20 Simple Summer Solstice Recipes

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Summertime is here (!) and we’re celebrating the shift to warmer weather by incorporating more fresh, vibrant ingredients. We’ve compiled some of our favorite simple summer recipes to keep you cool and nourished as the seasons change!

Glasses of our Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots on a cutting board with ingredients to make them
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Lemon Ginger Turmeric Wellness Shots
5-ingredient wellness shots with anti-inflammatory benefits, a mega-dose of vitamin C, and a delicate balance of flavors to create the ultimate juice to boost immunity!
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Top down shot of two glasses of Summer in a Cup Smoothie with fresh raspberries and orange slices
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Summer in a Cup Smoothie
Simple 5-ingredient smoothie that tastes like summer in a cup! Raspberries, frozen banana, 2 pure fruit juices, and creamy almond milk make the healthiest tart-sweet smoothie ever.
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Glass serving jar with a swirl of coconut milk and our Mango Berry Smoothie recipe
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Gingery Mango & Berry Smoothie
A wholesome (banana-free!) smoothie of mangoes, berries, lime, ginger, and coconut, with a hint of spice from cayenne. Satisfying, delicious, and packed with vitamins and nutrients!
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Glasses and a jar of our Avocado Green Smoothie alongside ingredients used to make it
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Creamy Avocado Banana Green Smoothie
Creamy, nutritious, 5-ingredient Avocado Banana Green Smoothie loaded with greens, healthy fats, and protein. The perfect plant-based way to start your day.
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Our Vegan Golden Milk Smoothie served in two glasses with straws
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Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie
All of the delicious taste and health perks of golden milk in smoothie form! Just 7 ingredients, 1 blender, and 5 minutes required. Creamy, naturally sweet, subtly spiced, and packed with turmeric!
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SUPER HEALTHY Zucchini Berry Smoothie! 8 nutrient-packed ingredients, 1 blender, 5 minutes, SO CREAMY! #vegan #glutenfree #raw #zucchini #smoothie #plantbased #recipe #minimalistbaker
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Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie
Creamy, nutritious zucchini smoothie with bananas, blueberries, greens, and hemp seeds! Loaded with 8 whole ingredients, plus 1 blender and 10 minutes required! Entirely vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with health benefits.
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Using a wooden spoon to stir fresh fruit for making White Sangria
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Easy Traditional White Sangria
An easy, 8-ingredient (1-pitcher!) recipe for traditional white wine sangria. Brandy and wine recommendations included, and seasonally adaptable!
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Two glasses of our Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita recipe
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Rhubarb Strawberry Margaritas
6-ingredient rhubarb strawberry margaritas with silver tequila, lime juice, and a homemade rhubarb-strawberry syrup. Tart-sweet, easy to make, and perfect for spring!
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Using a spoon to scoop up a bite of a delicious Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl topped with fresh fruit
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Creamy Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Creamy dragon fruit smoothie bowl ready in 5 minutes with 5 ingredients! Wholesome, creamy, nutrient-packed, and the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!
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Using a homemade Baked Plantain Chip to scoop up Garlicky Guacamole from a bowl
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Baked Plantain Chips + Garlicky Guacamole
Crispy, baked plantain chips with garlicky guacamole! A satisfying alternative to corn chips, ready in just 30 minutes, with 7 wholesome ingredients!
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Teal bowl filled with our Summer Tomato, Cucumber, and Cantaloupe Salad
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Summer Tomato & Cantaloupe Salad
A summery, 10-ingredient melon salad with cantaloupe and mint tossed in lime juice, paired with cucumber, tomatoes, and onion tossed in a light vinaigrette. Refreshing, fiber-rich, and so delicious.
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HEALTHY Super Green Vegan Pesto! BIG flavor, 10 minutes, 1 bowl, SO delicious. #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #sauce #pesto #greens #minimalistbaker #recipe
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Super-Green Vegan Kale Pesto
Easy vegan pesto with tons of fresh herbs, nutrient-rich kale, seeds, and nutritional yeast! The perfect 10-minute spread or sauce for Italian night and beyond! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free optional.
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Platter of Grilled Veggie Skewers with a small dish of Chimichurri sauce
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Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce
Colorful, 30-minute veggie skewers grilled to perfection and served with chimichurri sauce! The perfect plant-based side or main for summertime BBQs.
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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad
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Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.
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Using wooden salad spoons to grab a serving of our colorful Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing
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Vibrant Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing
A quick-and-easy Thai-inspired salad with fresh vegetables and mango! Drizzle on a simple peanut dressing for a delicious side, or add a protein of choice to make it an entrée.
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Collard Green Spring Rolls in a wood bowl with dipping sauce
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Platter of Raw Romaine Taco Boats for a refreshing vegan dinner
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Rainbow Raw-maine Taco Boats
Rainbow “Raw-maine” lettuce boats with hummus, fresh veggies, sprouts, and a creamy tahini sauce. Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! Serves 2 as an entrée and 4 as a side / appetizer!
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Two bowls and a baking pan of Grain-Free Berry Crisp served with vegan ice cream
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Grain-Free Berry Crisp
Vegan berry crisp with 3 types of berries. It's naturally sweetened with crispy, grain-free topping! The perfect plant-based, gluten-free summer dessert!
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Scoops of Mango Raspberry Coconut Sorbet for a refreshing vegan summer dessert
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Raspberry Coconut Mango Sorbet
6-ingredient Mango Sorbet with creamy coconut milk and a handful of fresh raspberries. Creamy, tropical (like guava!), perfectly sweet, and delicious for summertime.
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Coating a Golden Milk Snack Bite in shredded coconut beside a tray with more bites
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5-Ingredient Golden Milk Snack Bites
Quick and easy, 5-ingredient snack bites with cashew butter, coconut, anti-inflammatory golden milk spices, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup.
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If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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