Smoothie Recipes Fit for a National Holiday
By Brandi Goodman
National Smoothie Day arrives on June 21, giving you plenty of time to concoct the perfect cool treat to help you celebrate. Try out a few recipes and see which one you want to enjoy when the day arrives. There are lots of great options to choose from.
Mangoes, strawberries, and banana comes together for a tropical smoothie flavor that's unlike any other. With a bit of orange juice, milk, water, and Greek yogurt added in, you'll get a creamy concoction that makes you wish you were on a beach somewhere.
Green Peanut Butter Smoothie
A unique option, the green peanut butter smoothie is a vegan choice that anyone can enjoy. If you like peanut butter and need to get your greens in, then this option is for you. Almond milk, kale, cinnamon, banana, and peanut butter come together for a mainly peanut butter taste that's simply green in color.
Tropical Carrot Smoothie
Another tropical version with a gorgeous orange color, the tropical carrot smoothie is an excellent option. You'll get a great health boost with this one thanks to the ginger and turmeric that's added in. A blood orange, mango chunks, coconut water, hemp seeds, and a pinch of cayenne pepper are also necessary to finish the concoction.
Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie
If you want an ultimate breakfast smoothie that packs a lot of punch, then this is it. Bananas, dates, coffee, cashews, old-fashioned oats, unsweetened cocoa powder, and ground cardamom come together for a nutritional boost in the morning.
Blackberry and Yogurt Smoothie
Another option for breakfast, but can really be enjoyed any time of day, the blackberry and yogurt smoothie is a brightly-colored choice. Spinach leaves, banana, orange juice, grated ginger, blackberries, non-fat yogurt, and honey create a healthy drink that boosts your vitamin intake.
A basic green smoothie is one that's not only green in color but packs a lot of nutrition thanks to green ingredients. You can pair it with other things to enhance the flavor as well. One traditional option uses kale, pineapple, banana, flax seeds, milk, yogurt, and honey.
Missed Smoothie Day? No worries. The cool treat is just as great any other day of the year. Enjoy on a warm day when you're wanting a healthy treat or in the morning for a breakfast that picks you up. Filled with fruits and veggies, smoothies are something anyone can feel guilt-free about enjoying often.
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