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Refreshing Summer Smoothies

delicious smoothieIt’s usually about this time of year that I give up my traditional steel cut oatmeal breakfast with fruit for a delicious and refreshing smoothie. The berries are so tasty in summer, and it’s so hot out that it just sounds good. Not to mention that because you can throw so many fruits and veggies in a blender and sip, you can really rock out that fruit and veggie serving intake without even noticing it. (In fact, we have a fruit and veggie challenge going on for June, if you want to join—would love to have you!)

While I love my “smooth smoothies,” lately I’ve been switching it up, with the help of Fitness magazine. They’ve hipped me to putting kiwi, peanut butter and tea in my smoothie (not all together though; that would be, er, interesting and not in a good way). Flip through the recipes—you might just find something new to try and love, too!

Refresh your smoothie!


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  1. Erin says:

    I love having smoothies in the summer! I can’t wait to try some of these out; they look delish!

    Bon Appetit had a really great article this month about smoothies too.
    Mixed berry smoothie: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/06/mixed_berry_smoothie

    Honeydew-kiwi smoothie: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/06/honeydew_kiwi_smoothie

    Mango and passion fruit smoothie: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/06/mango_and_passion_fruit_smoothie

    Strawberry-watermelon smoothie w/ginger: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/06/strawberry_watermelon_smoothie_with_ginger

  2. Amber K says:

    Spinach, frozen strawberries, frozen banana, peanut butter, cocoa powder, protein powder

    Blend all of that together and it is smoothie BLISS!

  3. Amy says:

    I usually mix really ripe bananas with frozen cherries and blue berries. Other than one banana per person, I just add ingredients by guess and by gosh. It’s still my favorite, though cantaloupe and frozen grapes mixed with banana is yummy too.

  4. Smoothies are great source of nutrition and fantastic in the summer. Thanks for the recipes. We recently put together a survival guide for people to eat and stay healthy in the summer. Check it out if you have the chance: http://www.healthymagination.com/stories/morsel-survival-guide/

  5. BK says:

    ha!! I’ve been doing that also.. I’m surprised at how well peanut butter works!! I always thought EWW

  6. Eleanora says:

    Check out http://www.bestfruitsmoothies.com too. There are a lot of great recipes and a couple of good smoothie recipe books on that site too.


  7. Sarah says:

    I looooove a smoothie with Hemp Protein Powder after an amazing workout.

    The ‘Tropical Shake Down’ recipe will make you feel like it’s summer even with 10 ft of snow on the ground!

    Check it out:

    Ton of great recipes on Manitoba Harvest’s Website.

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