By Kelly Bogard

Say goodbye to the mild summer days of June. July is here, and things are definitely heating up. Seems like I’m always working on a new way to beat the heat in the kitchen lately.

And this week is no exception. This super quick recipe with fresh fruits is a great way to cool off. Staying hydrated is so important during these hot days. So why not make it flavorful, too?


For Peach-Berry Smoothies, you will need…peachberry smoothie
2 peaches
1/2 c. raspberries
1/2 c. peach nectar
1 c. ice
1 tsp. lemon juice

Peach harvest is in full swing throughout the state and, from what I am seeing, the crops are great. Sweet and juicy is a perfect combination for this frosty drink.

Start by washing and patting dry all of the fruit. Then remove the stone (seed) from the peaches and chop into small chunks. Leave the skin on, because you won’t notice it once blended.  And it adds a little tartness.
peachberry smoothie

Place the peaches, raspberries and nectar in the blender and pulse until smooth.
peachberry smoothie

Add the ice and lemon juice and blend well.
peachberry smoothie

Once it’s all blended, simply pour into glasses and serve. You can freeze any leftovers for a day or two down the road.
peachberry smoothie

This smoothie is light and refreshing. Sure to cool you down in the heat of this Texas summer. Be sure to watch out in the heat as the temperatures climb. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!


Recipe: Peach-Berry Smoothies

Summary: Light, refreshing way to keep the heat at bay


peachberry smoothie

  • 2 peaches
  • 1/2 c. raspberries
  • 1/2 c. peach nectar
  • 1 c. ice
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


  • Wash and dry all fruit.
  • Remove stone and chop up peaches.
  • Add peaches, raspberries and peach nectar to the blender.
  • Pulse until smooth.
  • Pour in lemon juice and ice.
  • Blend until all ice is broken up.
  • Serve immediately or freeze for later use.

Prep time (duration): 0 hour(s), 3 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 2-3