These guilt-free and delicious fruit smoothies are the perfect way to celebrate Summer. Let's take advantage of those seasonal fruits! They're perfect to start your mornings with or refresh you in the afternoon.
Not only are they easy to make, they're also healthy and filling! Your taste buds and body will thank you, I promise.
Tips (Nutrition & Sweetness): To boost the nutrition of your smoothie, add superfoods like chia seeds, flax seeds, spinach, açai, goji berries, cacao and coconut oil. The natural sweetness of the fruit will mask less tasty ingredients like spinach; this is the perfect way to take in your greens without sacrificing flavor.
Ingredients: strawberries, banana, yogurt, milk
Tips: (Liquid Base & Vegan Version): Make sure you are using high quality liquids like filtered water, fresh juice, almond soy or regular milk. Young coconut water contains tons of electrolytes! For a vegan version, swap in soy, almond or coconut milk instead of regular milk.
Ingredients: coconut, pineapple, banana, almond milk
Tips (Photography): If you're going to instagram your drink, instead of blending all the fruit together, create two layers of fruits of contrasting colors to give a more interesting look to your smoothie.
Ingredients: raspberries, banana, mango, coconut milk, pineapple juice, vanilla bean
Tips (Spices & Fats): Spice things up by adding a variety of spices to enhance both nutrition and flavor. Try different kinds and see what tastes you prefer. Healthy fats from avocados, coconut, hemp or flax oils will satisfy you and keep you energized for hours.
Ingredients: peach, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, oats, flax seed, honey
Tips (Texture & Preparation): Use frozen fruit instead to help thicken the texture without diluting the flavor; this will yield a more slushy type of feel. Try freezing and storing fruit chunks for less preparation next time.
Ingredients: watermelon, strawberries, chia seeds, ginger, lime juice, maple syrup
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