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Summer Style Smoothies

Smoothies are easy to make, nutritious, and will keep everyone happy! All you need is a blender, tall glasses and straws.

We have chosen a few simple fruit smoothie recipes to help keep everyone fresh and cool in the summer heat.  Whether you’re slurping one up for breakfast, as a refreshment or refueling after a good run, these healthy frozen beverages will keep you hydrated and help you meet your daily fruit and vegetable intake goals.

To keep your smoothies from tasting watered down, freeze your fruit and blend it frozen. This should eliminate the need for adding ice to achieve consistency you desire.

Tropical sunset

1/2 cup pineapple

1/2 cup mango

3 cups orange juice

1 tsp. of grated fresh ginger

Add more liquid as needed to achieve consistency

Watermelon Wave

3 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed)

1 tbs. fresh lime juice

Extra liquid should not be needed as watermelon is full of it’s own juice.

Melon & Mint

1/2 cup milk or cream

1/4 cup vanilla ice cream

1 cup frozen melon chunks

10 fresh mint leaves

Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth

Beach Breeze

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup strawberries

1 cup coconut milk (for a blender full of this recipe smoothie)

Add water as needed to achieve the right consistency

Kiwi, Pineapple & Banana

1 firm kiwi fruit, peeled

1/4 melon, peeled & cubed

1 ripe banana

1 cup pineapple juice

Honey, Apple & Fresh Fruit

Peel Bananas, slice & place on a cookie sheet. Put in freezer and freeze until solid. Remove from freezer and place in blender. Add other ingredients:

1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt

1/2 cup apple juice, frozen fresh fruit

1 tbsp honey

1 cup crushed ice


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