Summer Fruit Smoothies {Recipe}

Warm Summer days are for refreshing fruit smoothies – always homemade, with a little of this and a little of that {favorite ingredients on hand}. Several weeks ago our family battled an intensive stomach bug (one was down for 8-10 days and then relapsed after getting well!), and more recently a few came down with sickness after a week away at Sunshine Camp. Let’s just say that fruit smoothies are a favorite meal substitute with sore, swollen throats and loss of appetite.

I posted this picture on one of my sick days …

 
So today I thought I’d share a few tips on making a delicious smoothie – the way our family likes it.

Summer Fruit Smoothies

– The juice and part {or all} of the pineapple from 1 can pineapple chunks {100% juice, no added sugar} – or use about 1/2 cup of some sort of fruit juice

– 2 large spoonfuls {about 1/3 – 1/2 cup} yogurt {we like Stonyfield Farms Organic} – plain, vanilla, or flavored

– A handful of whole strawberries {we use frozen}

– A handful of peach slices {we use frozen}

– A handful of mangos {we use frozen}

– Optional: 1 banana

And that’s it! Blend it up and viola! You’ve got a delicious smoothie!

Notes: The yogurt and banana {optional} make it creamy vs. icy. We like to do the most strawberries, and then peaches, with the least amount of mango. Fresh fruits can be purchased in bulk during the Summer and frozen throughout the year.

Enjoy! I had some for lunch today, just before heading out to weed our vegetable garden. ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 thoughts on “Summer Fruit Smoothies {Recipe}

  1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing these ideas! We too have been enjoying lots of summer smoothies… they are often just the perfect thing on a hot day.

    We also like to experiment with adding frozen grapes, kefir, whey protein, chia seeds, and frozen blueberries into our smoothies. Also, throwing a handful of fresh kale or spinach into the blend (mixing it thoroughly until the greens are chopped finely enough to go through a straw) is a great way to get lots of nutrients without tasting them at all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • @ Kathryn Thank you for sharing your family’s great ideas!! Sounds wonderful – my cousin often adds some spinach or other greens to her smoothie and suggested I try it sometime. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Kathryn, we love using chia seeds, and baby kale, baby spinach, (and baby swiss chard) in our smoothies as well – we feel like we’re drinking extra healthy, and you’d never know by the taste that the greens are there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Frozen blueberries are ALWAYS a big hit, here! ๐Ÿ™‚

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