This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
With summer in full swing, I have found myself nostalgic about summers that I had as a child. I grew up in New Jersey. My summers consisted of catching lightning bugs in glass jars, playing t-ball at the park, and lots of hot days at the lake and pool. While New Jersey was hot, it in no way compares to Florida hot. Seriously, Florida is oppressively hot. We really can only go outside to play during strategic hours, between 9-11am and 5-8pm. We melt the rest of the day, that is unless we are in the pool!
When I have the kids outside, my preferred place to keep an eye on them is in the shade with a refreshing summer drink in my hand. Because Aidan and Avery want to be just like mommy, I have to watch what I drink around them. Hanging out by the pool solo is a lot different than it is with my mini-me’s. With kids in tow, I like to whip up refreshing summer drinks in the blender using whatever fruits I have on hand. It is a great way to use the fruit in my fridge before it goes bad. My latest creation is called a Watermelon Fizz. I found it on the Fresh From Florida Recipe site.
Refreshing Summer Drink: Watermelon Fizz
- 5 Cups Florida Watermelon, seeded and cubed
- 2 Cups Sparkling Water
- Florida Honey, to taste
- 1 Lemon, juiced
- Mint to garnish
- Add watermelon, lemon juice, and honey to blender. Process until smooth.
- Strain puree through a fine sieve.
- Fill glasses with ice.
- Evenly distribute strained juice into glasses.
- Top each glass with sparkling water and stir once.
- Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
You can see in the above picture, it was difficult for me to actually snap photos with Avery trying to eat all of my ingredients and props! As I mentioned, I found this recipe as I was browsing the Fresh From Florida website. Fresh From Florida strives to inspire families to create healthy and wholesome meals with nature’s finest ingredients, grown locally in the state of Florida. There are tons of fantastic recipes featuring all of the great produce in season, including watermelon, sweet corn, tomatoes, and blueberries. They also have a bunch of fresh Florida seafood recipes to pair with your fresh produce! I feel good about feeding my children local produce, and have even taken them to local u-pick farms for fun and a lesson on sustainability! Looking in my fridge, I am confident that we eat Fresh From Florida on a daily basis, which sits well with me!
What are your favorite Fresh From Florida produce picks?