Summer is my favorite time of year. You get to wear flip flops all the time. You get to splash around in the pool. And, the fruits and veggies are super fresh. Here's my only problem. I sometimes go a little nuts at the market this time of year and buy a little too much fruit. If you know my carnivore, then you know he never thinks to eat fruit. It isn't that he hates it, he just really doesn't think about eating it. He certainly doesn't get all giddy about it like I do. And, I do what I can by sneaking a few strawberries of a cluster of green grapes on his breakfast plate, but even then I sometimes can't eat all the fruit I have bought. When this happens and my berries are about to go bad, I make smoothies. It is something along the lines of "when life gives you lemons make lemonade."
The other day I had part of a watermelon that was well on its way to becoming mushy, some blueberries that were a bit past their prime, and a ton of strawberries (some from the market and some the carnivore and I picked ourselves). Some I mixed up these lovely bits of fruit with one cup of (organic 2%) milk (you could also use yogurt if you have some around) with a few ice cubes until it was smooth.
What can I say? It was wonderfully refreshing. Plus, I packed in lots of antioxidants and vitamin C in my little drink. It was the perfect end to my lunch - just sweet enough to fool me into thinking I had dessert without all the calories (it is bikini season after all). Maybe next time I will even make one for the carnivore. So, if you have a summer fruit addiction like mine, I highly suggest you make yourself a frozen and drink to your health!