Nothing says “summer’s here” like the refreshing taste of citrus!
Planning on a picnic this weekend or just lounging at the pool? Summer is the perfect time to incorporate essential oils into your activities and your food. And to save time on preparation, here are some quick and easy beverages that you can whip up and enjoy anytime. You’ll get a tasty summer treat, plus the benefits of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ Essential Oils.
Refreshing Black Cherry Lemonade
2/3 cup Blue Agave
4 drops Lemon Vitality™
4 large lemons
1 bottle sparkling Black Cherry Soda (best with an all-natural brand like IBC, Boylan’s or Fritz’s)
In a gallon pitcher, combine agave, lemon essential oil, juice of lemons, and sparkling cherry soda. Mix well and add filtered water to fill pitcher. Chill in refrigerator and serve over ice. Garnish with sprig of mint or lemon wedge.
Yields 8 servings.
Citrus Sunshine Smoothie
This zesty smoothie recipe created by Sylvie Shirazi of Gourmande in the Kitchen is a little taste of summer right in your cup! The combination of orange and vanilla may just take you back to your childhood days of eating ice pops on the lawn on hot summer days, but with the get-up-and-go you need to get through your adult-sized to-do list.
1 clementine or tangerine, peeled and seeds removed
1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
½ tablespoon orange blossom honey
2 drops Orange Vitality™
2 drops Tangerine Vitality
1 scoop Slique Shake (optional)
4 ounces plain Greek yogurt
4 ounces crushed ice
Place everything in a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
Yields 1 serving.