When the weather warms up, an icy blended smoothie is an ideal breakfast or snack especially with the abundance of summer fruit all around us. Head to the Farmer’s Market for fresh fruit and then start your blenders for some fresh, summer smoothies!
Strawberry Banana Sunrise Smoothie
Greet the morning with a Strawberry Banana Sunrise Smoothie. Blend up 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup sliced banana, 3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice), 1/2 cup greek yogurt along with 3 Tablespoons coconut flakes. This smoothie is sure to be a hit at the breakfast table with your family and kids won’t be able to resist the tasty goodness.
Tropical Fruit Smoothie
Half Baked Harvest’s Tropical Fruit Smoothie brings the islands to your kitchen. The flavors from fresh raspberries and strawberries, mango, bananas and pineapple up the ante. Sip this while lying next to the pool and you’ll feel the summertime vibes while getting a dose of healthy summer fruit goodness.
Blueberry Mint Smoothie
Blueberries are a summer favorite and this smoothie brings out the summer flavors along with a splash of mint. Combine 1 cup spinach, 1 cup blueberries (frozen is best) with 3 fresh min leaves, 1/2 cup coconut water, 1/2 cup ice and 1 teaspoon of chia seeds. The crisp mint flavor really brings out the blueberry sweetness and is a great dairy-free smoothie.
Peach Cobbler Smoothie
When you want the yummy comfort of summer peach cobbler, but want to skip the calories, Somewhat Simple’s Peach Cobbler Smoothie is the perfect antidote. The season’s fresh peaches are ideal for this smoothie. Make sure to freeze them first for icy goodness. Freeze extra so you can enjoy a Peach Cobbler Smoothie year-round.
Watermelon Peach Smoothie
Combine 2 cups Watermelon, 1 ripe peach, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/2 cup ice along with 3 mint leaves for a slushy summer smoothie. This drink is extra slushy due to the watermelon and goes down quickly on a hot, summer day.
Ultimate Tropical Smoothie
Metropolitan Market offers a quick solution for smoothie lovers in need of a quick blend. Their smoothie mixes come pre-chopped and frozen at the height of freshness. The Ultimate Tropical Smoothie starts with 1 cup of the Metropolitan Market Smoothie Mix (bananas, mangos, strawberries and raspberries make up the mix) and is then blended with 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup yogurt and a scoop of protein powder. This is a quick and delicious start to any summer day.
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
Iowa Girl Eats knows the perfect breakfast is a blueberry muffin. She takes this classic treat and adds in extra nutrition to make a delicious Blueberry Muffin Smoothie that will delight the entire family. Gluten-free friends will appreciate the fresh blueberry goodness without any gluten worries. While her recipe doesn’t call for it, you can add some spinach for leafy goodness.