How are you doing? Hope you’ve all had a lovely week 🙂
Since Summer’s here, I thought I’d do a post sharing with you some smoothie recipes because they’re something I love to drink on a hot Summer day.
I’ve actually have only tried a few from this list but I’m dying to try every single one! Oh, and I’ve added some not-so-healthy smoothies to the list as well, because they make life more fun 😛
Fruit, Walnut Milk + Mint
These are the only pictures in this post that I own.
I’ve been doing this one a lot since my dad told me he’d tried it (with rice milk, though) and loved it. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this in a post before but I’ve recently cut diary out of my diet and I’ve been obsessed with walnut milk ever since!
What I love about these smoothies is that they’re fresh because of the mint, have a nutty undertone to them from the milk and are sweet from the fruit. What’s not to love? 😉
To make these smoothies, I just get the fruit and the mint in a measuring cup, add the milk until they’re almost covered and blitz it all with a hand-blender and it’s done! How simple is that? 🙂
Raspberry + Beet Smoothie
- 150g cooked beetroots, coarsely chopped
- 60g fresh or frozen raspberries
- 250ml cranberry juice, chilled
- 225g low-fat plain yogurt
- Chilled raspberries, to garnish (optional)
In a food processor or blender, purée beetroot, raspberries and cranberry juice until smooth. Pour purée through a strainer into a large jug. Whisk in most of the yogurt.
Green Tea Fruit Smoothie
- 2 cups frozen unsweetened mixed fruit, preferably peaches and pineapple
- 1 cup cold unsweetened green tea
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Combine fruit, tea, honey and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve immediately.
Jason Mraz’s Avocado Green Smoothie
- 1 1/4 cups cold unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp, sliced
- 1/2 large or 1 small stalk celery, chopped
- 2 cups lightly packed kale leaves or spinach
- 1 1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
- 8 ice cubes
Blend milk, avocado, banana, apple, celery, kale (or spinach), ginger and ice in a blender until very smooth.
Açaí-Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
- 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 3 1/2 ounces frozen pure unsweetened acai fruit puree (see Tip)
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 frozen medium banana
- 1/4 cup coconut water
- 2 tablespoons fresh raspberries
- 2 tablespoons granola
- 2 teaspoons toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
Combine yogurt, açaí, blueberries, banana and coconut water in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with raspberries, granola, coconut and chia seeds.
Green Piña Colada Smoothie
- 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup kale or baby spinach
- 1/2 cup “lite” coconut milk (see Tip)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Unsweetened coconut flakes for garnish
Tip: Refrigerate leftover coconut milk for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months. It will appear separated when thawed; simply mix until smooth.
Combine yogurt, pineapple, kale (or spinach), coconut milk and vanilla in a blender. Puree until smooth. Garnish with coconut flakes, if desired.
Banana, Clementine + Mango Smoothie
- about 24 juicy clementines, plus an extra one for decoration
- 2 small, very ripe and juicy mangoes
- 2 ripe bananas
- 500g milk or low-fat yogurt
- handful of ice cubes (optional)
Halve clementines and squeeze out the juice – you should have about 600 ml/1 pint. (This can be done the night before.) Peel mangoes, slice fruit away from the stone in the centre, then chop the flesh into rough pieces. Peel and slice the bananas.
Put the clementine juice, mango flesh, bananas, yogurt and ice cubes into a liquidiser and blend until smooth. Pour into six glasses and serve. (You might need to make this in two batches, depending on the size of your liquidiser.) If you don’t add ice cubes, chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Banana + Ginger Smoothie
1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger
Combine the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth
Tropical Papaya Smoothie
1 papaya, cut into chunks
1 c fat-free plain yogurt
½ c fresh pineapple chunks
½ c crushed ice
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp ground flaxseed
Combine the papaya, yogurt, pineapple, ice, coconut extract, and flaxseed. Process for about 30 seconds, or until smooth and frosty.
Now for the not-so-healthy ones that are to die for!
Blend vanilla ice cream with marshmallows and graham crackers, then pour into a chocolate syrup-swirled glass. Top with toasted marshmallows (blast them under the broiler for 3 minutes), a graham cracker, and a piece of chocolate.
Salted Caramel Pretzel Milkshake
Mint + White Chocolate
Peanut Butter Brownie
Oreo Cheesecake Milkshake
- 1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
- ½ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup salted caramel sauce
Salted Caramel Sauce
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon gray sea salt, crushed or kosher salt
For the salted caramel sauce, in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, without stirring. If necessary, use a wet pastry brush to wash down any crystals on the side of the pan. Boil until the syrup is a deep amber colour, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the sugar from the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the unsalted butter, and salt. Transfer the caramel to a dish and cool.
For the salted caramel milkshake, combine the ice cream, milk, and caramel sauce in a blender and blend until smooth.
Birthday Cake Milkshake
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup cake mix
- Bourbon (optional)
Directions: Blend all ingredients together completely. Top with sprinkles and bourbon (if desired) and enjoy!
And there you have it, guys. Some of the smoothies I’m loving at the moment plus the ones I’ve been dying to try!
Do you love smoothies as well? Which ones of these do you want to try?