Healthy Snacks: 4 Sultry Summer Smoothies!

June 26, 2014

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


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


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



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



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
Jessi is an American expat living in India with her husband, child, and animal companions. She has been vegan for close to a decade and cares for sick and injured freely roaming animals with her husband. If she's not chasing after dogs or a toddler, Jessi can usually be found snuggling local cows, doing yoga, or meditating. For glow-ups of cute free roaming animals, check out @Karunya4animals on twitter!


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