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Quench your thirst with a Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie

This May 2018 photo shows a watermelon strawberry smoothie in New York. This drink is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP) NYKT101
By Katie Workman, Associated Press
Friday 6 July 2018 05.00

By Katie Workman

Holy mother of summer, itís gotten hot. My dog is sleeping in our shower because the tiles are cool. Iím testing recipes in the morning because I donít want my oven cranking all afternoon. And (this is how I know itís really hot), I may be coming close to drinking my daily recommended amount of water.

But water can get a little boring.

All this by way of saying, if you have a blender, get it out. Buy frozen berries and other frozen fruit, or freeze the fresh stuff yourself. Cut watermelon into chunks and stash those in the freezer. Have some honey or agave or simple syrup on hand. Blend it all up, maybe with some crushed ice, or juice, or even some sort of milk or nut milk or yogurt for those of you who are into the creamier thing. Drink. Rinse and repeat.

After 5 p.m., you may also add liquor to the grownupsí glasses. After 4 if itís a Sunday. After 3 if itís above 90 degrees outside and itís a Sunday.

Katie Workman has written two cookbooks focused on easy, family-friendly cooking, "Dinner Solved!" and "The Mom 100 Cookbook."

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