Sweet Summer Beverage Alternatives


Agua de Melon


  • 2 cups cantaloupe, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander seeds, whole
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, fresh
  • 4 cups water, still/mineral

In a food processor, puree the cantaloupe, coriander and mint until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture into a fine sieve. Press as much of the liquid as possible through the sieve and into a large pitcher. Add water, stir and serve over ice.

*Serving size is about 1 cup.

Raspberry Ice Tea Slushy


  • 1 cup sweetened frozen red raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea

Place all ingredients into blender. Whir until well blended and slushy, about 1 1/2 minutes.

*Serving size is about 1 cup.

Blackberry-Peach Smoothie


  • 3/4 cup ice cubes
  • 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted and quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup fat free skim milk

Place ice in a blender; add peaches, blackberries and milk.

Blend on high until smooth and ice is completely crushed, about 3 to 4 minutes.