Smoothie recipes for the summer

Three healthy drinks to help you cool down

Three summer-ready smoothies.

Fruits, vegetables and nuts are essential to a healthy diet, and one of the most delicious ways to get your daily dose is in a smoothie.

While I’m pro-smoothie year-round, the summer heat kicks my sweet tooth into overdrive. Whether I’m in a rush to get to work or enjoying a day off by the lake, whipping up a sweet concoction of frozen fruit helps me fend off the summer heat and satisfy my appetite.

Below are some of my personal favourite summer-ready smoothies.

Plus, you can add in one scoop of a protein powder to any of these if you didn’t meet your personal protein guidelines for the day—otherwise none is needed.

The peanut butter party

This is a great recovery drink after a long run or tough workout.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup of the dairy milk of your choosing
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. vanilla yogurt
  • 2 droplets of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. of peanut butter 

Sunshine smoothie

This smoothie is perfectly suited for when you’re looking for a healthy way to curb your sherbet cravings or if you’re missing the Strawberry Storm smoothie from the ARC’s Booster Juice.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries (the best are picked and frozen in the summer)
  • 1 banana (unfrozen or frozen)
  • 1 cup of orange juice (more/less depending on desired thickness)
  • 1 Danone creamy peach yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. flax seeds for extra fibre

(Can substitute orange juice for milk/almond milk depending if you want that booster juice tangy or dairy taste)

Optional: honey for a sweeter taste.

The green machine

The green machine’s serving of vegetables will make you feel healthy—even if you’ve ditched the gym.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tbsp. frozen avocado
  • 1/4 cup of frozen kale
  • 1 tbsp. of flax seeds
  • 1 handful of ice cubes
  • 1 cup of milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mango chunks

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