Looking for a refreshing meal to beat the summer heat? This healthy sandwich and smoothie duo has you covered.

This Open-Faced Nut Butter Sandwich forgoes the jelly for fresh sliced pears.

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 slices of your favorite bread
  • Peanut butter or almond butter
  • Sliced pears
  • Raisins
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
Materials:
  • Knife
  • Toaster
Directions:
1.  Toast your favorite bread; one slice to eat open-faced or two for a sandwich.  Spread on nut butter and drizzle with honey.  Sprinkle on a few raisins.  Add sliced pears, enough to cover bread.  Sprinkle top of pears with cinnamon and enjoy.
Ginger-Berry Smoothie with Chia Seeds
When the weather gets warm, is there anything more refreshing than a smoothie? This one sneaks in some healthy vegetables and chia seeds.
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries (extra for garish if desired)
  • About 1/3 cup canned sliced beets (save extra beets for next smoothie) or leftover cooked beets
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • Chia seeds
Materials:
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Blender
  • Grater
Directions:
1.  In a blender combine all except chia seeds.  Blend until smooth.  Top with chia seeds and extra fruit if desired.  Makes 1 serving.

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