Summer is here! With the warm weather tickling our fancy for a cold, summer drink, we couldn’t resist putting together these smoothie recipes for you to try. The colours will excite you, the taste will please you, and the satisfaction will complete you. What are you waiting for? Grab your blender and try out these 5 smoothie recipes now!
2 1/4 cups frozen watermelon cubes
1/2+ cup water
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 large lemon, squeezed
1 fresh banana
Directions: Add all ingredients to the blender – plus 1/4 cup of water. Start blending. Add more water as needed to blend. Add as little liquid as possible to keep your frosty thick and “frosty!”
Basil- Lime Delight
1 lemon peeled, sliced and seeded.
2 limes peeled and halved
1/4 cup sugar or sweetener of choice
6-7 fresh basil leaves
3 cups ice
1 cup water or apple juice
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and secure lid. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to high. Blend for 90 seconds. Garnish with fresh basil leaf or lemon wedge.
Very Peachy BlueBerry
1/4 cup Stewed Peaches
1/2 cup frozen Blueberries (plus extra for topping)
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
3/4 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
handful of Ice
Stevia, Honey, Agave or Maple Syrup to taste
Fresh Mint for garnish
Directions: Stew peaches by cutting them into pieces and placing them in a saucepan with a few tablespoons of water. Bring to a boil then simmer. Mash them against the side of the pan to release juices. Simmer about 6 minutes. Let the peaches chill in the fridge.
Blend all ingredients together. Sweeten to taste if needed. Garnish with mint and frozen blueberries.
Mango Tango Pineapple-o
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen mango, peeled, cubed, and frozen
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup cranberry-pomegranate-cherry juice
Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Sweeten to taste if needed. Garnish with mango chunks and one slice of pineapple.
If you’re up for a challenge or have some extra time (and fruits) laying around, try this layered smoothie to leave a lasting impression on your friends- and their tummies!
Dare to Layer
10 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed
2 tablespoons honey
12 ounces unsweetened lemon-lime sparkling water
5 kiwis, peeled
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 cup roughly chopped cantaloupe
4 kiwi slices, for garnish
1. In the basin of a food processor or blender, combine raspberries and honey. Pulse or blend until pureed. Strain raspberry puree through a fine mesh sieve and discard seeds. Mix in lemon-lime sparkling water and set aside.
2. Combine the peeled kiwi and lime juice in the clean basin of a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until pureed. Set aside.
3. Add the cantaloupe in the clean basin of a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until pureed. Set aside.
4. To layer your drink, gently spoon equal amounts of kiwi puree into each of four bowls or glasses. Repeat with cantaloupe puree and raspberry puree. Garnish with kiwi slices.