How to get summertime no time!

Written by Brandi Preston-Mebane

Summer is upon us! Time to put away the turtle necks and pull out the shorts. Time to 

put away the snowboots and pull out the flip flops. You get the idea. 

Along with longer days comes warmer weather; so we totally understand wanting to 

spend less time in the house preparing food and more time enjoying the great outdoors. 

We’re all for a nice cooked meal, but who wants to stand inside slaving over a stove 

when you can juice, right? We’d much rather blend a quick nourishing meal, then 

proceed outside to watch the sunset. 

Here are some light-weight, refreshing recipes that’ll free up your mornings and 

evenings for the things that really matter. 

Mango Pineapple Banana Smoothie


• 1 mango, cut into chunks 

• 1 frozen banana 

• 1 cup pineapple chunks 

• 1/2 cup water or almond milk 

• chia seeds, for garnish

Peel and diced your mango. Combine mango, banana, pineapple and water/milk into blender and blend until smooth. Pour into serving cup and top with chia seeds. Makes about 2 1/2 cups. Write us and share some of your favorite Summer recipes. 

(*Recipe from The Simple Veganista)

Watermelon-Apple Smoothie

• 2 cups seedless watermelon

• 1 apple

• 1 pear

• 2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)

• 1/2 cup water if needed

“Alkaline Dreaming” Evening Cleansing Juice

• 1/2 head of romaine lettuce

• 1/2 lemon (yellow rind removed)

• 2 stalks of celery

• half a cucumber

• handful of cilantro (substitute parsley)

 Process everything through your juicer. Strain this juice and dilute with equal parts filtered 

water.  If not juice fasting, you can consume this juice unstrained. Makes one diluted 16-ounce 


(*Recipe from The Blender Girl)

We’re looking for options that are quick, refreshing and simple to prepare. Email us at, and we may include your recipe on the blog.