6 Refreshing Smoothies To Charge You Through The Summer

Summer Smoothies

Summer is here, and we’ll be needing loads of energy for our never-ending activities, and for that, smoothies are always at the rescue! Here are 6 untraditional summer smoothies recipes to get you moving, and keep you refreshed!

1. Watermelon-Strawberry-Basil

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of ripe watermelon chopped into chunks
  • 8 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • small handful of fresh sweet basil (about 10 leaves)

2. Coconut-Mango-Carrot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 1 (170 g) Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Co coconut drink
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups ice cubes

3. Strawberry-Ginger-Banana

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large very ripe banana (120 grams without the peel)
  • 7 large strawberries (186 grams), hulled and washed
  • 1/2″ piece of ginger (4 grams), peeled and chopped into 4 chunks
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (or coconut milk for a dairy-free / vegan / paleo version)
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) quick oats or rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • milk of choice, if desired

4. Strawberry-Coconut-Lime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2-4 hours, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest

5. Raspberry-Papaya

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 170 g ounces raspberry yogurt
  • 1 cup (170 g) chopped fresh papaya
  • 3/4 cup (85 g) fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

6. Vegan Peach-Pecan

Ingredients

  • 1 whole fresh or frozen peach (about 1½ cups frozen peaches)
  • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
  • 5 large ice cubes
  • ½ cup gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water, fruit juice, or your choice of dairy or non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ¼ or more tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • agave or maple syrup
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