5 Summer Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great choice no matter the season, but there’s something special about this cold, fruity drink in the summer. Not only are smoothies super convenient, but you can get as creative as you want with your bases and add-ins.

For all you parents out there, smoothies are a great kid-friendly option for breakfast or a nutritious snack.

We have compiled 5 nutritious and summer-approved smoothies that you can sip on throughout these warm weather months.

Pro tip: For all of these smoothies you can separate all the ingredients in baggies, toss them in the freezer & have them ready to throw in the blender.


Mango Green Smoothie

If it weren’t for the color, the spinach in this smoothie would be undetectable. The fresh, tropical flavors of the mango & banana will have you thinking you’re beachside while enjoying this nutrient dense treat.

Ingredients
1 C. spinach
½ banana
1 C. mango
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 C unsweetened almond milk
Optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein
Yields 1 serving

Nutrition Breakdown (without protein powder)
210 calories / 5g fat / 42 g carbs / 5 g protein

Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Next time you come across a peach stand at your local farmer’s market (or on the side of the road here in the south), go ahead and stock up for this delicious. Don’t have access to fresh peaches? No worries, frozen peaches will be just as yummy. The flaxseed and oats will help make this smoothies help keep you fueled and satisfied.

Ingredients

2 C. peaches
1 ½ C milk of choice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp old fashioned oats
Yields 2 servings

 Nutrition Breakdown
142 calories / 3g fat / 27g carbs / 3g protein

Recipe courtesy of The Baker Upstairs

PB&J Protein Smoothie

Okay let’s be real, PB&Js are the JAM (no pun intended). Now you can have this classic combo in the form of a refreshing & nutritious poolside drink. This is a great post-workout snack for those sweaty summer workouts.

Ingredients

1 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tbsp sugar free berry preserves
¾ C almond milk
1 scoop protein powder
2 tsp stevia
Ice
Yields 1 serving

Nutrition Breakdown (will vary based on protein powder used)
289 calories / 11g fat / 21g carbs / 24g protein

Strawberry & Pineapple Protein Smoothie

All the classic summer flavors bundled into one delicious smoothie. Is there anything else you could ask for? The added protein powder makes this a great smoothie to keep you fuller longer. This can be a plant-based or a milk-based protein powder. Want to opt out of the protein powder? No problem just throw a dash of vanilla extract in there so you don’t lose the vanilla flavor.

Ingredients

1 small banana
½ C strawberries
1 C pineapple
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ C reduced sugar or no sugar added orange juice
½ C cold water
Yields 1 serving

Nutrition Breakdown (will vary based off of protein powder used)
284 calories / 2g fat / 58g carbs / 10g protein

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Warm baked goods get all the glory during the chilly weather months but this smoothie brings all the flavor of a blueberry muffin and transform it into a cold + healthy treat. This is a great smoothie to make in a large batch and serve to family + friends.

Ingredients

2 C. unsweetened almond milk
1 C. low-fat Greek yogurt
2 ½ C. blueberries
1 ½ C. old fashioned oats
2 tbsp. honey
½ tsp. cinnamon
Ice
Yields 2 servings

Nutrition Breakdown
436 calories / 7g fat / 80g carbs / 17g protein

Whether you want to enjoy these smoothies on the go, by the pool, after a workout & as a midday pick-me-up, they won’t disappoint.

Cheers to nutritious drinks to fuel these warm weather months

Tried on of these recipes? Let us know what you think!
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s