10 Simple Summer Smoothies That Are Healthy and Delicious!
Green smoothies are a quick and easy way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your summer diet, and a perfect way to use ingredients from your garden.
Feel free to adjust these simple summer smoothies to include some of your favorite fresh ingredients. Serve right away, or freeze them into popsicle molds for a healthy and cool treat on hot summer days!
In this article:
- Summer Surprise Green Smoothie
- Watermelon-Lime Smoothie
- Blueberry Mango Smoothie
- Turning Green Smoothie
- Hot Pink Smoothie
- Carrot Smoothie
- Morning Mojito Smoothie
- Avocado Dream Smoothie
- Super Hulk Green Smoothie
- Acai Smoothie Bowl
1. Summer Surprise Green Smoothie
This might be the ultimate summer smoothie! It’s refreshing, delicious, and both sweet and healthy. What else could you want? You even get a dose of spring greens to round out the nutrition!
- 3 cups water and ice mixture
- 2 large handfuls spring greens
- 1 cup mixed berries fresh
- 1 cup pineapple fresh
- 1 banana fresh
- 1/4 whole organic lemon including the peel
- 1 tbs maca root powder
2. Watermelon-Lime Smoothie
What says summer more than watermelon? And, it’s so nourishing for your kidneys, since it's high in water and high in potassium. Sometimes, I have a whole day of eating nothing but watermelon, to flush my kidneys.
Drink this smoothie for a delicious summer breakfast or as an afternoon snack with your friends. You can even pour it into a popsicle mold and freeze it for later!
- 7 cups fresh or frozen watermelon
- 1 cup ice
- 4 limes
- 1 tsp vanilla
3. Blueberry Mango Smoothie
Blueberries are one of my favorite summer snacks, which makes them perfect for summer smoothies! This yummy smoothie uses coconut water to begin your day with a tropical twist. It’s a taste of beautiful summer every time.
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 banana
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup mangoes
- 1 tsp chia seeds
4. Turning Green Smoothie
A triple fruit punch of grapes, pineapple, and banana make the Turning Green Smoothie sweet, and the spinach flavor is mild.
- 1 ½ cups water and ice
- 3 large handfuls spinach
- 2 large leaves kale with stems
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop protein powder any flavor
5. Hot Pink Smoothie
The Hot Pink Smoothie is one of my very favorites, and I drink it all year round. However, summer is one of my favorite times to enjoy this bright-hued drink because I get to use ingredients from my own garden!
My Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie is loaded with root vegetables, which have immune-boosting carotenoid antioxidants.
- 1 1/2 cup coconut water
- Optional: “ferment” it overnight on the counter with water kefir grains, strain, and replace with new coconut water for following morning
- 1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 2-4 large dates pitted
- 1 whole large carrot cut in chunks
- 1 golf ball sized raw beet peeled
- 1-2 tsp organic vanilla
- 12 whole large strawberries or blueberries
6. Carrot Smoothie
This sweet smoothie is like a dessert you can enjoy any time of the day!
- 1 cup carrots, chopped
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 scoop GSG Vanilla Protein
- 1 cup almond milk
- dash cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
7. Morning Mojito Smoothie
There are few things in life as refreshing as a mojito… a Morning Mojito Smoothie that is. Wake up with a nutritious blend of fresh summer herbs, crisp vegetables, and sweet fruits all blended into one classy breakfast smoothie. It’s an energy tonic you won’t want to miss out on.
- 1 peach
- 1 apple
- 1/2 avocado
- 3-4 large kale leaves
- a few mint leaves
- 1 1/2 cups water or cooled nettle tea
- 4 ice cubes
8. Avocado Dream Smoothie
Who doesn’t love avocados? This simple summer smoothie is wonderfully easy and delicious!
- 2 cups coconut water
- 4 - 5 handfuls spinach
- 1 avocado
- juice of 1 fresh lime
9. Super Hulk Green Smoothie
Sometimes, the hot summer days can make us feel lethargic and listless. The Super Hulk Green Smoothie has enough protein to give you the energy you’ll need to tackle whatever the day happens to throw your way.
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup ice
- 3 handfuls spinach
- ½ cup mixed berries
- 1 banana
- ½ avocado
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 1 Tbsp sprouted flax powder optional
10. Acai Smoothie Bowl
Make your own acai bowl at home! Acai is a low in sugar and a superfood. Plus, it’s delicious. The best part of a summer smoothie bowl is you can make it beautiful and worthy of Instagram and Pinterest with toppings of your choice.
- 14 oz. Acai juice
- 1 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 whole banana
- 2 tbsp GreenSmoothieGirl organic sprouted flax, optional
- 1 scoop GreenSmoothieGirl protein powder, any flavor, optional
- 1 cup ice optional for thicker consistency
- Whatever toppings you prefer, such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, unsweetened coconut, and chia seeds
I hope you enjoy these simple summer smoothies to bring a cool deliciousness to the warmer weather!
Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.
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