4 smoothies to get you in shape for summer

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4 smoothies to get you in shape for summer

There’s nothing I love more than a delicious and fruity smoothie on a hot summer day. I enjoy experimenting with different ingredients to make healthy options that I won’t feel guilty about indulging in. Here are some of my favorites:

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

Blueberry & Agave

Smoothie

Photo by Rachel Piorko

Ingredients:
2 cups organic frozen blueberries
1 cup of orange juice
1 ½ teaspoon chia seeds
1 ½ teaspoon agave
½ cup of ice

Directions:
1.Mix all of the ingredients above and blend until smooth.

Green Tea & Berry

Smoothie

Photo by Rachel Piorko

Ingredients:
½ cup frozen organic blueberries
½ cup frozen organic strawberries
½ cup chilled green tea
¾ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt (I like Chobani)
2 tablespoons of chia seeds

Directions:
1. Mix all of the ingredients together and blend until smooth.

Super Green Coconut Detox Smoothie

Smoothie

Photo by Rachel Piorko

Ingredients:
2 cups of spinach
1 cup coconut milk
½ cup orange juice
1 large banana
½ cup pineapple
1 tablespoon of honey
1 cup of ice
1 tablespoon shaved coconut

Directions:
1. Mix spinach, coconut milk, orange juice, banana, pineapple, honey and ice together and blend until smooth. When finished, sprinkle over with shaved coconut.

Tip: Sometimes I like to add kiwi for an extra fruity flavor. If you don’t have fresh pineapple, feel free to substitute with strawberries or blueberries.

Raspberry – Oatmeal

Smoothie

Photo by Rachel Piorko

Ingredients:
1 cup ice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup of water (or coconut water)

Directions:
1. Mix all of the ingredients above and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

 

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