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Summer Smoothies

Simple to make, and loaded with healthy fruits and vegetables

young girl sipping a pink strawberry smoothie in her living room at home

Fun for the whole family, smoothies are also a quick and easy way to add superfoods to your day. Check out our favorite blends:

Strawberry-Mango Smoothie

Freezer-friendly, strawberry-mango smoothie packs you can prep on the weekend and make all throughout the week.

Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 - Makes 2 1/3 cups

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces strawberries (or 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries)
  • 1 medium mango (or 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks)
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, plus more as needed
  • Garnish options: diced mango and diced strawberries

Instructions

  1. Prep the following, placing them in a quart sized zip-top bag: Hull and slice 8 ounces strawberries (or use 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries). Peel and slice 1 medium mango (or use 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks). Add 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, seal the bag, and freeze until solid, at least 2 hours and up to 3 months.
  2. When ready to eat, transfer the frozen ingredients into a blender and add 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk. (If the frozen fruit has stuck together, lightly hit it against the counter while still in the bag to break it up before adding it to the blender.)
  3. Blend on high speed until very smooth, 30 to 60 seconds, adding more almond milk if needed to thin it out.
  4. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with diced mango and diced strawberries, if desired. Serve immediately.

Ultra-Creamy Avocado and Mixed Berry Smoothie

Prep: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 - Makes 2 1/2 cups 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries, such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup dairy or nondairy milk
  • 1/2 ripe medium avocado
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.

Piña Colada Smoothie

Prep: 10 minutes 
Servings: 1 - Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, plus more as needed
  • Garnish options: diced pineapple and unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice 1 medium banana and add it to a quart sized zip-top bag. Add 2 cups pineapple chunks and 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes. Seal the bag and freeze until solid, at least 2 hours and up to 3 months.
  2. When ready to eat, transfer the frozen ingredients into a blender and add 1/2 cup coconut milk. (If the frozen fruit has stuck together, lightly hit it against the counter while still in the bag to break it up before adding it to the blender.) Blend on high speed until very smooth, 30 to 60 seconds, adding more coconut milk if needed to thin it out.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with diced pineapple and unsweetened coconut flakes, if desired. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Make ahead: Smoothie packs can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Recipes Courtesy: thekitchn.com