5 Summertime Smoothies

With the sun shining & the weather being beautiful, it is the perfect time to cool off with a refreshing summer smoothie!

Long days outdoors can take a lot out of you, so it’s important to make sure you’re properly nourished. That’s why smoothies are a great solution! They’re great to cool you down and you can pack them with fresh fruits and veggies.

Grab your favorite produce items, a blender, and make a delicious summertime treat! Want some inspiration? Dessert like, fruity, or loaded with nutrients– Here are 5 smoothie recipes!

Super Duper Smoothie

Kale, blueberries, and oatmeal are all superfoods.  Blending them together into smoothie form is not only nutritionally ideal, but it also makes a great-tasting drink. All the ingredients have a plethora of nutritional value, like the Cinnamon which helps support normal blood sugar.

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=ffb4df05-6354-4256-98d2-9f144472e215&dishName=super-duper-smoothie

The Alkalizer Smoothie

Celery, spinach, and lemon are powerful foods that help bring your body back to a more balanced, alkalized (as opposed to acidic) state that promotes health and makes you less susceptible to getting sick.

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=7f717aa2-20bf-4a51-8652-e12e093b5862&dishName=the-alkalizer-smoothie-

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Ummm. Yes. You read that title correctly. And the best part? This smoothie is totally breakfastable and incredibly filling. Truth is, there’s no chocolate chips, but raw cacao nibs which make it sweet and a good option!

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=b9c37d4b-b2f7-4c60-82d3-806ebb35b52c&dishName=chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookie-smoothie-

 Strawberry Banana Smoothie 

This is a tasty, kid-friendly way to eat healthy fruit. Using frozen bananas & strawberries makes thick, dessert-like smoothies. They’re harder to blend, but worth it! Do yourself a favor and peel the bananas before you freeze them.

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=4617e9f2-be37-4ca8-9a4f-8db42519ecb4&dishName=strawberry-banana-smoothie

Mango-Strawberry Super greens Smoothie

Make this delicious superfood-filled smoothie with super greens, spinach or any greens you have on hand. Delicious, fruity flavors make the addition of greens almost invisible!

Recipe: https://www.shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=e6d4aa48-2a8e-4a5f-a6fd-b1d1f1edb82a&dishName=mango-strawberry-supergreens-smoothie

Happy summer and happy blending!

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Picnic Perfect

Summer is in full swing and schedules are crazy. If you’re running around and just want a break, have a picnic! There is a subtle magic in the air when you get to sit down and enjoy the beautiful weather in nature with some good food!

You can play games, listen to music, or just take in the views and enjoy the company. The best part of a picnic is that it’s simple. You don’t need much and it can even be spontaneous! One thing you do need? Food!

So pick a place, grab a blanket, and stop by Caputo’s on the way for all you need! 

Want some inspiration? Here’s what every good picnic should have and good news is, it takes little prep. All you have to do is make a quick shopping trip and be on your way


Our pre-made 3ft or 2ft subs are perfect for your picnic. We use fresh bread and have 2 different varieties- an American Sub or an Italian Sub. The American sub features hard salami, Krakus ham, oven roasted turkey and yellow american cheese. The italian sub features mortadella, volpi salami, mild capicola, and provolone cheese. These sandwiches are great to feed a crowd and easy to transport to any picnic!


Whether a prepared salad from our prepared foods section or a salad from our deli– pasta salads, potato salads, and olive salads– there are tons of options and salads make a great side! 


Little things to munch on are a must! Chips and dip, taralli, or anything from our bulk section. These are easy to transport and good for sharing. From our bulk section, we recommend any of the nut mixes, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate covered pretzels, and sesame sticks! 

Fruits and Veggies

Stone fruits are one of the best parts of summer which makes it a must at a picnic. Fresh fruit is a great and refreshing snack, especially when sitting outside. We offer cut fruit and veggies too which make it much easier to eat!


Every good meal ends with dessert! Stop by our bakery before you head out for some cookies. Our butter cookies and Italian cookies are all made by hand, in house daily. You can even try some of our delicious pastries or parfaits!


It’s important to stay hydrated! Besides water, drinks like lemonade, san Pellegrino bottles drinks, sparkling water, and maybe even some canned cocktails for the adults are great options!

So get outside, get your favorite foods, and enjoy the summer weather with a picnic!

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4 Appetizers to WOW

Appetizers are always a must at dinner parties. It’s the start of the festivities and you know your guests are coming hungry! So start off with a good impression

Check out these 4 mouth-watering and crowd-pleasing appetizer recipes to have your guests begging for more!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed With Almonds

A little bit of health and a lot of flavor. Dates are a great item to incorporate in your diet because of the natural sweetness. Paired with the flavor of bacon and the crunch of almonds, this easy appetizer is sure to impress!

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=ea5aa8bd-84d0-4932-87e9-575bd3c2caf1&dishName=bacon-wrapped-dates-stuffed-with-almonds

 Sweet Potato and Spinach Quesadillas

These quesadillas feature produce in a fun and kid-friendly way that will help inspire kids to appreciate healthy and delicious food! Slip sweet potatoes and spinach into warm tortillas and pair them with sharp cheddar cheese and a flavorful lime-cilantro quinoa. They are quite delicious and will even reheat in a warm skillet nicely.

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=f16a140c-dccf-40e2-ba10-7caac0aea380&dishName=sweet-potato-and-spinach-quesadillas

White Bean Hummus Veggie Dip

This protein-rich white bean hummus is the perfect thing to have ready-made in the fridge. Pair with fresh cut seasonal veggies and crunchy pita chips for a delicious, munchy snack that’s kid-approved!

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=872f44e0-7bce-4348-b50d-c34087d7648e&dishName=white-bean-hummus-veggie-dip

Eggplant stuffed mushrooms 

Often made as an appetizer or tapas, Stuffed Mushrooms can also shine as the main component in a vegetarian meal. In this version, eggplant takes center stage alongside the mushrooms and a hearty dose of garlic. Add in some crusty, toasted bread and a salad to complete the Eggplant Stuffed Mushrooms as a meal, or simply serve as a starter course with a unique twist while entertaining.

Recipe: https://shopcaputos.com/recipe-rack?dishId=cc365e03-e884-40c6-82bf-79319a57f60d&dishName=eggplant-stuffed-mushrooms

Hosting, but no time to cook? Let us do the cooking! We have an extensive catering menu with everything you may need to make your party perfect. Check out our catering here

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