Summer Smoothies!

There’s nothing better than a nice cold beverage to cool you off in the hot summer months! As these times are quickly approaching, what better way to kick off the summer than D-I-Y fruit smoothies! It’s a quick, easy & healthy alternative to alcohol beverages while keeping you full and satisfied with your vital nutrients! Any combination of fruit can make for a successful smoothie — I took the fruits I had in my house (frozen blueberries + bananas) to make the base of the smoothie. The core ingredients are simple (and based off a recipe I found online from Simply Recipes!)

  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  • 1 banana cut up into slices
  • Yogurt (I used Fage fat-free greek yogurt — this could be substituted for other plain/flavored yogurts)
  • Honey (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Milk (optional – depending on how thick you want the smoothie)

Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Put the dial to “smoothie” and let the ingredients merge together and form a thick mixture or until you obtain desired texture/taste.

..and voila! After 5-10 minutes, you will obtain a result that looks a little bit like this. Feel free to get creative by combining fruits you wouldn’t normally put together (mango + blueberries, perhaps?) Plus, if you insist on spiking your drink, it wouldn’t hurt to add some vodka or rum to these delicious smoothies — you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island laying on the beach 🙂

Share with us your favorite fruit smoothies and recipes!

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