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4 Smoothie Recipes to Add to Your Summer Rotation




Do you naturally crave fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer but don't feel like you have the time or know-how to eat enough of them (no one eats enough vegetables, you're not alone)?


DRINK your veggies!! Sometimes in the cooler months it's hard to be as enthusiastic about smoothies if your palate really adjusts seasonally. But as the temps rise and we tend towards more cooing foods, smoothies are a perfect vehicle not only for balanced nutrition but for a chilly treat as well!


Check out these four smoothie recipes!


Green Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or your preferred dairy or plant based milk

1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt

1/2 c. pineapple, frozen

1/2 c. banana, frozen (about 1/2 banana)

1/2 medium avocado

2 c. fresh spinach (about 2 large handfuls)

1 Tbsp. chia seeds


Instructions

  1. To a blender, add all ingredients. It is helpful to have the liquid go in first and the frozen items go in last. This give some viscosity to the blades of the blender, and the ingredients will blend more smoothly.

  2. Blend for 45-60 seconds on medium-high speed, or until the ingredients are fully blended and smooth.

  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy right away while cold.


Blueberry Coconut Smoothie


Ingredients

1 c. almond milk (dairy or your preferred plant-based milk)

1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt

1 scoop (approximately 2 Tbsp.) unflavored collagen protein

1 c. frozen blueberries

1/4 c. unsweetened flake coconut

large handful spinach


Instructions

  1. In a blender, add all ingredients.

  2. Blend for 45 seconds to 1 minute or until all ingredients are blended to a smooth consistency.

  3. Pour into two glasses and enjoy right away while cold.


Healthier Pina Colada

Ingredients

1/2 banana, frozen

1/2 c. pineapple, frozen

1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt

1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk

3 Tbsp. unsweetened flake coconut


Instructions

  1. To a blender, add the banana, pineapple, coconut, yogurt and milk.

  2. Blend on medium-high speed for 45-60 seconds or until the ingredients are completely incorporated and a smooth texture.

  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy right away while cold.


Raspberry Almond Smoothie

Ingredients

2/3 c. plain Greek yogurt, like Fage 2%

2/3 c. unsweetened almond milk

2/3 c. frozen raspberries

2 tbsp. whole almonds

1 tbsp. chia seeds

large handful spinach

1 teaspoon honey


Instructions

  1. In a blender jar, add the milk, yogurt, raspberries, almonds, chia seeds and sweetener.

  2. Make sure lid is well secured to the blender jar. Blend for 30-45 seconds or until ingredients are completely blended and creamy.

  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy right away while cold.


For a look at hydrating drinks that aren't plain water, check out this blog post!

https://www.jaimephealthcoach.com/post/hydrating-drinks-that-aren-t-plain-water



For a more in-depth discussion of hydration, check out the download below!

A Closer Look at Hydration
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