In this season of warm weather entertaining, finding a way to offer guests Pinterest-worthy refreshments minus hours spent laboring in the kitchen can feel like a high-stakes wager. But this summer you’ve got an ace up your sleeve with this bundle of perfect recipes to dazzle party goers, drop-in visitors and even your kids!
So, if you're tired of snacks that come with their own pre-packaged soundtrack, like the air-tight seal on a jar of salsa being broken, then you’re in the right place!
With a modest shopping list and just minutes relegated to preparation, you can stock your fridge and freezer with healthy and delicious treats that are guaranteed to impress. And the best part is that each recipe comes complete with a remarkable nutrition boost from premium Life’s Abundance supplements for indulgence of the highest order.
What are you serving this summer? Send in your own favorite recipes that use our nutrition supplements and you just may see your culinary creation featured here on the Life’s Abundance blog!
Summer Berry Salsa
This recipe is definitely a staff favorite. It’s fruity, yet savory and so delicious … truly a summertime must-have at any get-together.
Yield: about 1.5 cups
- 1.5 cups fresh blueberries
- 5 medium strawberries
- 1/4 medium red onion
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- juice of two limes
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 scoop Life’s Abundance Greens Blend
- 1 small avocado, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Combine blueberries, strawberries, onion, lime zest, juice, Greens Blend and cilantro in a food processor or blender and pulse 5 times, or until you reach the desired consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Transfer into a bowl and fold in chopped avocado once ready to serve. Serve with pita, baguette slices or corn chips, or on top of fish or chicken.
Having these yummy, yet healthy frozen snacks in the freezer will make it easy to pass up the ice cream truck summer frenzy.
Yield: 10 two ounce popsicles
- 1 1/4 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
- 8 oz can pineapple chunks, undrained
- 2 oz orange juice
- 1 small-medium mango, cubed
- 1 small banana
- 2 scoops of Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants, Tropical or Cherry Flavor
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze 4-6 hours.
There’s nothing like a few bubbles to brighten your day and this Superfruit Mocktail is a healthy way to embrace the spirit of summer.
Yield: 1 serving
- 1 scoop Life’s Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants, Cherry or Tropical Flavor
- 2 ounces cranberry juice (or your favorite fruit juice)
- 6 to 8 ounces of sparkling water
- ice cubes
- fresh mint or lemon for garnish
Place 2 ounces of cranberry juice into a glass and add 1 scoop of Minerals & Antioxidants powder. Stir thoroughly. Slowly pour the sparkling water into the glass and allow the mixture to settle. Add ice cubes and garnish with lemon and/or mint.