Drink Your Fruits

Juices provide lots of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and of course flavor. Bottoms up!

Teo's Punch

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Teo's Punch

Adults should eat 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit each day, according to the FDA. Each 8-ounce glass of this easy-to-make drink takes care of about half of that, in a most delicious manner. Add some rum to the mix for an excellent outdoor party sipper.

 View Recipe: Teo's Punch 

Banana-Berry Smoothie

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Banana-Berry Smoothie

Squeezing the juice out of fruit also removes beneficial fiber, but using the whole fruit, as in this smoothie, avoids that problem. Thanks to calcium-fortified orange juice, yogurt, and powdered milk, it also provides nearly a third of your daily calcium. And it's sweet and delicious to boot.

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Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka Cocktails

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pomegranate-Key Lime Vodka Cocktails

Try these to add a Florida Keys flavor to any get-together. Not only do they taste great, studies also show that drinking pomegranate juice may help lower total cholesterol and systolic blood pressure.

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Blackberry Limeade

Jeff Kauck

Blackberry Limeade

This refreshing drink just screams summer, and should be sipped ice cold. It also screams healthful, with an array of antioxidants from the blackberries.

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Strawberry Agua Fresca

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Strawberry Agua Fresca

 Aguas frescas are fruit-based drinks popular all across Mexico and made from dozens of different fruits. This version blends whole strawberries to add fiber with lime juice to make it light and refreshing. Try variations using whatever fresh fruit you have on hand.

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Pomegranate Cocktail

Karry Hosford

Pomegranate Cocktail

Pomegranate juice has become popular recently, thanks to its powerhouse levels of antioxidants and its unique tart flavor. This drink adds orange and lime juice, plus vodka and grenadine, to create a unique adult beverage that's great to pour at parties.

View Recipe: Pomegranate Cocktail

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