Longer days means more time to spend trying out new delicious recipes. Summer has officially kicked off and the sun is shining at full force. If you are like us, we know you are in desperate need of some refreshing and delicious recipes to cool you down this summer. Today we are bringing you our top 5 recipes using our very own CF Nutrition products.
#1 Aloha Watermelon Slushy
Nothing is more refreshing than watermelon on a hot summer day. Here is the recipe for our delicious watermelon immunity slushy. It is low in calories and high in hydration.
- 10 cups seedless watermelon cubes, (pureed watermelon, frozen in an ice cube tray for at least 24 hours)
- 2–4 tbsp honey
- Juice of 1 large lime
- 1/4 cup fresh mint
- 1 1/2 cup CF(Rehydrate)® Immunity+, Aloha Blend
Let the frozen watermelon cubes sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to defrost some. Then, add the cubes, 2 tbsp honey, lime juice, mint, and CF(Rehydrate)® Immunity+ to a high-speed blender. Pulse the blender until the watermelon starts to break up some, then blend to form a thick, slushy consistency. Adjust the honey to taste, adding more if necessary. If the mixture is too thick for your liking, you can also add in extra CF(Rehydrate)® Immunity+.
Divide equally into 4 glasses, serve, and enjoy!
#2 Mango Peach Margarita Mocktails!
Not only is this drink the perfect way to fire up your fiesta (& soothe the spice-factor if you’re like us and love your tacos with a little heat), but it also provides a healthy dose of plant-based protein from all-natural, clean ingredients!
- 12oz frozen mango chunks
- 12oz frozen peach slices
- Extra Ice, for blending
- 1 bottle CF(Protein)®
- 1 cup citrus seltzer water
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
Throw the mango & peach chunks into the blender. Top off the blender with ice. Pour in the bottle of CF(Protein)® & seltzer water. Blend until completely smooth, adding more ice if necessary to get it the consistency you want. Pour the drinks and serve them immediately.
#3 Vegan Tropical Overnight Oats
Cooking over a hot stove in the morning just isn’t in in summer. Here we share our favorite summer breakfast idea that will kick off your day right.
- 1/4 cup pineapple finely diced
- 1/4 cup mango finely diced
- 1/2 rolled oats
- 1 bottle CF(Protein)®
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a 16 ounce mason jar, stir to combine, cover and store in the fridge overnight. Serve up this tropical breakfast treat with an extra pinch of shredded coconut & sliced bananas if you really like things fruity!
#4 Choco-Orange Energy Bites (Vegan Friendly!)
Are you in need of a healthy summer snack to take with you to the pool or beach? We have you covered with these delicious and nutritious energy bites.
- 1/4 cup CF(Rehydrate)®, Orange
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup toasted chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp orange zest (plus more for dusting the energy bites)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
Soak dates in hot water for about 10 minutes or until softened; drain and squeeze to release excess moisture. Set aside. Add oats to food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Add walnuts, orange zest, cacao nibs, and cocoa powder; pulse until finely ground. Add dates, CF(Rehydrate)®, and orange juice; process until mixture comes together into a ball, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Roll mixture into 1‑inch balls and coat with additional orange zest (add as much or as little as you’d like to create your perfect orange-chocolate flavor profile!). Place on parchment paper–lined tray; refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm & then enjoy!
#5 Extra Creamy Cooked Oatmeal (Vegan & Great for the Gut!)
Last on the list is another awesome summer breakfast idea for our oatmeal lovers.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or agave
- 2 tbsp coconut yogurt
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup CF(Protein)®
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup coconut milk
Mix together: oats, 2 cups water, pure maple syrup or agave syrup, and yogurt in a large bowl. Cover and let sit on the counter overnight. In the morning, bring coconut milk, CF(Protein)®, water, salt, and oat mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for around 5 minutes. Watch carefully as these oats cook quickly. Spoon into bowls and top with a tbsp of coconut butter for some healthy fat and sliced banana. Other topping favorites include a sprinkle of cinnamon & a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
Now you have 5 delicious and nutritious summer snack ideas. So what are you waiting for – head to drinkclearfast.com today to purchase some of our awesome products.