Top 5 Summer Smoothies with Fresh Fruit
With the summer season in tow, you may be picturing barbequing with family and friends, sunny beach days, flip flops, vacations, and of course the best summer smoothies to make for family gatherings and girlfriend get-togethers.
With fresh fruit typically on sale in the summer months, smoothies are a great way to put your fresh fruit to use in a yummy and nutrient-rich way. And, if you’re having an adult day, you can easily add adult beverages to your smoothie while with friends.
Here are our top 5 summer smoothie recipes with fresh fruit that you need to try with your next meal, as a snack, or as a pre-workout.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
This one is a fan favorite for anyone who loves peanut butter but isn’t allowed to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches per their diet + it’s simple to make. #doublewin
To make: Blend 1 banana + 1 cup of vanilla yogurt (or plain Greek) + ½ cup of creamy peanut butter + 1/3 cup of milk + 2 tablespoons malted milk powder + ½ teaspoon of cocoa powder and 2 cups of ice into a blender.
Nothing says sunny days and tropical beaches like the fresh mix of pineapple and mango. It’s no wonder many beachy named cocktails include the two!
To make: Blend 1 cup of chopped pineapple + 1 cup of chopped mango + 1 cup of coconut water + 1 cup of ice into a blender. Once you’ve poured it into a cup, top it with toasted coconut sprinkles/flakes or a dash of ground allspice.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Just writing this for you all is making my mouth water! It’s SOO good and one you must try if you haven’t already.
To make: Blend 1 whole banana + 1 cup of blueberries + ½ cup of unsweetened coconut milk, + 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 tablespoon of lime juice + ¼ teaspoon of almond extract with 1 cup of ice into a blender.
If you’re including this as a breakfast meal, add a scoop or two of your protein powder or pre-workout. It’s a great way to start your morning right!
This one is so simple, yet jam-packed with an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants that your body will thank you for.
To make: Blend 1 cup strawberries + 2 peeled kiwis + 2 tablespoons of sugar (optional) + 2 cups of ice into a blender.
Peach Mango Banana Smoothie
A great way to get multiple fresh fruits into one smoothie for a quick nutrient fix is to make this smoothie or switch out any one ingredient for a different fruit.
To make: Blend 1 cup of fresh or frozen peaches + 1 cup of fresh or frozen mangos + 1 cup of plain yogurt (Greek is best) + 1 cup of ice + ½ of a banana and a dash of sugar (optional) into a blender.
There you have it – 5 summer smoothies with fresh fruit. Hopefully, one of those 5, or all, made your mouth water and had you adding these fresh fruits to your grocery list.
Remember, for all those fresh vegetables and fruit you are purchasing, the Fridge Fresh unit is a great option to add to your fridge that helps prolong your fresh produce by 7-10 days so you save money and have longer opportunities to consume fresh produce.