3 Irresistible Fruity Frozen Drink Recipes for July 4th

​Red, white and smooth

Nothing says summer like a refreshing, frozen concoction shared with family and friends. We’ve got you covered with three blended beverage recipes to keep you cool and hydrated all Independence Day weekend. Best of all, these frosty treats are simple to make, vegan, gluten-free, packed with nutrients, and come together in minutes. Sip one (or all three) with your loved ones this 4th of July!

Ingredients and instructions:

Tried & True

  • 1 ½ frozen bananas
  • 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Add ingredients and water (as needed) to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
 

Piña Kale-ada

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ¼ cup frozen kale
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Add ingredients and water (as needed) to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
 

Berry Blast

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Add ingredients and water (as needed) to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
 

Nutritional benefits:

  • Berries contain compounds called flavanoids, such as anthocyanin, which can boost memory function and may reduce the risk of chronic disease. Pro tip: the darker the berry, the higher the flavanoid content.
  • Bananas are a great source of fiber, which is known to boost heart health by reducing blood fats, such as cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Pineapple also packs plenty of fiber. High-fiber snacks will keep you satisfied longer and can also help maintain steady blood sugar levels.
  • Kale is a power-packed veggie that gets its superfood reputation from its many nutrients, including fiber, iron, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and K.
 

Variations:

  • Add ½ cup of unsweetened yogurt for gut-benefiting probiotics, bone-building calcium, and protein for muscle health and satiety.
  • Add a scoop of flax, chia, or hemp seeds to add a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
  • Replace water with juice or milk of choice.
  • Make all three flavors and layer them in a glass.
  • Pour smoothies into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
  • Pour in a splash of your favorite spirit for an adults-only version
Did you try one of these smoothies? Let us know on social media using #ThisChangesEverything!


3 Irresistible Fruity Frozen Drink Recipes for July 4th Nothing says summer like a refreshing, frozen concoction shared with family and friends. The Christ Hospital has you covered with these three fruity blended beverages!

​Red, white and smooth

Nothing says summer like a refreshing, frozen concoction shared with family and friends. We’ve got you covered with three blended beverage recipes to keep you cool and hydrated all Independence Day weekend. Best of all, these frosty treats are simple to make, vegan, gluten-free, packed with nutrients, and come together in minutes. Sip one (or all three) with your loved ones this 4th of July!

Ingredients and instructions:

Tried & True

  • 1 ½ frozen bananas
  • 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Add ingredients and water (as needed) to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
 

Piña Kale-ada

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ¼ cup frozen kale
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Add ingredients and water (as needed) to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
 

Berry Blast

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Add ingredients and water (as needed) to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
 

Nutritional benefits:

  • Berries contain compounds called flavanoids, such as anthocyanin, which can boost memory function and may reduce the risk of chronic disease. Pro tip: the darker the berry, the higher the flavanoid content.
  • Bananas are a great source of fiber, which is known to boost heart health by reducing blood fats, such as cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Pineapple also packs plenty of fiber. High-fiber snacks will keep you satisfied longer and can also help maintain steady blood sugar levels.
  • Kale is a power-packed veggie that gets its superfood reputation from its many nutrients, including fiber, iron, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and K.
 

Variations:

  • Add ½ cup of unsweetened yogurt for gut-benefiting probiotics, bone-building calcium, and protein for muscle health and satiety.
  • Add a scoop of flax, chia, or hemp seeds to add a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
  • Replace water with juice or milk of choice.
  • Make all three flavors and layer them in a glass.
  • Pour smoothies into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
  • Pour in a splash of your favorite spirit for an adults-only version
Did you try one of these smoothies? Let us know on social media using #ThisChangesEverything!


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