I don’t know about where you are, but we’ve had a simply rubbish summer so far. There was one good week, really and the rest has been rain, rain, rain, rain and more rain!

None the less, Jennifer and I set the challenge for the Festival of Food writers to share their Smoothie and Mocktail recipes, and they did not disappoint!

Jennifer, in true Hybrid Rasta Mama style, shares 5 “Real Food” Style Simple Syrup Recipes For Mocktails, a collection of homemade simple syrups that include fresh ingredients and no refined sugars. You will fall in love with them all!

I’m not quite as well behaved this month, and over on Keeper of the Kitchen I share a yummy, sweet, refreshing Summer Mint Cordial. This mint cordial is sure to bring some cool to your summery afternoons.

Sam takes the reigns at Hobo Mama again this month, and offers a vegan, dairy-free, sweetener-free smoothie with just four natural ingredients that’s sure to refresh both kids and adults. I think I’m trying this one for breakfast!

Bianca at The Pierogie Mama shares a few delicious smoothies that use avocado as an ingredient – great for healthy fats and a  hit with toddlers too, she tells us. 

Jennifer at True Confessions of a Real Mommy shares Frozen Green Dream which includes her favorite trick for a quick, satisfying smoothie your kids will run for a cup of. 

Finally, Lindy at Poppy Soap Company shares an energizing and refreshing morning grapefruit smoothie. I might have to try that one tomorrow. 

Do you have a yummy summer drink recipe to share? Link up below if you do! 

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