Today I'll be sharing some amazing recipes for the 4th of July. You won't believe it by looking at the mouthwatering pictures or trying them out for yourself- but these are all Whole30 compliant! Since I'm still on my Whole30 (more like a relaxed Mostly-Whole 70), I wanted to show you all that you don't have to sacrifice taste or picnic fun to stay compliant.
I'll be sharing some recipes from my blogging buddies, but let's start off with some drinks that I'll be making! You might have to miss out on wine coolers or beers during the Whole30, but these drinks are refreshing, delicious, and won't leave you feeling bloated when you want to change into a bikini and jump into the pool!
Ingredients (for one mocktail)
2 oz Cherry Juice
4 oz Lemon sparkling water
2 T Lime Juice (or juice of one lime)
Handful of Blueberries
Mix first three ingredients, pour over ice.
Garnish with blueberries and strawberries, and enjoy!
Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie
1 total cup frozen strawberries and raspberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1 frozen banana
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk (divided)
1 cup frozen blueberries
In a blender, blend together strawberries, raspberries and orange juice. Pour evenly into two glasses or one giant glass, and set in freezer.
Clean out blender, then blend together banana and 1/2 cup of milk. Pour over top of red layer, and set it back in freezer.
Clean out blender, then blend together blueberries and remaining 1/2 cup of milk. Pour into glasses over top of red and white layer.
[Or- blend all ingredients together at once if you don't feel like layering]
Sweet Potato Salad
recipe by Paleo Running Momma
Mango Cucumber Salsa
recipe by Eat the Gains
Minty Strawberry Salad
recipe by Athletic Avocado
Avocado and Dijon Turkey Burgers
recipe by My Healthyish Life
Pineapple BBQ Chicken Skewers
recipe by Little Bits Of
If you need more inspiration, check out these posts!
To my international readers- what do you usually have at picnics/cookouts?
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