Whether you need a quick on-the-go fuel boost or something to quench your thirst in the summer sun, these five summer smoothie recipes will be leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready for the summer. They all take under 2 minutes to prepare and are under 300 calories per serving.
1. Blended breakfast
Unfortunately, some of us still have to work over summer – but if you stock up on this energising and filling smoothie recipe, you’ll have a spring in your step as you start your day. Or even if you just have a lot to do during the summer, this will set you up. Blend one tablespoon of porridge oats, half a cup of milk, a teaspoon of honey and a handful of blueberries. Any fruit works but blueberries are a particularly good choice, as they are packed with antioxidants as well as having a refreshing taste. The porridge is excellent as a complex carbohydrate that will gradually break down throughout the morning and keep you feeling full, and the honey finishes it off with that extra bit of sweetness.
2. Ray of Sunshine
This summer smoothie recipe is as refreshing to taste as the colour is bright – hence the name! The bright orange looks so appetising and summery, and it tastes just as good. Blend a cup of carrot juice, one banana, a handful of chopped pineapple, a tiny piece of peeled ginger and a squeeze of lime juice for a fresh, tangy taste. Blend some crushed ice with the rest of the ingredients for that ice-cold finish if it’s a hot summer day.
3. Buttery Banana
This summer smoothie is on the sweeter side, with richer ingredients making it taste more like a dessert treat than a nutritious smoothie. But this is actually one of the healthiest smoothie recipes out there, as it contains ingredients high in natural fats and calcium which will leave you both full and refreshed. it has a protein shake vibe which is perfect for a post-beach run or gym session. Simply blend a banana with a scoop of vanilla yogurt, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a tablespoon of peanut butter and half a cup of milk. Again, add some crushed ice for extra cold freshness. Nutritious and delicious!
4. Cheery Cherry
This is a smoothie with less varied and exotic ingredients, but that means it’s so simple to make as the gorgeous sweet taste of the cherries takes centre stage. Blend a handful of cherries with a banana, a teaspoon of honey, two big spoonfuls of plain frozen yogurt and a cup of fresh orange juice. The honey adds that little bit of extra sweetness and the yogurt brings it together with a nice thick consistency just like the smoothie bars do it. It will also make it freezing cold, perfect for the hot summer weather!
5. Exotic Island
This summer smoothie recipe combines all the typical tastes of summer such as exotic fruits and cool coconut for that ultimate refreshing escape. This recipe is perfect for making if you are going to the beach or to play some sports, as it will quench your thirst under the summer sun. Blend some frozen mango chunks, half a glass of coconut milk, a big spoonful of coconut yogurt and a banana and keep in the fridge until you get home. It almost has a pina colada vibe, so it’s perfect for unwinding and replenishing at the end of a hot summer day. If you want to add a little something extra, chop up a passion fruit and use the seeds as a garnish.
You will be feeling brand new with these refreshing AF summer smoothie recipes to get you through those high temperatures. What are your favourite smoothie recipes? Feel free to let us know!
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