Smoothies 101 - How to get the perfect texture

Sweet Summer Smoothies to Beat the Heat

Everyone deserves a sweet treat once in a while, right?
Fresh, healthy and delicious, these smoothie recipes are the perfect way to beat the summer heat.

Liquid Sunshine

  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup chopped cantaloupe
  • ½ cup chopped papaya
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Lean, Green Lemonade

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup kale, stems removed
  • ½ lemon, peeled and seeded
  • ½ lime, peeled and seeded
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Orange Dreamsicle

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Sweet Sunrise

  • ¾ cup pineapple
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 4-5 ice cubes
Sweet Summer Smoothies to Beat the Heat

Fresh Summer Smoothie Tips

Whether you’re new to the smoothie scene or a seasoned expert, these tips and tricks are sure to please!

  • Always put your liquids in first, followed by veggies and then fruit, for easy blending.
  • Take advantage of sugar alternatives like dates and honey for added sweetness.
  • Want a thicker blend? Ditch the ice and freeze all of your fruit instead!
  • Look for in-season and on-sale fruits and veggies to keep your costs low.
  • Blend in stages for optimal smoothness.