Summer is (un)officially here, and we are so ready for it after such a long winter. One of my favorite aspects of the summer season (aside from Prosecco by the pool, just bein’ real with you) is eating fresh summer fruit and veggies in season. Nothing tastes better than strawberries right off the bush and basil straight outta the planters on the deck. In fact, once summer rolls around I leave my favorite blender on the counter in a makeshift smoothie station and whip up these healthy treats on the daily. Bonus? MY KIDS LOVE THEM. Healthy and yummy breakfast ideas for the win!
Variety is KEY to keeping it interesting– and also sneaking in veggies such as spinach and beets. As someone who’s dairy free, it’s also super easy to replace milk and yogurt with almond or coconut milk. Most are naturally gluten-free too, the only caveat is if you’re adding in protein powder to check the ingredients carefully. I’ve used this one for years and enjoy it, I also sometimes add in PB Powder for that peanut butter taste with 85% less fat.
Below are 20 of the best smoothie recipes on the internet so you have lots to try in just about every combination! (PSSST: click the link above each photo to get the recipe)
Use frozen mixed berries to whip up this Mixed Berry Smoothie in a flash. By using frozen fruit, you’ll get a nice, thick smoothie instead of watering the flavor down by using ice.
A Pineapple Cream Tropical Smoothie is the ultimate summer drink. It’s sweet, creamy and dairy free!
When you pick fresh blueberries this summer, you have to use some to make a Blueberry Muffin Smoothie. You get all of the flavor of a yummy bakery muffin without all the added calories.
Our Orange Pomegranate Smoothie is chock full of vitamin C and under 200 calories. What a delicious and healthy way to start your day.
For a tart and refreshing fruit smoothie, try this amazingly tasty Blackberry Raspberry Smoothie. It’s out of this world good!
Or try a Blackberry Coconut Smoothie garnished with toasted coconut flakes. Doesn’t that sound delish?
Pink drinks just make you happy, don’t they? Try this creamy Raspberry Banana Smoothie anytime you want a refreshing pick-me-up drink.
Kiwi fruit are one of my summer favorites. I can’t get enough of this creamy Kiwi Lime Banana Smoothie. It’s a bit tart, but you can add some honey to sweeten it up if you prefer your smoothies on the sweeter side.
A Beet and Blueberry Smoothie is sweet with no added sugar, and it’s a simple way to fit some extra fruits and veggies into your diet.
Adding oatmeal to a smoothie is a great way to make it more filling. Try this Pineapple Banana Breakfast Smoothie with oatmeal, for example.
You’ll want to sip this Mango Coconut Lime Smoothie poolside! Its flavor is deliciously tropical, but it’s low in calories and fat.
It’s important to fit your greens in wherever you can. Adding spinach to a fruit smoothie is a super simple way to get those green nutrients and benefits. You’ll never taste the spinach in this Pineapple Mango Green Smoothie.
Ever tried a Pineapple Mint Smoothie? The mint really accentuates the flavor of the pineapple. It’s wonderful with watermelon, too.
Speaking of watermelon, this Watermelon Smoothie is a must for your summer list. It’s made with only four ingredients and is full of sweet flavor.
Kids love this Cantaloupe Smoothie, and it’s a healthy, refreshing drink to serve them in summer rather than sugary drinks.
This Lemon Strawberry Smoothie tastes like a creamy, richer version of strawberry lemonade.
Fresh or frozen cherries are fantastic in this Cherry Vanilla Smoothie. A little orange zest in the mix brightens up the flavor of this yummy drink.
Three Layered Smoothies are perfect for a summer get-together because they’re simply GORGEOUS! They also offer a variety of flavors in each layer. They’d make yummy popsicles, too.
A Raspberry Peach Smoothie will cool you off when things heat up. If you can find them fresh at the Farmer’s Market, it’ll make this smoothie even better, but it’s good with frozen ingredients, too.
A sweet yet tangy Orange Mango Smoothie rounds out our list of the perfect summer smoothies.
And because I’m obsessed with both smoothies and organization, I have a dedicated shelf for the dry ingredients (I store them in these containers so they stay fresh) and put everything needed in one ‘zone’ in my kitchen. Here’s my favorite smoothie supplies, minus the fresh and frozen ingredients of course!