Summer Smoothies

Kelly Honts, Staff Writer

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There’s nothing like tropical smoothie on a hot summer day. Whether it’s after a morning workout or while you’re lounging by the pool, smoothies are always the perfect way to cool down. Below are just a couple of my favorite smoothie recipes that are both delicious and nutritious.

Raspberry Banana Smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries (frozen would be fine too)
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup original almond milk
  • 1 (5.3 oz) container strawberry or raspberry Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 – 4 ice cubes (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients together in blender. Feel free to experiment with adding additional fruits.

 

Frosty Smoothie:

  • 1 cup original unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 8-10 ice cubes

This smoothie is awesome because it taste like a Wendy’s Frosty but it’s actually really good for you. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix well.

 

Green Smoothie:

  • 1 medium banana, previously peeled, frozen and quartered
  • 1/2 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 heaping Tbsp natural, salted peanut butter
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 cups fresh spinach

This Smoothie is extremely good for you and the perfect way to start out your day. Mix all ingredients in a blender and enjoy.

 

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