Summer Smoothies!

Summer smoothies are an excellent way to stay healthy and hydrated after a day of fun in the sun, an excellent way to start the day off, or an awesome way to help healthfully curb that sweet tooth!

You will need either a high powered blender or Vitamix to make these. I don’t suggest using a food processor or a blender without a high powered motor- grinding up whole fruits and veggies to a smooth consistency takes some special power!

Below are some of my favorite smoothie recipes. Mix and match ingredients and get creative with the process!

Banana-rama!

  • 3 ripe-to just over ripe bananas (think banana bread) peeled and broken in half Morning-Banana

  • 1 T. ground flax seed

  • 2 C. soy, almond, rice, coconut, or regular dairy milk

  • 1 C. ice

Morning Power Pack!

  • 2 ripe-to just over ripe bananas- peeled and broken in half

  • 1 pear, any variety- cored and quartered Vitamineral-Green-16Oz

  • 2 stalks of kale- rinsed and chopped

  • 1-2 t. Vitamineral Greens (An awesome whole food green supplement that can be purchased at Zenana spa or at the People’s Food Co-op)

  • A handful of ice

  • 2 C. water

Cinnamon Berry Twist!

  • 1 ripe-to just over ripe banana- peeled and broken in half Mixed-Berries

  • 2 C. frozen berries- any variety, organic and without added sugar are best (I like mixed berries, or a combination of cherries and blueberries)

  • 1-2 stalks of kale- rinsed and chopped

  • 1 t. Vitamineral Greens Cinnamon1

  • 1 t. ground cinnamon

  • A handful of ice

  • 2 C. water

Coffee and Cinnamon!

  • 2 ripe-to just over ripe bananas- peeled and broken in half Coffeebeans

  • 1 C. soy, rice, almond, coconut or regular dairy milk

  • 1 C. brewed coffee- cooled

  • 1 C. ice

  • 1 t. cinnamon

Fresh and Fruity!

  • 1 C. berries, any variety- frozen or fresh

  • 1 small avocado- peeled and quartered Avocado

  • 1 ripe-to just over ripe banana- peeled and broken in half

  • ½ C. soy, rice, almond, coconut, or regular dairy milk

  • ¼ C. pomegranate, blueberry, or orange juice.

Refresh!

  • 1 seedless cucumber- peeled and diced

  • 1 small avocado- peeled and quartered

  • ½ a lemon- squeezedLemon

  • 3-4 sprigs of parsley

  • A handful of spinach

  • 1 pear- any variety, cored and quartered

  • 2-3 C. water

  • A handful of ice

Preparation for all smoothies: Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. If the consistency is too thick, add more liquid. If using a Vitamix, I like to blend on low for about 10 seconds, blend on high for about 10 seconds and then alternate between the low and the high for about 10 seconds.

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