Cool Summer Treats for Your Enjoyment!!!

Here are a couple sweet cool treat recipes for you summer days. They can be made ahead of time and frozen to enjoy later. If you have done fruit smoothie’s before you know almost anything tastes wonderful in them. If you don’t have exactly what the recipe calls for get creative. Use what ever you have in your fridge and freezer.

I freeze very ripe bananas out of their peels in a Ziploc bag. Then I use them for fruit shakes. I also purchase berries and other fruit when they are on sale and put them straight into the freezer. Then they are available for this!!! Already frozen frozen fruit items make your shake especially frosty and yummy!!!


Tropical Summer Fruit Smoothie


  • 1 ½ cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen sweet pineapple
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt (low fat and/or sugarless are fine)


  1. Pour the orange juice into a blender. Add fruit and blend until fully puréed. Since it’s frozen, you may need to stop blending and stir up the fruit a bit.
  2. Add yogurt and blend again until completely combined.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Summer Fruit Smoothie

Frozen Mixed Fruit Smoothie
Summer Fruit Smoothie
Recipe photo may include foods and ingredients that are not a part of this recipe and not included in the nutrition analysis.

Take advantage of fresh summer fruit to whip up a refreshing smoothie! Or, use frozen fruit to enjoy summer flavors any time of year. 

  • Prep time 10 min. Serving size 1 cup


  • fresh blueberries.  1 cup
  • chopped fresh strawberries   1 cup
  • peaches (peeled, seeded and chopped)   2
  • peach flavored Greek style yogurt (non-fat)   6 oz. (sugarless and low-fat are great)
  • almond milk (unsweetened)   1 cup
  • ground flax seed   2 tbsp
  • ice   1/2 cup

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. There is so much flavor in the fruit no added sugar is perfect.

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size1 cup
  • Amount per serving. Calories 140
  • Total Fat 5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 50 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 22 g
    • Dietary Fiber 4 g
    • Total Sugars 14 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Potassium 330 mg
  • Phosphorus 60 mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat

11 Refreshing Summer Smoothie Recipes

By: Author Joy Shull

Posted on Last updated: July 5, 2020

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11 simply delicious and refreshing summer smoothie recipes.

strawberry banana smoothie in a glass

It’s summer time and time to break out that blender!

There’s nothing better on a hot day than a big smoothie. 

Here are 11 of our favorite summer smoothie recipes to help you stay hydrated and cool in the heat!

There’s something for every mood – from frozen to fresh fruit, veggies to yogurt, and smoothies without milk and with milk!

So much inspiration to help you create your perfect summer drink. 

Whether you love peaches or strawberries, watermelon or citrus, there is a smoothie for everyone!!!!!

More summer drinks you might like

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Detox Water

Frozen Watermelon Lime Cooler

Watermelon White Wine Slushies

Fresh Raspberry Peach Lemonade

Peach Moscato Slushies

5 Little Things You Can Do To Strengthen Your Relationship

Letters to Philip: On Keeping Love in Marriage 1968 

by  Charlie W. Shedd  (Author)

Very simply advice for strengthening your relationship: These simple acts of love will show your significant other you are thinking of them and care about their needs. Practice these for a month with out telling your partner. Watch your relationship grow and deepen through simple acts of kindness.

Every Day:

Action: Confirmation:

  1. Tell him you love him ~                          Verbal affirmation
  2. Pay him a compliment ~                         Look for good
  3. Pray for him ~                                          Seek the very best
  4. Do something nice for him ~                Show kindness
  5. Hug & kiss him every single day ~      Physical connection

I look forward to hearing your successes!! JUDY


As the 4th of July approaches our city comes together for the oldest 4th of July Parade this side of the Mississippi River!!!! Huntington Beach began celebrating America’s Birthday with a parade in 1904, 118 years ago!!!! The parade started small, just a few local floats and bands. Today it is a full scale production! Over 500,00 attend and it is televised. There are marching bands from all over the country, horses, little clown cars, floats, Boy Scouts, Marirachi bands, veterans groups, Charros (horseback riders in full caballero regalia), and on and on. It is a wonderful celebration of our country!

We are fortunate to have friends who live on the parade route. They kindly invite us to a wonderful breakfast brunch and front row seat to the festivities. We have joined them for over 12 years!!! We met them when our eldest son was at West Point, The United States Military Academy, and their son was a Navy Seal.

Having lived in Huntington Beach for several decades, being at the parade is like ‘old home week’! We see folks we have known since high school. It is so much fun!!! If you don’t have anywhere to celebrate the 4th, and are in the southern California area, come on down to the parade! Sit on the beach and enjoy the sunshine. Come join the party!!! If you can’t join us get friends and family together and enjoy the holiday with them! Invite everyone to bring their favorite goodies!! No telling what delicious treats will turn up!!!

We have so much for which to be thankful!! Focusing on this brings happiness and peace!!!