July 10, 2015 Lisa Austin

Scrumptious Summer Smoothies

Smoothies have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and not just for their health benefits. These tasty treats can make a great breakfast and are the perfect snack or post-workout pick-me-up.

Create your own Scrumptious Summer Smoothies

There are four basic ingredients in a smoothie: greens, fruit, protein and water. But among those four main items, anything goes. Experiment with whatever your taste buds enjoy (and whatever you have on hand!) – toss it into the blender, add some protein and mix! How simple is that?!

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If you aren’t comfortable experimenting with ingredients just yet, I’ve included some recipes for you to try. When you do experiment, make sure you try a wide variety of greens and fruit in order to get the greatest benefits and keep things fresh, so you don’t get bored of just a few different flavours. Trust me – you’ll find the combination of greens and fruit is actually quite delicious – and healthy, too!

 

Frosty Smoothie Watermelon-Lime Smoothies Pina Colada Smoothie
(Tastes like a Wendy’s Frosty!)– ¾ cup almond milk

– ½ tsp vanilla

– 1-2 Tbsp cocoa powder

– 1/3 of a banana

– 1 scoop of protein powder

(chocolate flavor is best with this!)

– ½ cup ice (or to desired thickness)

 

Blend until smooth.

– 3 cups frozen watermelon cubes- 1 ripe, frozen banana, peeled

– 2 Tbsp agave nectar OR maple syrup

– zest & juice from two limes

(approx.. 4 Tbsp juice)

– ½ cup water

– 1 scoop of protein powder

(your choice of flavour)

Blend until smooth.

(All the Flavour Without the Guilt!)- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

– 1 scoop of protein powder

(unflavoured, vanilla or coconut flavours)

– ½ cup fresh* or frozen pineapple chunks

Blend until smooth.

* add ice cubes (approx. ½ cup)

if using fresh pineapple

Tropical Coconut Smoothie Green Smoothie Pineapple Smoothie
– 1 ½ cup coconut water- 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

– 2 medium bananas

– 2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice

– ice cubes to achieve desired thickness

 

Blend until smooth.

– 1 bunch of red dandelion greensOR spinach (OR any greens you prefer)

– 1 cup strawberries

– 1 banana

– 1-2 cup(s) filtered water

– 1 scoop of protein powder (any flavour)

 

Blend until smooth.

– ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk- ½ cup water

– 1-2 Tbsp honey

– ½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

– ½ cup ice (or to desired thickness)

– 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

 

Blend until smooth.

 

 

If you drink smoothies and have a favourite recipe, please share it (or include a link!) in the comments section.


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If you give any of the recipes here a try, let me know what you think and if you have any stories to share about using smoothies in your daily diet, share those, too!

 

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