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Healthy Snacks: 4 Sultry Summer Smoothies!

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It’s summer, and one of the best ways to beat the heat is by drinking an ice cold smoothie! Fruit smoothies are nutrient dense, low fat, and energizing. Indulging in your sweet tooth while remaining healthy is possible! Frozen fruit is fairly cheap, and I usually buy berries frozen since it’s cheaper than buying fresh berries–plus you get a larger quantity as well (3 pounds of organic berries for $6 compared to almost $4 for one pound). Fresh is better if you can afford it though! You can even freeze the fruit yourself, and avoid buying frozen altogether. If possible, get organic fruit and juices–they taste much better, and don’t contain GMOs.

4 Summer Smoothie Recipes

Blueberry Guava Smoothie

blueberry

3 Cups frozen blueberries

Just over 1 cup frozen guava pulp (find it in the frozen section of the grocery store)

Pear Juice to blend

 

Raspberry Banana Ice Cream

raspberry

2 handfuls frozen raspberries

At least 4 bananas (wait until spotty like a leopard and ripe before peeling and freezing)

Just enough water to blend

The trick to making banana ice cream is to add the smallest amount of water necessary to blend. If you have a vitamix, you can “whip” the bananas into soft serve ice cream using the tamper 🙂

Pina Colada Smoothie

pinacolada

 

20 ounces frozen pineapple chunks

15o ml Coconut water (Harmless Harvest has some of the best bottled coconut water I’ve tasted if you don’t have a young Thai coconut on hand)

250 ml Lakewood Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Juice

Unsweetened coconut flakes to sprinkle on top if desired

Peach Mango Green Smoothie

pmango

 

Extra large handful of spinach

Fresh OJ to blend

1 peach, diced

10 ounces frozen mango

3/4-1 tsp cinnamon

Blend the spinach in the orange juice first to get a creamy consistency (no spinach chunks!), then blend the peaches and lastly the mango and cinnamon.

Jessica Ferguson

Jessica Ferguson

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Jessica Ferguson is your typical super-powered vegan living in sunny San Marcos, Texas. Alongside her trusty canine companion, Hamlet the Great, she seeks to rid the world of all evil using the brilliant, vibrant powers of fruit and veggies. Her hobbies include reading, hugging trees, talking to basil, and turning everything into smoothies. To some, she is a legend...to others, just a vegan.
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