10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Summer

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Now that it’s finally starting to heat up, food cravings shift from hot comfort dishes like mac and cheese to cold treats like ice cream. The good news is you can satisfy your cool cravings without sacrificing your health. Whether for a snack or a meal, smoothies are a great, easy way to get your fruit and veggie fix while keeping cool in the sun. Each recipe is a delicious blend of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein to keep you feeling fresh, fit, and full throughout the summer days. So break out the blender, straws, and mini cocktail umbrellas and start sippin’!

Breakfast Detox Smoothie
From Doctor Oz

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • 1 Tbsp almond or peanut butter
  • 2 tsp lemon

Choco-Peanut Butter Banana Bliss

  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Blueberry-Kale Smoothie
Adapted from Carrots ‘N Cake

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup frozen chopped kale
  • 1 6 oz container Chobani Apple Cinnamon Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup ice

Paradise Piña Colada
Adapted from Yummly

  • ½ cup frozen cubed pineapple
  • ½ cup frozen cubed mango
  • ½ banana
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut flakes
  • ½ cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp honey

Silken Tofu & Berry Smoothie
From The Huffington Post

  • 3 cups mixed berries
  • 1 cup silken tofu
  • 2 1/2 cups vanilla soymilk
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar or honey

Peachy Keen

  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen peaches
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

Green Monster Smoothie
From Oh She Glows

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbps almond butter
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Strawberry Creamsicle

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • 1 container strawberry Greek yogurt

Blue Ivy

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup ice

Green Lemonade Smoothie
From Eating Bird Food

  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 large pear, cored and sliced into large pieces
  • ½ cucumber, peeled
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup ice
  • ¾ cup water

 

So the next time you find yourself sweating in the sun with a craving for something cool, try a new smoothie. Feel free to get creative and modify any of the recipes to swap in your fave ingredients. It’s hard to make a smoothie that isn’t delicious. 

What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Share in a comment below! 

About The Author

Sammie is a student at the University of Michigan where she is pursuing a BBA. A foodie since birth, she enjoys cooking, eating, smelling, looking at, photographing, reading about, and playing with any and all types of food. Her idolization of culinary delights is complemented by her active spirit- she enjoys running, swimming, barre classes, and even spontaneous bursts of interpretative dance if the mood strikes her. She has completed two triathlons and a half-marathon and plans to tackle more races in the future. She also dreams of traveling the globe, saving the world, and marrying James and/or Dave Franco.