Summer is nearly, kind-of-but-not-really almost over, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy a refreshing ice pop on a bright & hot sunny day. At the peak of the season, I went on a bit of a fruit binge, so I got a tray of nectarines & peaches to use in my morning smoothies alongside blueberries, raspberries, & strawberries. We got a new blender over a month ago, so I’ve been utilizing all the fruits within my reach to whip up–or blend up, rather–some refreshing & healthy smoothies. You know how it is, gotta get that “daily 5” in somehow! This recipe is simple, healthy, & absolutely kid-friendly, but if there aren’t any kids around I’ve got a solution for that too. Add an extra zing to it by adding peach alcohol – 4-5 shots should be fine. No one will get drunk off the ice pops, don’t worry…that is of course, unless you eat all 10 ice pops in one sitting.
Moving past the lugubrious notion that summer is coming to an end, cheer up with a wonderful smoothie with some seasonal fruit!
Watermelon Smoothie with Nectarine, Basil, & Mint
So, what else is new? Well, hopefully you already follow me on Instagram because you’d have read that my friends are helping me with filming videos for a new YouTube Channel called The Kitchen Bee. I’m really excited to launch my first video, but we haven’t even put on our post-processing hats yet so it’ll be a while. I’ll probably try to put together a promotional video for the channel before the first episode is uploaded. I’m still experimenting with various creative styles & flairs with my friends in order to develop a unique style – hopefully my videos will be entertaining to watch. This is all still just a hobby! Becoming a pediatrician is still at the forefront of my priorities, I swear.
What new summer recipes are you loving right now? What smoothies do you love to cool down with?