One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh, vibrant colors everywhere. So many fun flavors come to mind during the summertime- lemon, orange, raspberry- yum!
Which makes me think about a favorite little tradition we have during the summer! We love to go to the farmer's market in our town every Wednesday afternoon. It's just a mile away and the perfect little family excursion. Everyone has their favorite thing to pick. Adrian loves the cookies and beelines it for them every single time! The raspberries are my favorite, and Andrew likes the blueberries (which Adrian fights over!) We enjoy a simple meal of snacks from the market and time together.
We're also a huge fan of having something cool and refreshing on hand to help keep us hydrated. Often we'll put together a smoothie or drink with fruits from the market. One of my favorite summer treats is a creamsicle. Something about the tangy orange meeting the delicious creamy vanilla that just puts a smile on my face. I wanted to make my own little spa day at home and came up with the perfect drink just for that!
I couldn't keep the sweetness to myself! So, here is how I made it:
Orange Dream Spa Drink
Add sugar to the rim of a glass
Add 1/2 c orange juice
Add 2 tbs creamer
Add Canada Dry Mandarin Orange Sparkling Seltzer Water until glass is filled
Garnish with two orange wedges
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Some days I find myself just wanting a little time to relax. I'll be honest- life with three kids can get pretty crazy and hectic. There are moments when I just need some recharge time. It's nice to have this one "up my sleeve" to pull out for those days. (And being honest, who doesn't have them?!)
This time of year, blueberries are in-season and on the top of our families' list of yummy foods. I made a recipe that's just perfect for either a girls night or a special family treat. I think you'll like the flavors and the sparkling twist!
1/2 c blueberry limeade
3 tbs Canada Dry Lemon Lime Sparkling Seltzer Water
Handful of blueberries
Combine all ingredients in a glass. Add lime wedges & blueberries for garnish.
Let sit to allow the flavors to mingle.
What flavors say summer to you? If creamsicles are your thing, check out this coupon to see how you can save 50 cents on any flavor of Canada Dry to create your own Orange Dream drink!