It’s that time of year again. Summer is here and the temperatures are rising. When it’s hot outside, staying hydrated is very important. Last year we posted a blog, Beat the Heat, which provided a list of thirst quenching foods that you can eat to help stay hydrated throughout these sweltering summer months.
It’s probably not surprising, but the list included a wide variety of fruits. If you’re looking for a delicious way to stay hydrated this summer, why not try a refreshing fruit smoothie!
If you purchase at a store, a smoothie can cost you $5.00 or even more. But if you have a blender, you can save money by making them at home. Here’s a fruit smoothie recipe that costs less than $1.00 per serving. The recipe calls for fresh peaches or strawberries, but you may be able to spend less by substituting the fresh fruit with frozen.
1 large banana (you may want to freeze it first)
1 cup fresh peaches or strawberries
1 carton vanilla yogurt (8 ounces, low-fat)
1⁄2 cup fruit juice
1. Put all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend on high until smooth.
3. Pour into 2 glasses. Serve right away.
Per recipe: $1.51
Per serving: $0.76