Purple Summer Cooler

Here we are in late August, and although Autumn is slowly creeping closer, you wouldn’t be able to tell by the temperatures we are still having here in Madrid.  And luckily for me, the stores are still full of summertime fruit!  I am certainly taking advantage of the watermelons, Galia melons, peaches, nectarine, paraguayos and berries that are in season right now.

I think I have probably eaten my weight in watermelon this summer, and most of it has been in its natural state.  I tend to take half a watermelon, get a spoon, sit down at the table and chow down!  But I decided to branch out a little bit and make a drink, and this one came out deeelish! It is such a lovely deep purple color and so very hydrating.

This drink is a delightfully refreshing way to cool down on a hot late summers day and still get your greens in!

So, without further ado-

Purple Summer Cooler:

Makes 2 servings

Blend and strain the following:

3.5 cups watermelon

1 small head romaine lettuce

1 cup frozen mixed berries (I used blackberries, raspberries, cherries and mulberries)

Then, blend the mixture with 1 frozen banana.  Pour into tall glasses and enjoy!  Easy-Peasy 🙂

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