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4th of July Recipe Roundup

by Linda Baldwin
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July 1, 2014

4th of July Recipes

Not sure what to bring to your 4th of July pot-luck? Here are a few 4th of July recipes we’ve thrown together from posts of summers past.

Icy-Hot Watermelon Bites

Watermelon is a great way to cool off and stay hydrated at the beach this summer. It’s also filled with vitamins A, B-6, and C, and it’s a great food to get your body bikini-ready.

  • Watermelon, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • Mandarin oranges, sliced
  • Sweet Thai chili sauce
  • Skewers

Drizzle sweet Thai chili sauce lightly over the mandarin oranges to give the cool watermelon a delicious kick!

For more 4th of July appetizers read the rest of this post.

Tropical Island: A Smoothie Stunner

  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup blackberries
  • 2 tbs. lime juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple

Blend all ingredients together and serve (add yogurt for a creamier consistency).

Partied too hard this Independence Day? Try out The Hangover’s Over Smoothie.

Stone Fruit Summer

Peaches and apricots and plums, oh my! Summer is the best time for a juicy, ripe stone fruit with all its health benefits.  Try grilling halved peaches and add a dollop of home-made whipped cream to the middle.

Fig Lemonade

It’s summer and I see lemonade stands on every corner. Try adding figs to your fresh squeezed lemonade to give it a peachy color and an extra health boost.

Vegan Friendly 4th

Barbecues, barbecues everywhere. 4th of July might not be the easiest holiday for a vegan to endure. Check out our recipes for some red, white, and vegan cuisine.

 

 

 

 

 

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