Summer is in full swing! What better way to cool off than with some yummy smoothies made from seasonal fruit and vegetables? Not only are they a delicious treat, but they are a healthier alternative to milkshakes. They aren’t as sweet and you can easily sneak in some greens and vegetables making them a great way to give your family extra vitamins!
Here are some of the best smoothie recipes to enjoy on hot summer days:
Frozen Summer Berry Smoothie
Smoothie recipes with frozen fruit are perfect for the busy family. It’s super convenient and the frozen fruit also gives you a really thick texture without diluting the flavor of your smoothie. You can use store-bought frozen fruit or why not grow your own berries? You can pick them when they come in season, freeze them, and enjoy a delicious summer berry smoothie any time you want!
Coconut and Banana Smoothie
For a smoothie recipe with a tropical taste, blend coconut yogurt, banana, and honey. You can thicken it with oats, add baobab powder for a sherbet twist, or make it more colorful (and healthy!) with turmeric. Tumeric has a whole host of health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant effects.
Rise and shine with this bright smoothie recipe. Blend together carrot juice, pineapple, and bananas for a healthy start to your day. Carrot juice is rich in Vitamin C which boosts your immune system, it is great for your skin, and helps lower cholesterol.
Super Green Smoothie
Don’t be scared to add in some leafy greens to your smoothies. The natural sweetness of fruit will make sure it still tastes delicious. You can blend one cup of spinach, or other leafy greens from your own vegetable garden with your favorite fruit. Mango, pineapple, and bananas work really well in this healthy smoothie recipe.
Strawberry and Avocado Smoothie
If you are looking for a smoothie recipe for a super smooth and super creamy texture, then this is the one for you. Blend sweet summer strawberries with avocado, the juice and pulp of an orange, banana, and Greek yogurt and you’ll have an incredibly thick, tasty, and healthy smoothie to enjoy.
Smoothies are perfect for the hot summer months. Have them for breakfast, an afternoon treat, or to refuel after exercise. Blend any fruit and vegetable combinations you like to create quick and easy smoothie recipes for a delicious, refreshing and healthy treat!