Thursday, June 30, 2016

[Whole30] 4th Of July Recipe Roundup

Hi everyone! Who's excited for the long holiday weekend?  Does anyone have any fun plans?  Next week I'll talk more about what I'm up to, but I've been looking forward to it for a while!

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.

Check out this post to see that you don't have to sacrifice taste or picnic fun to stay Whole30 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!



Patriotic Mocktail


Whole30 Fourth of July Smoothie

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
Strawberry

Instructions
Mix first three ingredients, pour over ice.
Garnish with blueberries and strawberries, and enjoy!



Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie


Whole30 Fourth of July Mocktails

Ingredients (for two smoothies)
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

Instructions
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
[link]




Mango Cucumber Salsa

recipe by Eat the Gains
[link]



Minty Strawberry Salad

recipe by Athletic Avocado
[link]


Avocado and Dijon Turkey Burgers

recipe by My Healthyish Life 
[link]




Pineapple BBQ Chicken Skewers

recipe by Little Bits Of
[link]


If you need more inspiration, check out these posts!





What are your plans for the 4th?
To my international readers- what do you usually have at picnics/cookouts?

linking up with Amanda

19 comments:

  1. Yum! Those drinks look delicious. I don't drink alcohol but sometimes want a fun drink, so they are perfect for me. Happy fourth weekend!

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    1. Thanks Kate! Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

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  2. Saw those drinks on your Snapchat and the pictures came out great! I've been wanting to make a layered smoothie. Thanks for including my burgers :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing them with me Emily! They look amazing :)

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  3. There's so much color on this post, and I've been wanting to do a sweet potato salad since I"ve never done one before. :)

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  4. This all looks SO good! Would seriously never know that any of this wasn't "normal" picnic food!

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  5. awww thanks so much for including our recipe!!!! Great round up :)

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  6. All of these recipes look so so good! I wish that it was summer here in Australia as I loveeeee picnics and get togethers but instead we're doing everything we can to stay inside, haha!

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  7. Oh my goodness! These look amazing! My husband and I were just talking about doing the Whole 30 again. :)

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  8. These all look so good! I just finished my Whole30 yesterday and am planning on continuing, but more relaxed as well. Thanks for including me :)

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    1. That's awesome Kelly! Thanks for sharing your recipe with me :)

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  9. The skewers look bomb! Andrew loves pineapple with his savory food so I KNOW he would love this. Happy 4th!!

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    1. He would definitely love it! Thanks Suzy!

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