6 Sensational Summer Smoothies

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When the heat is scorching, nothing is more refreshing than an ice-cold smoothie. Whether you want a breakfast smoothie to keep you satisfied all morning, or are just looking for healthy snacks during the afternoon slump, there is a smoothie for every occasion. Here are six SMOOTH and delicious smoothie ideas to help you get started.

Smoothie #1: Spa Cucumber Melon Smoothie

This vitamin-packed, low-calorie smoothie is refreshing, delicious, and reminiscent of a relaxing day at the spa. Cucumbers and cantaloupe can also help aid in digestion.

Ingredients:

2 Medium Cucumbers

1 c. Cantaloupe

1 Lime

½ c. Water

1 tbsp. Agave Nectar

Ice

Peel, seed, and chop both cucumbers. Cut and chop the cantaloupe into bite-sized chunks, blend the cucumbers and melon with the rest of the ingredients, and garnish with a fresh sprig of mint. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your light and slightly sweet smoothie.

Smoothie #2: Mango Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is like a beach vacation in a glass. Mangoes are an excellent source of fiber to keep you satiated, while potassium-rich bananas add a touch of sweetness.

Ingredients:

1 Banana

1 Medium Mango

½ c. Mango Nectar

Ice

Peel the mango, and chop up the fruit into chunks. Blend all the ingredients in a blender with ice, and savor this tropical summer smoothie!

Smoothie #3: Orange Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie is a decadent and tangy treat that tastes like a favorite childhood dessert. Citrus fruits are chock full of vitamin C, which may help boost your immunity, while Greek yogurt is packed with protein.

Ingredients:

1 c. Vanilla Greek Yogurt

½ c. Orange Sherbet

1 Large Orange or 2 Tangerines

¼ c. Orange Juice

Ice

Place the vanilla Greek yogurt in a blender. Peel the orange or tangerines, and break into sections, discarding the rind. Add the citrus fruit and remaining ingredients to the blender. Add ice, blend until smooth, and enjoy the sunshine!

Smoothie #4: Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

This smoothie is great for a healthy after-dinner dessert alternative, when you are craving something sweet.

Ingredients:

1 c. Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1 c. Milk

½ c. Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats

1 tbsp. Honey

¼ tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Blend the oats first, then add the remaining ingredients to the blender, and puree until smooth. Top with a soft oatmeal cookie or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra treat.

Smoothie #5: Triple-Berry Smoothie

Berries are rich in antioxidants that are good for your body, and may even help ward off disease. This tasty breakfast smoothie can help give you energy to start the day.

Ingredients:

1 ½ c. Fresh Berries (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries)

½ c. Apple or Cranberry Juice

1 c. Plain Greek yogurt

1 tbsp. Agave Nectar

Ice

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Add a little more juice if smoothie seems too thick. Enjoy your healthy and refreshing berry-packed smoothie for breakfast or any time of day.

Smoothie #6: Honeydew Avocado Smoothie

This smoothie takes the refreshing, sweet taste of honeydew melon, and mixes it with satisfying, nutrient-dense avocados for a quick lunch.

Ingredients:

2 c. Honeydew Melon

½ Avocado

1 tbsp. Honey

Ice

Blend all the ingredients in blender until smooth. Drizzle a little honey on top, and sip on this light and cool summertime smoothie when hunger strikes.

Dealing with divorce is difficult. You deserve a sweet treat that you can feel good about. Summer is the ultimate time to indulge in a refreshing, homemade smoothie using fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Some other mix-ins include spinach leaves, kale, shredded coconut, coconut water, almond milk, peanut butter, tofu, peaches, pineapple, kiwi, cherries, lemon, papaya, coffee, chai tea, cocoa powder, nutmeg, ginger, chia seeds, or flaxseed. Add the healthy ingredients from your smoothies of choice to your next grocery list, and get started on making your own sensational summer smoothies today.

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