Beat the Heat with a Florida Citrus Smoothie


Simple Florida Citrus Smoothie

Soaring August temperatures in Florida calls for simple, fast and cold refreshment!  Try the recipe below  enjoy our home grown citrus fruits on the hottest of summer days.  This is a perfect “base” recipe from which to work and add your own twists.  Hmmm…maybe an addition of lime or lemon?

Beat the Heat with a Florida Citrus Smoothie
Recipe Type: Beverage
Author: Carole ODell
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 12 mins
Serves: 4
Sultry southern summers make a soothing beverage a necessity. Here’s one that features famous fresh Florida citrus.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 oz natural sugar
  • 4 oz Florida grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz Florida orange juice
  • 2 drops of vanilla extract
  • 4 oz low-fat milk
  • 4 cups of ice
Instructions
  1. Pour the orange juice, grapefruit juice, milk, vanilla extract into a blender
  2. Add the ice
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Garnish with fresh fruit slices
  5. A few slices of fresh Florida strawberries adds a vibrant touch