade, but you could use Minute Maid Light (5 calories per serving) or even mixed Crystal Light if you want!
Here's what you'll need:
Ingredients (for 1 tall glass)
1.5 cups lemonade (I used Nantucket Nectars)
1 cup frozen blueberries
3-5 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to the blender. You can add more or less ice to get the desired "freeziness." (I ended up using 3.)
Hope you enjoy this yummy drink. What are some of your favorite drinks to stay cool?
Don't forget to check out some of my other recipes on my blog, Much Ado About Somethin!