Ahh, finally – it’s summertime, and the living is easy! That floaty, relaxed vibe is certainly in the air, as well as renewed excitement for all the glorious possibilities that life has to offer! We sure are feelin’ it.
We’re sure that some of your plans include hitting the beach with friends, enjoying some fun gatherings at home, going abroad, and just kicking back with a good book under a shady tree.
Whatever your plans are, we’re here to enhance them from “awesome” to “deliciously awesome.” We’ve compiled a list some our very favorite summery recipes for your enjoyment!
1. Warm summer evening potluck
Show up to an enchanting summer night potluck with this sangria, and you’ll be an instant favorite – and so will our recipe for our tangy superfood twist on this classic Spanish libation.
Orange Cranberry Sangria
The perfect blend of sweet and sour, our Boku Harvest Cranberries provide a blast of superfood nutrition and delicious flavor to this crowd-pleasing Sangria recipe!
1 cup Boku Harvest Cranberries
2 count organic oranges, sliced
750 ml bottle red wine
3 shots of brandy
1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
4 cups organic cranberry juice
1 cup club soda
fresh rosemary for garnish
1. Place Boku Harvest Cranberries and sliced oranges in the bottom of a large pitcher.
2. Pour the wine, brandy, orange juice, and cranberry juice over the fruit.
Stir, and allow to chill for at least two hours for best flavor.
3.Pour sangria into glasses to 3/4 full, top with club soda and rosemary. Cheers!
2. Fourth of July Celebration
Sparklers and fireworks are a must when celebrating America’s independence. In this smoothie, the red, white, and blue represent Old Glory’s Stars and Stripes. Happy Fourth of July; celebrate throughout the year with this special treat.
Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie
3/4 cup Frozen Strawberries or Raspberries
1/4 cup Non-Dairy Milk
1 1/2 tbsp BõKU Super Protein
3/4 cup Non-Dairy Milk
1 tbsp Honey
3/4 cup Acai Juice
1 1/2 tbsp BõKU® Super Protein
1 cup Frozen or Fresh Blueberries
Blend 3/4 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries, 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, 1 1/2 tablespoons super protein, and ice cubes. Pour into container and store in freezer until needed.
Blend 2 bananas, 3/4 non-dairy milk, 1 tbsp honey, and ice cubes. Pour into container and store in freezer until needed. *Note: Do this layer first so it stays nice and white!
Blend together 3/4 cup acai juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons boku super protein, 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries, and ice cubes. Pour into container and store in freezer until needed.
Pour even amount of red smoothie mix into clear glasses (four is the estimated serving size, however this will depend on the size of your smoothies). Next, slowly pour blue layer of smoothie onto your red layer (make sure to go slow as to not mix the two colors). Lastly, carefully pour the white layer on top in each of your smoothie cups!
To garnish, add coconut flakes, Boku Super Cacao Nibs, or strawberries on top!
3. Idyllic Picnic
Perfect Picnic Fruit Salad
One of our favorite ways to get our summer mornings started or to put together a bright, vitamin-rich picnic food is by mixing a colorful array of fresh fruit together with BōKU Super Berries, which are gathered from the most pristine, exotic, organic sources around the world and dried slowly to lock in their phytonutrients.
Honeydew Melon, cubed
1 scoop of Boku Super Berries for every 2 cups of fruit
count Juice from one orange
This recipe is very versatile and quick to make if you purchase pre-sliced fruit such as melon and pineapple. If you slice all your own fruit and want to have this delicious healthy snack or breakfast multiple days, store the extra slice fruit and juice together in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can prepare as much fruit as you like and the amount of Super Berries to add will be determined by 1 scoop for every 2 cups of fruit. Mix together your favorite fruits or the ones listed and add the amount of Super Berries desired before the orange juice.
4. Protein-Packed Summer Lunch
Crispy Chickpea Greek Salad
Even typical salad naysayers will gobble up our Crispy Chickpea Greek Salad! Full of flavor and crunch this salad is sure to become a summer staple!
1 count 15 oz. can Cooked Chickpeas, rinsed & drained
1/2 scoop Boku Super Shrooms
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
1 tsp red wine vinegar
3 count medium Persian cucumbers, chopped
1 tbsp Boku Superfood
2 count medium heirloom or Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup crumbled feta
sea salt & pepper to taste
1. In a large frying pan, heat olive oil, coriander, cumin, and Boku Super Shroom powder over medium heat. Add chickpeas and stir to coat. Sprinkle with sea salt and cook until no liquid remains, stirring occasionally until chickpeas begin to brown. Add red wine vinegar and stir to coat. Continue to pan-fry until the chickpeas become as toasty as you’d like.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, mint, and Boku Superfood. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, and toss to combine. Add crumbled feta and gently stir. Finish with sea salt and pepper to taste. Top with crispy chickpeas.
Yummy – enjoy!
Oh, and please don’t forget to protect yourself from the creepy crawlies that might want to suck your blaaahhhd (Transylvanian accent) at BBQs. And for the love of God, do it without putting chemicals into your skin! We’ve got you covered there too:
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