Smoothies are a great way to get more fruit and protein into your life. Not only are they packed full of health benefits, but they’re super delicious and totally Instagram worthy. They’re the perfect way to keep up your energy levels during summer, combat the stifling heat, and practice your Instagram photo skills.
You need these smoothie recipes to survive the summer heat.
1. Blueberry almond oatmeal smoothie
This smoothie from What The Fork is perfect for when you want a healthy and filling breakfast. It’s packed with plant-based protein, fruit, and fibre, so it’ll give you plenty of energy for the day ahead. Not only is the blueberry and almond combo super delicious, but the smoothie is also a stunning natural purple colour.
2. Green smoothie
Have you ever wanted to get on the green smoothie kick but found all of the recipes too difficult? Well, ifoodreal got you covered. This green smoothie recipe is super simple as it only requires four main ingredients which you’re sure to have. If not, they’re super easy to purchase. Not only does this smoothie help with weight loss and detox, but it’s delicious, too.
3. Strawberry banana smoothie
If you love the Strawberries Wild smoothie from Jamba Juice, then this copycat smoothie from Dinner at the Zoo is for you. It’s creamy and full of flavour. It’s perfect for breakfast or a snack. It can also be turned into a milkshake if you prefer. Either way, both are great for beating the summer heat.
4. Beautifying Beet Smoothie
Not a fan of beets? This smoothie from Kiss My Broccoli is sure to change your mind. Firstly, because it’s so aesthetically pleasing, you’ll want to make it just to take some photos. And secondly, because it’s thick and creamy and full of natural proteins.
5. Mermaid smoothie
Mermaid smoothie bowls are super popular online due to their impressive aesthetic and health benefits. Head over to PopSugar for a drinkable version of this delicious smoothie. This protein-packed smoothie with its gorgeous blue hue is definitely mermaid-approved.
6. Chocolate peanut butter protein smoothie
Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic combo. It’s kind of unhealthy, but don’t fear, because Sally’s Baking Addiction has turned your favourite flavours into a healthy smoothie. It has 28 grams of protein with no protein powder. The chocolate and peanut butter combo has never tasted so good and so guilt-free.
7. Rainbow smoothie
Rainbow smoothies are popular online due to their gorgeous colours and layers, and this one from The First Year is no exception. This seven-layered rainbow smoothie isn’t just stunning, it’s also super tasty. And it’s packed with fruit, so it’s an easy way to get your daily fruit intake.
8. Pineapple-mango slush
If you’re looking for something alcoholic, then this smoothie from One Sweet Mess is for you. The pineapple and mango create a sweet and fruity combo, and the vodka makes it a delicious summer cocktail. A simple recipe that’s easy to whip up for parties or a night in. If you’re a fan of the fruits, but not the alcohol, then you can easily leave out the alcohol.
9. Vanilla cake batter smoothie
If you love vanilla cake and want a version that’s a little more guilt-free, then this smoothie from Running With Spoons is for you. It has the classic, delicious vanilla cake batter flavour but without the added sugars and oils. It’s a great dessert or afternoon snack.
10. Apple pie smoothie
If apple pie is more your kind of dessert than vanilla cake, then check out this recipe from The Healthy Chef. It’s full of protein and fibre making it super healthy. Next time you feel like having apple pie for breakfast, have this guilt-free smoothie. Breakfast and dessert will never be the same again.
Have you made any of these smoothie recipes before? Which one of these smoothie recipes will you be trying out this summer? What’s your favourite smoothie recipe that I haven’t included?
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Julie is currently studying s Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) at Deakin University in Australia. She's a hardcover book and journal collector, she owns way too many planners, and she keeps telling herself that one day she will go to Paris.