Summer Smoothie Science

I’m a smoothie fan year round, but for those of you who only like cold drinks in the summer, I thought I’d share my  favorite simple and clean smoothie recipes with you.

There’s a science behind my madness:

1 frozen banana for sweetness (I wait until my bananas are too brown for me to eat raw and then rather than waste them, I freeze them.  The older they are the sweeter they get)

1 cup frozen fruit

1/2 cup milk or soy milk (I prefer soy milk, it makes smoothies really creamy!)

1/2 cup all natural juice

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1 TBSP flax seed (for intestinal health) *Optional

1-2 cups fresh baby spinach (for health – your smoothie won’t be as pretty, but you’ll be iron fortified) *Optional

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If you use this formula, you can’t go wrong!  Play around with fruit and juice combinations and then share with the rest of us what you create!

My favorite pairings:

* Blueberries and Pomegranate Juice

* Peaches and Orange Juice

* Strawberries and Orange Juice

My husband’s favorite pairing:

*  Mango and Orange Juice

Do you have a smoothie formula?  What are your favorite smoothie recipes?

Cheers to health and sweet mornings!

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5 thoughts on “Summer Smoothie Science

  1. I need to try some smoothies with Juliana, sneak in some more fruit. And if she won’t drink them…oh darn, I guess I’ll have to. 🙂 Strawberries are just coming in season here and bananas are really cheap.. I should get some to freeze.

  2. My family just introduced me to their favorite hot weather smoothie this summer. It’s delicious.

    You need 2 cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
    1/3 cup C&H Granulated sugar
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    2 cups of fresh strawberries, quartered
    and 3-4 cups of ice

    In a blender, add watermelon, push it to the bottom of the blender with a spoon; add the sugar and lemon juice. Cover and process on high speed. Add the strawberries and process on high for an additional minute. Add the ice cubes to the blender, one cup at a time, processing on high for 1 to 2 minutes after each addition of ice un the ice is completely chopped and the drink is slushy.
    You can add watermelon wedges and strawberries as a garnish. This should make 6 servings.

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