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With beautiful warm weather, plenty of daylight to enjoy the outdoors, and abundant fresh fruit, summer is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing, ice-cold smoothie. From in-season produce like watermelon and peaches to tropical island flavors like mango and pineapple, summer smoothies have it all. Not only will they cool you down from the summer heat, they also help replenish your electrolytes that can get depleted in the hot and humid weather.
How to Make a Summer Smoothie
Making a smoothie couldn’t be simpler. Fresh fruit, such as watermelon, peaches, strawberries, and blueberries, are all plentiful in the summertime. Just combine about a cup of your favorite fresh fruit and a cup of liquid, such as water, coconut water, or milk. Add about a half a cup of yogurt for creaminess and top with ice.
For a frostier texture without the need for ice, try chopping your fresh fruit and freezing it beforehand. Finally, depending on the ingredients you add, you may want to add a touch of sweetness. Half a teaspoon of honey or sugar should be enough to make your smoothie perfectly sweet. Additional add-ins, such as flax seed, old-fashioned oats, and protein powder can be added for increased nutrition and staying power. Once you’re all done adding your ingredients, blend on high power until smooth and frosty.
Top 10 Summer Smoothie Recipes
If you’re looking for the perfect summer smoothie recipe, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered up ten of the most amazing summer smoothies you can find:
Save yourself the trouble of whipping up your own smoothie, and head to your local Edible Arrangements store. This recipe whips up mangoes, pineapples, and bananas, and is made will all-natural, never frozen fruit.
Create your own refreshing smoothie from our Edible® Treats menu. Try a delicious combination of watermelon and kiwi with non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, topped with whipped cream for the perfect finish.
This recipe combines all of your summer fruit favorites – mangoes, strawberries, and pineapples. Mixed together with orange juice and vanilla yogurt, it’s the perfect amount of sweetness.
Sweet, tangy, and creamy – this cranberry raspberry smoothie recipe has it all. Just mix frozen cranberries and raspberries together with cranberry juice and some vanilla yogurt for a perfect breakfast on the go or an anytime snack.
This recipe combines almond milk, frozen banana, medjool dates, and vanilla extract for a decadent, creamy smoothie that only tastes unhealthy. Add a scoop of protein powder to add a nutritious boost and to keep you feeling full for hours.
Juicy and sweet, peaches are the perfect addition to any smoothie. This recipe combines fresh peaches with coconut milk, vanilla yogurt, ground cinnamon, and just the slightest hint of sugar.
Watermelon is the quintessential summertime fruit. This recipe takes chunks of frozen watermelon and pairs them with mint and honey for a slushy smoothie that’s sure to delight your taste buds.
With frozen blueberries and bananas, almond butter, and almond milk, this smoothie is creamy, luscious, and highly nutritious. Add ¼ cup old-fashioned oats and/or two tablespoons flax seed to make it a meal.
Made with ripe mango, plums, apricots and peaches, this smoothie is perfectly sweet and summery. With the addition of coconut water, it balances your electrolytes and keeps you hydrated through the summer heat.
With banana, kiwi, kale, almond milk, honey, and flaxseed, this smoothie is packed with nutrition. Add a scoop of protein powder for an extra boost of energy.
Whether you’re looking for a recipe to use up all of your in-season produce or want something more tropical, you’ll find something for you on this list. If not, feel free to combine your favorite fresh fruit flavors to create your very own treat. For a mouth-watering smoothie you can grab on the run, check out our Edible® Treats menu to discover the many delicious flavor combinations you can enjoy anytime, with zero prep work.