6 Fruity Smoothie Recipes for a Hot Summer Day

Fire up that blender

Kiwi Lime smoothie drink

Instead of chasing down the ice cream truck for a cool treat on a sweltering day, take a peek in your own kitchen. You probably have ingredients on hand to make a nutritious smoothie that will satisfy your craving without setting you up for a sugar crash later.

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Feel free to get creative with these fruity smoothie recipes! Sneak in some extra green or cruciferous veggies, sprinkle nuts on top or up the protein content with a scoop of protein powder.

Banana-Kale Wake-Up Smoothie

Kale is high in polyphenols, and its slight bitterness is balanced by the sweetness of the bananas in this recipe. Use just a tiny pinch of cloves – they’re potent!

Ruby-Red Raspberry Smoothie

It’s nutty. It’s sweet. And it’s good for you. Blast off your day with healthy fats, antioxidants and phytonutrients from this creamy creation.

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Creamy Kiwi-Lime Smoothie

You would never guess this creamy, high-protein smoothie gets its texture from tofu and cashew butter. Hey, don’t knock it till you try it!

Go Green Smoothie Bowl

Ready to trade in the smoothie glass for a bowl and spoon? In this bowl, the leafy green goodness of spinach meets the sweetness of grapes, mango, apple and banana.

Cool Tropical Smoothie

You’ll feel like you’re on the beach with this zesty blend of mango, coconut, lime and strawberries. This vegan smoothie is high in potassium and features beneficial phytonutrients.

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Creamy Strawberry and Greens Smoothie

This satisfying smoothie is sweetened with strawberries, “creamified” with avocado and then exalted to green goddess status with arugula.

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