Summer Recipe

Cailyn Stile and Kelsey Lauckner

Are you looking for the perfect recipes to spice up your summer menu? There are so many different options to choose from. Here are some ideas that we think you’ll love.

   To kick off your day, an energizing summer smoothie is a delicious and refreshing option. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert smoothie maker, this simple drink only includes a few ingredients! First, gather your favorite summer fruits such as strawberries, bananas, peaches, mangoes, ect. Next, add your base, which can be milk. If you would like to sweeten your smoothie, you can add some honey or sugar, along with any other tasty ingredients you enjoy. Then, add ice to the blender. When your smoothie is set, mix to your preference and voila you now have a refreshing and delicious smoothie to start off your day!

   The perfect thing to go with your smoothie is a healthy granola bowl. This other tasty treat will only take about five minutes. First, add your favorite yogurt along with your preferred choices of fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, or even strawberries. Then, in your bowl, add some granola, and any toppings you desire such as sliced almonds or coconut shavings. Now, enjoy your homemade and flavorful granola bowl.

   After breakfast, a perfect lunch or dinner option is a summer salad. A salad is both healthy and delicious! A flavorful option that involves one of the most popular summer fruits is a strawberry salad! The ingredients could include baby spinach, strawberries, pecans, feta cheese, and red onions. Finally, mix in your favorite dressing or leave it dry. One dressing that works especially well with this salad is a poppy seed dressing, which can be either homemade or bought.

   Everyone loves a perfect s’ more. So if you want the same effect but in a different form, a perfect option for you is a s’mores dip. This can even be made for a crowd of people and is very simple. All you need for this recipe is butter, chocolate chips, and marshmallows. The butter must be spread along the bottom layer of the pan, followed by a layer of chocolate chips. And lastly marshmallows, which you place neatly above the chocolate chips. Grab some graham crackers to dip with to get the full s’mores effect. Next, bake this dish at 450 degrees for around 5 to 7 minutes, let it cool, and enjoy this dessert.

   Overall, these recipes are a simple guide for your summer menu, and will treat you and your guests with a flavorful meal to remember!