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I know we don’t have it quite as bad as some of those in the country, but 100+ degree weather for a pregnant lady has been brutal!  Here are a couple recipes we have been enjoying the last little while to help beat the heat!

First up, a refreshing way that I enjoyed this week for lunch…a filling smoothie that is filled with yummy fruit.  Definitely hit the spot!  

Mango Lassi

2 ripe mangoes, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt (didn’t have enough, so I used half peach)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk (ooops…ran out of milk this morning, water worked well in it’s place)
6-8 frozen (or fresh) strawberries
handful of ice (or to taste)

Blend all the ingredients until smooth.

Recipe Source:  Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

The other recipe I’d love to share with you is a yummy side dish worthy of any BBQ dinner.  It’d be great alongside a burger, hot dog, steak, or rack of ribs!  The creamy mixture alone was super yummy, but adding all the fruit just made it a wonderful treat!  

I halved this recipe for my family, but the full recipe will fill a large bowl, enough for any get together you may have (maybe ;)

Creamy Berry Salad

2 instant cheesecake jello pudding mix
1 8oz cool whip
1 large carton of strawberry yogurt (The big one, 36 oz I think it is)

Mix these ingredients together and refrigerate.

Just before serving, Add:

1 sm. bag of raspberries
1 sm. bag of mixed berries (thaw the berries before adding)

OR use all fresh berries:

2 containers fresh strawberries, 1 pint blackberries, 1 pint raspberries and 2 bananas. Add more as desired.

Mix gently and serve right away!

Recipe Source: Oh Sweet Basil

Stay cool!


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