Memorial Day Crowd Pleaser: Strawberry-Vanilla Spritzer

strawberry vanilla spritzer recipe

“Juicing is one of the best ways for getting the good stuff (you know, all those nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants you’ve been trying to incorporate in your everyday diet) into your body. And, the best part? No fruit or vegetable is off limits. Just pick up whatever is fresh at the market and let the juicing begin.”

Looking for a healthy and refreshing drink for your Memorial Day gathering? Break out the juicer and make this deceptively simple non-acholohic spritzer recipe from the new paperback cookbook Juice It! by Robin Asbell. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Juice ItStrawberry-Vanilla Spritzer Recipe

The blend of apple juice with sweet berries and a hint of vanilla makes a delicious drink. The sparkling water is refreshing and adds a little tingle.


  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • large apple, cored
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water

Cooking Directions

  1. Juice the strawberries and apple, in that order. Pour into a glass, add the vanilla and sparkling water, and stir until combined. Serve immediately.

Robin Asbell is a chef, food writer, and cooking teacher specializing in natural foods. She is author of Sweet & Easy Vegan, Big Vegan, The New Whole Grains Cookbook, and New Vegetarian.

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About the Author

is a former marketing consultant who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn her hand to creative non-fiction. Jennifer continues to write about sustainable food and wine, the intersection of food and marketing and food politics for and is the author of Greening Your Small Business (November 2009, Penguin Group (USA)). She was named one of The 16 Women You Must Follow on Twitter for Green Business. She has four kids, a dog, a hamster and an MBA - follow her on and .