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10 healthy smoothies for this summer

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10 healthy smoothies for this summer

Need a fantastic way to cool off this summer? Try these healthy summer smoothies for a delicious serving of fresh fruits and veggies. Add a post-workout smoothie to your summer workouts for your daily dose of vitamins. One of the best ways to make these summer smoothies a quick and easy.

1. Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

This breakfast smoothie adds a burst of energy to your day with plenty of vitamin C. Not to mention it tastes like a creamsicle dream!

  • 1 cup cold pure coconut water (no added sugar)
  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh mango chunks
  • 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 cups ice

To add this breakfast smoothie to your mornings, blend the coconut water, yogurt, the mangos, orange, and ice in a blender until smooth.

2. Simple Summer Smoothie

Simple Summer Smoothie

Want a quick and easy summer smoothie that’s delicious and healthy, too? Try this berry delicious summer smoothie.

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Add the banana, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and ice to the blender, then pour the orange juice, yogurt, and honey on top. Puree until smooth and serve.

3. Jason Mraz’s Avocado Green Smoothie (with Chia!)

Jason Mraz's Avocado Green Smoothie

You absolutely need this green smoothie compliments of singer/songwriter Jason Mraz. It’s made creamy with avocados — and he should know since he does happen to live on an avocado farm!

  • 1 1/4 cups cold unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp, sliced
  • 1/2 large or 1 small stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 cups lightly packed kale leaves or spinach
  • 1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
  • 8 ice cubes

Add the milk, avocado, banana, apple, celery, kale, ginger, and ice to a blender, and puree until smooth.

4. Citrus Berry Smoothie

Summertime means time to break out the citrus fruits and bask under the summer sun. Add this citrus berry smoothie to your summer day for a refreshing poolside drink.

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh berries
  • 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add berries, yogurt, orange juice, milk, wheat germ, honey, and vanilla to a blender, and puree until smooth.

5. Perfect Peach Smoothie

Perfect Peach Smoothie

It seems like the hotter the summer gets, the riper the peaches! Try this perfect peach smoothie for a delicious summer drink when its fresh in season.

  • 1 large peach, sliced and frozen
  • 1 banana, cut into pieces and frozen
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed

Add peach, banana, orange juice, milk, and flax seeds to a blender, and mix until smooth.

6. Melon Lime Cooler

Melon Lime Cooler

Time for a refreshing cooler that’s perfect for relaxing next to the ocean. When the rays of summer are high overhead, try the delicious taste of melon and lime.

  • 4 1/2 cups cubed honeydew melon
  • 1 1/2 cups lime sherbet
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 fresh strawberries

Cover single layer of baking sheet with melon, cover, and freeze for about 30 minutes (or until firm). Add melon slices to food processor (or Vitamix) with sherbet and lime juice. Puree until smooth, and dress with strawberries.

7. Red, White, And Blue Fruit Smoothie

This awesome fourth of July smoothie is a summer hit! Try this healthy treat for the kids.

  • 1/2 large banana, cut into pieces and frozen
  • 2 large fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
  • 2 ice cubes

Add bananas, strawberries, blueberries, milk, vanilla, yogurt, and ice to blender, and puree until smooth.

8. Cool Off Smoothie

Cool Off Smoothie

It’s time to cool off! For the hottest days of summer try this healthy cool off smoothie.

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) container strawberry yogurt
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 banana

Add strawberries, orange juice, yogurt, ice, and banana to blender, and mix until smooth.

9. Raspberry Lemon Smoothie

Raspberry Lemon Smoothie

Tickle your taste buds with the tang of raspberry lemon in an ice cold smoothie.

  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 lemon, quartered and seeded
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Add yogurt, milk, ice, blueberries, strawberries, and lemonade to blender, and pulse until smooth and creamy.

10. Sunshine Juice

Sunshine Juice

Soak up the summer sun with a glass of fresh fruit juice. It tastes just like sunshine!

  • 2 oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 medium banana, peeled
  • 3 fresh mint leaves

Add oranges, raspberries, banana and mint leaves to a juicer and blend until smooth.

Still craving more summer smoothies? You might want to try mixing strawberries and bananas together in this summer breeze smoothie.

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