It’s sometimes frustrating that the best summer treats like ice cream and hot dogs aren’t exactly the healthiest options. But luckily, smoothies are here to save the day (and your waist), and your overheated body.
1. Vegan Detox Green Monster Smoothie
This vegan smoothie is green, but don’t worry, it’s packed with other delicious ingredients so you won’t even taste the kale. It tastes like strawberry and banana with light notes of cucumber, and is the first thing you need on a hot summer morning.
2. Peach Coconut Smoothie
This smoothie tastes like a tropical sunset, and the taste will transport you to a beach with cerulean waters and powdery sand. It’s healthier than a pie, but just as satisfying, and filled with sweet nutrition.
3. Key Lime Pie Protein Shake
Fans of Key Lime Pie will adore this healthy take on it. Yup, this cake is transformed into a shake that’s topped with yogurt and graham cracker crumbs. It’s sugary yet tart and filled with Vitamin C.
4. Apple Pie Smoothie
Apple pie is a fall favorite, but this apple pie smoothie is about to be your new summer favorite. It’s filled with the pectin-packed goodness of apples, and the key to the pie essence is microwaving them slightly. The cinnamon will boost your metabolism and add a kick.
5. Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
There’s nothing we love more than a PB&J with a healthy dollop of Nutella. So why not say goodbye to the carbs and transform it into a luscious smoothie. While the dark chocolate is filled with antioxidants, it also adds an undeniable decadence and high-end milkshake feel to this smoothie.
6. Sweet Blueberry Banana Milk Shake
Two of the tastiest fruits ever are blueberries and bananas, and luckily, they’re a match made in heaven. The natural sweetness from the fruit and the dreamy purple color will make this a summer dessert staple, as well as an antioxidant filled immune system boosters.
7. More Power Gingerbread Smoothie
Gingerbread isn’t just for Christmas, and this recipe proves it. The addition of frozen bananas make the texture very thick and creamy, as does the addition of Greek yogurt blended with vanilla flavored whey protein. This spiced smoothie is straight up addictive.
8. Sunrise Smoothie
Not only does this smoothie taste amazing, but it looks gorgeous too. The base is yellow gold and the upper part is a pink that’s somehow light yet bright. And it’s not difficult at all to make. It’s made up of mangoes, strawberries, bananas, OJ and Greek yogurt. This is so nom-worthy we could eat it every day!