Here’s the thing about the sun and me: we don’t mix.

Not even a little bit.

If we’re being honest, I have a very narrow window of temperature ranges I’m comfortable in (bless you, Tall Boy, for loving me anyway).  And 100+ degree Kansas heat is not one of them.  Especially considering the fact that I’m pretty much as fair-skinned as a person can be.  Seriously, I slather on SPF 50 and still manage to get a sunburn? 

We enjoyed the majority of our day off on the Fourth at the pool.  I felt well-prepared for the day, by applying a very generous layer of sunscreen, finding a chair in the shade, and lounging on it while wearning a cover-up and a floppy beach hat and sunglasses.

Take that, sun, I thought, thumbing my nose as I relaxed a bit into the pages of my paperback.

Except that eventually, my little shady spot lost its shade.  And a black swim suit cover up is not really what you want to be wearing in 103 degree heat.   So I took it off, cooled off for a few minutes in the pool, and went back to reading.

But then I got hot again.  Like really hot.  Super hot.  The kind of hot that leaves you shaky and lightheaded and glistening with ew–sweat.  And then the worst thing ever happened: the pool party organizers decided to have relay races and blocked off the pool.  Who does that?  Who blocks off a pool during a pool party?

All I could think about on the drive back home was faceplanting myself into a bucket of ice-water.  Or downing about a gallon of this frozen blueberry lemonade.

It’s quick to blend up, and requires only four ingredients (not counting the ice).  And while the mint isn’t an absolute neccessity, it does add a little extra crispness to this icy drink.  Technically, this recipe makes four servings, though I pretty much drank the entire blenderful myself.

Frozen Blueberry Lemonade
  • 1½ cups blueberries
  • 1 cup lemonade (I used Crystal Light)
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups ice
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Garnish with additional mint sprigs and blueberries, if desired.

Have a great weekend!

I’m linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party Wednesday, Whip it Up Wednesdays, Watcha’ Whipped Up Wednesdays, Eat, Pray {Read}, Love, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m Lovin’ It Fridays, and Weekend Potluck!