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!
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.
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