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3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Summer

3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Summer

These healthy smoothie recipes star seasonal summer fruits. Let’s get blending!

Most of the year frozen fruits are the base for my healthy smoothie recipes, but in summer there’s so much beautiful, seasonal fruit available! It seems like a crime to grab a bag of frozen peaches or berries when you can hit the farmers market for the real deal picked the day before.

Finding Fruit in Season

Shopping your local famers market is the best way to find out what’s seasonal, and you can adapt your smoothies to accommodate what’s fresh now..

The joy of these healthy smoothie recipes is their flexibility. You can mix and match your ingredients to use what’s seasonal. If the recipe calls for kale, but your farmers market is rich with collards, go for it! Can’t find blackberries? Use another berry instead.

If you don’t have a farmers market in your area, you can still look for fruit that’s in season now. This site has a list of seasonal food guides by state that’s very handy. You can also look for CSAs and farmers markets using Local Harvest. Maybe there’s a market or farm share that you didn’t know about in your town!

3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Summer

3 Summer Smoothie Recipes

1. Blackberry Pie Smoothie

adapted from my Blackberry Cobbler smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 Haas avocado
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch each of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup, optional
  • 1-2 leaves of kale, ribs removed
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Summer

2. Peach-Carrot Smoothie

adapted from my Beta Carrot-ene Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2  peaches, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1″ piece fresh ginger, chopped
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1 dash turmeric
  • small handful of romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Summer

3. Raspberry Cookie Smoothie

adapted from my Raspberry Macaroon Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 collard green leaf, rib removed
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice
  • 1 cup ice cubes

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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1:38AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Can't figure out how to star you...thus, I will just say thanks for the 4 news articles I will just saw!

12:22PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

It looks so yummy! Thanks

2:43AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

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1:11AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Thank you for sharing!

4:33AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:48AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

will give them a try

12:52AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Seems like some odd combinations, but can't knock them until I try them. I make my own smoothies, but haven't tried putting in kale, or turmeric in them.

12:27AM PDT on Jul 19, 2014

Yummy. Vegan smoothies are the best :) fruit, fruit, fruit, and endless possibilities.

2:39PM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

thanks

7:18AM PDT on Jul 18, 2014

Thank you

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