Featured Recipes: Springtime Refreshers

After such a long winter, I am oh so grateful for this porch worthy weather we have been having this past week. These two springtime beverages are perfect for sitting out on the patio watching the kiddos play in the backyard. Plus they make for great Mom + Dr. Brown approved treats to help cool the kids off as well! The first one featured here is an all natural lemonade sweetened only with watermelon and raw honey. Take that Minutemaid (and all other high fructose corn syrup sweetened drinks!) The second is more of a smoothie using frozen fruit and a touch a honey to create a much healthier “icee” that the whole family will enjoy!! Go ahead and give them a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Watermelon Lemonade

  • 2 large lemons
  • 1 c cubed watermelon
  • ⅓ c raw honey
  • 1 c water (still, sparkling, or coconut)


  1. Squeeze the juice of both lemons into a blender.
  2. Add the cubed watermelon, raw honey, and the water of your choice.
  3. Blend until completely mixed.
  4. Pour liquid through a strainer until all watermelon pieces are removed.

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Printable version here.

Strawberry Fruit Chiller


  • 1 c cubed watermelon, frozen or fresh
  • 1 c frozen strawberries, thawed slightly
  • 1 c ice
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1 c water


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, and serve!

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Printable version here.

I hope you and your family enjoy these fun beverages made with REAL food ingredients! Now go outside and play, and don’t forget your drink! 😉

Til next time,


Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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