Cool Off with Summer Smoothies
There’s no better time to enjoy smoothies than in the heat of summer. While keeping us cool with delicious refreshment, summer smoothies also utilize the freshest bounty of the season. From mango and berries to stone fruits, smoothies offer the freshest and tastiest way to enjoy the season—and get an extra dose of nutrition when you add a tablespoon or two of wheat germ. Here are some delicious summer smoothies just waiting to be whipped up in your blender.
Mango Pineapple Smoothie. If you can’t make it to the tropics this year, get in the mood by reclining on your comfy patio chaise with this flavorful smoothie. Wheat germ adds depth and texture while also providing an excellent source of folic acid and vitamin E.
Peachy Strawberry Smoothie. Delicious for breakfast, this smoothie blends frozen peaches and strawberries. If you’d rather include your freshly picked farmers market fruit, just add some ice to the blender to get that perfect smoothie consistency.
Green Goddess Smoothie. This vibrantly colored concoction boasts antioxidants that combine with the freshest summer flavors, such as mint and cucumber.
Cantaloupe-Lime Smoothie. This simple refresher comes alive with ripe melon and peaches.
Double Berry Banana Smoothie. A favorite of kids and adults alike, this smoothie is especially delicious with the freshest blueberries of the season. Wheat germ and frozen yogurt add depth and substance to help you stay full until your next meal.
Blueberry Lemon Basil Smoothie. Distinctive and aromatic, lemon basil bursts with summer flavor. If you can’t find lemon basil, substitute traditional basil and some lemon zest. Spinach and chia seeds add nutrients for a well-rounded snack.
Watermelon with a Hint of Mint Smoothie. Seeking a low-calorie summer smoothie? Look no further. With summer mainstays watermelon and mint, you’ll relish this summer refresher, with only 98 calories per serving. Try this and other low-calorie smoothies from Cooking Light’s Smoothies Under 250 Calories.
What’s your favorite summer smoothie combo?