15 Yummiest Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Try This Summer

posted on May 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Whether you are all set to arrange a deliciously made summer barbeque or plan to entertain your guests with a fruity treat, smoothies will always serve the purpose well. How about making that refreshing, healthy drink for yourself?! Even if it’s all about quenching thirst, you should grab a healthy, yummy smoothie this summer! We have gathered 15 of our favorite smoothies that are not only mouth-watering but healthy too.

What makes these healthy? Well, these naturally sweetened drinks do not comprise of any processed ingredients. Just get the mentioned ingredients, blend them together, and sip!

 

1. Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberry Smoothie, Fruit Smoothie
Raspberry Smoothie

Going to the gym? You can experience a great work out day by adding this fitness fuel to your morning routine!

Things you need:

  • Juice: ½ cup (You can mix cranberry and orange)
  • Almond milk: ¼ cup
  • Frozen banana: a chunk of 2 inches
  • Frozen raspberries: ½ cup
  • Vegetable oil: 1 tablespoon

How to make it: Just blend!

 

2. Strawberry and Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberry and Kiwi Smoothie
Strawberry and Kiwi Smoothie

Stay full while fighting disease! Full of high-fiber nutrients, this amazing drink includes the power of organic kiwis which are the richest in vitamin C and polyphenols. As you will sip this sweet smoothie, you will feel a healthier heart inside.

Things you need:

  • Apple juice (chilled): 1 ¼ cup
  • Ripe banana (sliced): 1
  • Kiwifruit (sliced): 1
  • Frozen strawberries: 5
  • Honey: 1 ½ teaspoon

How to make it: Just blend.

 

3. Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Banana and Ginger Smoothie, Smoothie
Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Feeling unusual heartburn and nausea in this scorching heat? Try the magic of bananas and ginger! Both these super healthy foods are said to be amazing summer treats.

Servings: 2

Things you need:

  • Banana (sliced): 1
  • Vanilla yogurt: ¾ cup
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger (freshly grated): ½ teaspoon

How to make it:

Blend everything till its smooth.

4. Orange Creamsicle

Orange Creamsicle
Orange Creamsicle

If you have just returned home from a tough workout, you should grab this citrus-infused, low-calorie drink! Blended with fat-free yogurt, this orange smoothie will give you instant energy while quenching your thirst.

Servings: 1

Things you need:

  • Orange (peeled): 1 naval
  • Yogurt (fat-free): ¼ cup
  • Orange juice concentrate (frozen): 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ice cubes: 4

How to make it:

Combine all the ingredients and process them till smooth.

5. Blueberry, Banana, and Green Tea Smoothie

Blueberry, Banana, and Green Tea Smoothie
Blueberry, Banana, and Green Tea Smoothie

Full of anti-oxidants, green tea combines well with nutritional blueberries and healthy banana, making it a perfect smoothie blend sweetened with natural honey! Drink this rich, fruity powerhouse and you will love it.

Servings: 1

Things you need:

  • Water: 3 tablespoons
  • Green tea (tea bag): 1
  • Honey: 2 teaspoons
  • Frozen blueberries: 1.5 cups
  • Banana (medium): ½
  • Soy milk: ¾ cup

How to make it:

  1. Heat water till it steams hot. Pour it into a small-sized bowl. Add green tea bag in it. Let it brew for 3 minutes. Now, remove the tea bag and stir honey till it is dissolved in the green tea.
  2. Take a strong, ice-crushing blender, and combine blueberries, milk, and banana in it.
  3. Add green tea into the blender, and blend at the highest setting till you see a smooth mixture. Pour additional water if required. Enjoy!

 

6. Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

Cherry Lemonade Smoothie
Cherry Lemonade Smoothie

If you crave fresh cherries, cherry pie, or sweet cherry ice cream, then you will surely fall in love with this perfectly made cherry smoothie! Add the charm of refreshing lemonade in it and the taste will remind you of your favorite vacations at the beach. This healthy drink is worth trying and here’s how:

Serving: 1

Things you need:

  • Frozen cherries: 1 cup
  • Kiwi (peeled, cut into half)
  • Lemonade: ¼ cup
  • Almond milk: ½ cup
  • Honey: 1 teaspoon

How to make it:

Just blend.

 

7. Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Peach Cobbler Smoothie, Smoothie
Peach Cobbler Smoothie

You have got the season’s freshest peaches. How about getting the peach power intake this summer?! High in nutrition and having a delicious taste, turning this yummy fruit into a smoothie made of Greek yogurt is surely going to be a healthy treat. Try it out here:

Servings: 2

Things you need:

  • Greek Yogurt (Vanilla, low-fat): 1 cup
  • Fresh, frozen peaches (sliced): 1 cup
  • Graham cracker: 2 squares
  • Ground cinnamon: 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Honey: 1 teaspoon
  • Almond milk (unsweetened): 1 cup

How to make it:

Just blend.

 

8. Pineapple and Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Pineapple and Toasted Coconut Smoothie
Pineapple and Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Getting bored and wish you could enjoy the tropical beach this season? May be you need a fresh boost of a mouth-watering pineapple smoothie blended with the mango magic! Make it and you’ll love it.

Servings: 1

Things you need:

  • Pineapple yogurt: 1 container (small)
  • Frozen mango (diced): ½ cup
  • Frozen pineapple (diced): ½ cup
  • Almond milk: ½ cup
  • Toasted coconut (divided): 1 tablespoon for garnishing and 1 tablespoon in smoothie

How to make it:

  1. Toast the coconut on medium heat in a sauté pan. Make sure you do not burn the coconut.
  2. Now, blend it with other ingredients and garnish!

 

9. Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie, Smoothie
Green Smoothie

Never want to taste the bitterness of greens? Well, this smoothie is different. You won’t taste spinach at all! Blended with apples, oranges and bananas, you will ask for a second one for sure.

Servings: 2

Things you need:

  • Water: 1 ½ cups
  • Bananas: 2
  • Apple (cored, quartered): 1
  • Oranges (small, peeled, quartered): 2
  • Flax seeds: 2 tablespoons
  • Baby spinach (fresh): 1 handful in large quantity
  • A few ice cubes

How to make it:

Just blend.

10. Apricot and Mango Smoothie

Apricot and Mango Smoothie
Apricot and Mango Smoothie

Made with fresh lemon juice, this sweet-flavored apricot and mango smoothie will surely give you that special treat of tangy splash.

Servings: 2

Things you need:

  • Apricots (peeled, without seeds, and chopped): 2 cups
  • Ripe mangoes (peeled, chopped): 2 cups
  • Milk or low-fat yogurt: 1 cup
  • Lemon juice (fresh): 4 teaspoons
  • Vanilla extract: ¼ teaspoon
  • Ice cubes: 8

How to make it:

Just blend. Add water to smoothen it.

11. Watermelon Wonder Smoothie

Watermelon Wonder Smoothie
Watermelon Wonder Smoothie

It’s time to beat the heat! Try your favorite summer fruit and there you go. Transform watermelon into a refreshing delight just by blending with some milk. Here’s how:

Servings: 2

Things you need:

  • Watermelon (chopped): 2 cups
  • Milk (fat-free):  ¼ cup
  • Ice: 2 cubes

How to make it:

Just blend. Add ice in the end and blend again.

12. Pink Pear Smoothie

Pink Pear Smoothie, Smoothie
Pink Pear Smoothie

If the color of a peer smoothie doesn’t attract you much, add some strawberries in it and enjoy the pink pear smoothie among these healthy smoothie recipes! Here’s how:

Servings: 2

Things you need:

  • Pear (Halved, cored): 1
  • Apple (Quartered, cored): 1
  • Frozen strawberries: 3/8 cup
  • Milk: ½ cup
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon

How to make it:

Just blend.

 

13. Apricot-Peach Smoothie

Apricot-Peach Smoothie
Apricot-Peach Smoothie

Craving an early morning drink? You can refresh your senses with the blend of sweet peach and apricot.

Servings: 4

Things you need:

  • Banana: 1
  • Apricot nectar (chilled): 1 cup
  • Peach yogurt (low-fat): 1 (8 oz) container
  • Lemonade concentrate (frozen): 1 tablespoon
  • Carbonated water (chilled):  ½ cup

How to make it:

Just blend. When its smooth, stir in the carbonated water.

14. Tutti Fruiti Smoothie

Tutti Fruiti Smoothie, Smoothie
Tutti Fruiti Smoothie

Feel the summer splash with the infusing flavors of citrus and orange combined together. All this makes it a healthy, refreshing smoothie!

Servings: 2

Things you need:

  • Frozen strawberries or berries (loose-pack): ½ cup
  • Crushed pineapple with its juice: ½ cup
  • Plain yogurt: ½ cup
  • Ripe banana (sliced): ½ cup
  • Orange juice: ½ cup

How to make it:

Process all ingredients for 2 minutes. It’s done!

15. The Berry Smoothie

The Berry Smoothie
The Berry Smoothie

Often known as the All-purpose smoothie, this yummy smoothie is worth trying. Wondering why? These berry sips will not only refresh you this summer, drinking this smoothie regularly will even help you cut those extra pounds!

Servings: 1

Things you need:

  • Frozen berries (e.g. strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)
  • Yogurt (low-fat, any flavor)
  • Orange juice: ½ cup

How to make it:

Just blend.


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