If you’re looking to stay fit, healthy, and energized this summer, smoothies are definitely the answer! There are so many variations and combos of fruits, berries, and veg to choose from- not to mention, awesome add in’s like peanut butter and protein powder. One smoothie can pack a real punch with all the minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants they contain. One of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer day is by drinking a nice cold shake. Don’t get it confused with unhealthy milkshakes! We’re talking good-for-you shakes with plant-based ingredients, greens, and superfoods. But you won’t even taste the difference. They are just as tasty and will really seem like a treat. Sip your way through summer with these delicious, well-balanced smoothie recipes!
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
If you’ve ever wanted cake for breakfast, without any of the guilt, this is the smoothie for you! To a blender, you’ll want to add frozen blueberries (and frozen is key for that creamy texture!), rolled oats, dates for some extra sweetness, spinach, plant-based protein powder, almond milk (or any base you like!), and some ice cubes. Blend until creamy and enjoy your cake in a cup.
Avocado Dream Smoothie
Avocados aren’t just for guacamole anymore! Added to a smoothie, you’ll get the creamiest texture you can imagine, with lots of added fiber! To make, add frozen pineapple, spinach, avocado, banana, any base of your choosing, and some ice cubes to a blender. Blend, pour, and that’s it!
Reese’s Cup Smoothie
Peanut butter and chocolate lovers rejoice! This is a take on a childhood favorite candy, but with a healthy twist. What couldn’t be good about this smoothie?! You’ll add frozen banana, cocoa powder, a scoop of your fave peanut butter, coconut milk, and ice cubes to a blender. Blend until smooth, and that’s it! You’ll probably be making this one over and over again!