Smoothies are a great way to reach your daily fruit and vegetable intake goals, especially in the summer, when it’s so hot out that you need something light and refreshing. Smoothies can be made with just about any type of fruit or vegetable, so you’re able to take advantage of whatever’s in season. You can even add in some ice cubes made from the water you boiled your vegetables in to add a little extra flavor and nutrients. If you have a small blender that doesn’t work well with ice cubes, try freezing the fruits and vegetables before blending them into your smoothie!
Here are 5 delicious smoothies we’ll be making this summer:
Pina Colada Smoothie
With only 3 ingredients, this smoothie is incredibly easy to prepare and packed with delicious flavors. It’s made of coconut milk, frozen pineapple and a little bit of sugar, which makes it a perfect virgin pina colada cocktail! Get the recipe here.
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
If you are looking for a low-calorie summer treat, this 95kcal smoothie is perfect for you. It’s full of vitamins and antioxidants – perfect for both kids and adults. Get the recipe here.
Cherry Vanilla Smoothie
Let’s face it, you can never go wrong with a cherry smoothie – it’s delicious and kids love its flavor. If you are looking for a dairy-free version, just replace vanilla yogurt with tofu, which will make it creamy without ruining the flavor. You can make a big batch and freeze it into popsicle molds for tasty treats when you are in a rush. Get the recipe here.
Light, energizing, and refreshing lemon smoothie is perfect for hot days. The fresh ginger brings out a bit of tang, honey adds natural sweetness and peaches offset the tart lemon! It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and we can guarantee you’ll be making it all summer long. Get the recipe here.
Are you looking for a new way to incorporate cantaloupes into your diet? Once you try this simple, 3-ingredient smoothie you will head over to the store to buy a few more cantaloupes. Coconut milk complements cantaloupe really well, and honey adds a little bit of warm sweetness. Get the recipe here.
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