August 14, 2019

Four Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes

General, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Summer is in full swing and what better way to get your daily intake of fruits and veggies than with a delicious smoothie? These cool treats taste amazing while offering some major health benefits. Don’t be afraid to tweak these recipes and add extras for a nutritious summer sip!

These smoothies are simple to make — place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Super Green Spirulina Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 medium ripe banana (previously peeled and frozen)

1/2 cup sliced cucumber (skin on)

3/4 to 1 cup light coconut milk (or your choice of milk — use less for thicker smoothie, more for thinner smoothie)

1 cup spinach or chopped kale

1 teaspoon spirulina powder

1 tablespoon hemp seed (or substitute chia seeds)

Grape Berry Protein Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon dry chia seeds

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

1 1/2 cups seedless red or purple grapes

1/2 cup blueberries

1 teaspoon flax seed oil

full swing, and so are the heat and humidity. What better way to cool off and get your

1/2 cup water

Berry Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup mixed berries (frozen or fresh)

1–2 cups of any liquid (milk, water, juice, etc.)

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons chia seeds

Kale Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups kale, rinsed, stems removed and coarsely chopped

1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, cubed

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into small chunks

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 1/2 cups of ice

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