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  1. Plumlicious Smoothie

  2. Adapted from the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers

  3. 1 lb. ripe Ontario plums, golden or blue, washed and pitted

  4. 2 Tbsp. honey, or to taste

  5. 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint

  6. 1 tsp. lemon juice

  7. zest of half a lemon

  8. 1 cup crushed ice (or 2 cups cubed ice)

  9. splash of ginger ale, Champagne or prosecco

  10. fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

  11. In a blender add plums, honey, mint, lemon juice and zest and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Add ice and blend until slushy. Distribute evenly between two glasses, top with a splash of ginger ale and a sprig of mint.

  12. Makes 4 servings.

  13. Watermelon Green Tea Slush

  14. This is a great drink to make when you need to serve a crowd - one watermelon can serve two dozen people! Since watermelons are mostly water they puree well, and make an incredibly refreshing, summery drink. (In fact, all you need to do is puree a watermelon, chill and serve it; or add the puree to lemonade.) To make the green tea, steep two tea bags in 8 cups of boiling water, let cool and then refrigerate until chilled. Adapted from

  15. 8 cups watermelon cubes

  16. 8 cups unsweetened green tea, chilled

  17. 4 cups purple grape juice

  18. honey, to taste (optional - you may need it if you omit the grape juice)

  19. 3 cups ice cubes or crushed ice

  20. In a blender, pulse the watermelon cubes (you may have to do it in batches) until as smooth as you can get - add the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Serves about 15.


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