Summer is here, the best season with the tastiest smoothies! Delicious exotic fruit, real home-grown strawberries, and fresh vegetable smoothies, everything is possible in the summer!
Smoothies are ideal for the summer because you usually have less appetite for an extensive lunch or breakfast. You can easily replace or supplement these meals with a delicious fresh summer smoothie! In this article, I will tell you about 11 surprisingly fresh summer smoothie recipes that are simple to make and delicious!
What are the elements of great summer smoothie recipes?
A summer smoothie should above all be nice and fresh. You can actually put anything in it, as long as it has a refreshing taste, such as coconut milk, exotic fruits, or citrus fruit. To provide extra cooling, you can supplement the smoothie with some ice cubes or replace fresh fruit with frozen fruit.
Do you want to have a smoothie as a replacement for your breakfast or lunch? Then add some oatmeal flakes for extra filling!
Summer Smoothie 1: Mango Avocado Smoothie
Mango is a delicious fruit and oh so summery! Mango gives you a delicious fresh sweet smoothie that is also slightly tangy. Avocado makes this smoothie even better and also very healthy!
- ¼ of a mango
- ¼ of a ripe avocado
- ½ cup mango juice
- ¼ cup vanilla yogurt (fat-free)
Cut the mango and avocado both into small cubes and put the cubes in a blender.
Then add the juice and yogurt to the fruit.
Blend until it becomes a smooth mixture and enjoy your smoothie!
Read More: Substitute for avocado in smoothies
Smoothie number 2: Frozen banana passion fruit raspberry smoothie
A real summer smoothie is refreshing and preferably also cooling! Passion fruit provides a deliciously fresh and sour taste and the frozen raspberries keep your smoothie nice and cool so that you can survive the hot summer days.
- A banana
- Two passion fruits
- 100 grams frozen raspberries
- 150 grams of Greek yogurt
- 200 milliliters semi-skimmed milk
Cut the banana into small pieces and put it in a blender.
Cut the passion fruit in half and spoon the flesh into the blender.
Place the raspberries and yogurt in the blender.
Blend until you have a delicious summer smoothie!
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Smoothie number 3: Summer fruit smoothie
In the summer, fruit is healthy and refreshing and that’s why we’re filling this smoothie with delicious red berries! Blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries are a wonderfully fresh and sweet and sour combination for the summer! The walnuts and oatmeal make this smoothie excellent as a light breakfast or as a drink with lunch.
- 140 grams raspberries
- 150 grams blackberries
- 150 grams of strawberries
- 500 ml yogurt
- 30 grams unsalted walnuts
- 30 grams oatmeal
Put the raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries in the freezer for an hour for a nice cold smoothie!
Place the raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries in a blender. Cut the large strawberries in half to make mixing easier.
Add the yogurt, walnuts, and oatmeal to the fruit. It is also best to chop the walnuts if they are very large.
Blend until you have a smooth smoothie and enjoy!
Read More: McDonald’s wild berry smoothie recipe
Smoothie number 4: Cooling mint-orange smoothie
This smoothie has it all. The coconut provides a tropical feeling, the ice cubes provide cooling, the orange, and lime for refreshment, and the mint for just that little bit of extra flavor that makes this smoothie delicious!
- 240 ml coconut water
- 1 handful of ice cubes
- 1 banana
- 1 orange
- 3 mint sprigs
- ½ lime
Cut the orange in half and squeeze out the liquid. Make sure to catch the seeds! Put the juice in a blender.
Peel the banana and cut it into cubes. Put the cubes in the blender.
Wash the mint and roughly chop it to make mixing easier. You can also add the twigs for some texture! Put this in the blender.
Repeat with the lime what you did with the orange.
Place the coconut water and ice cubes in the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
Mix until fully blended, pour into a glass, and enjoy!
Smoothie number 5: Beach party smoothie
What is summer without cocktails? And what could be better than drinking a real cocktail? Pretend you’re drinking a smoothie! This smoothie contains a lot of fruit. This way you don’t have to feel guilty about the little bit of alcohol you smuggle in!
- 1 banana
- 150 grams of strawberries
- 2 sprigs of mint
- A glass of pina colada
- 100 grams frozen pineapple
- 1 mango
- 100 ml coconut milk
- 150ml water
Peel and cut the banana, put the cubes in a blender.
Wash the strawberries and remove the crowns, cut the large strawberries in half, and put them in the blender.
Wash the mint, roughly chop the sprigs, and put them in the blender.
Peel and slice the mango and put it in the blender.
Place the frozen pineapple, coconut, and water in the blender.
Now it’s time for the secret ingredient: the piña colada. Put a (small) glass of piña colada in the blender.
Mix everything into a delicious drink and enjoy your beach party smoothie!
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Smoothie number 6: Fruit bomb
This smoothie is again full of (frozen) fruits. It also contains a few extra flavorings: cocoa and brown sugar!
- A handful of frozen strawberries
- A small handful of frozen raspberries
- A small handful of blueberries
- 1 banana
- 100 milliliters yogurt
- 1 kiwi
- Half a lime
- Half glass of apple juice
- ice cubes
- Half a tablespoon of cocoa
- Half a tablespoon of brown sugar
Place the frozen strawberries and frozen raspberries in a blender.
Wash the blueberries and put them in the blender.
Peel the banana and cut it into slices, put the slices in the blender.
Cut the kiwi in half and spoon the flesh into the blender.
Cut the lime in half and squeeze out the juice. Make sure to catch the seeds!
Put the apple juice in the blender.
Put the yogurt in the blender.
Place the cocoa and brown sugar in the blender.
Add the ice cream and start mixing until you have a smooth consistency: your delicious fruit bomb summer smoothie.
Smoothie number 7: Summer green smoothie
Green smoothies can also be delicious in the summer. Everyone knows the traditional gazpacho, but do you also know this delicious green gazpacho? This smoothie is deliciously refreshing and also super healthy!
- Half a cucumber
- A green pepper
- a spring onion
- A handful of frozen fruits of your choice
- A teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
- A teaspoon of red wine vinegar
Cut the cucumber in half and wash it well. Cut the cucumber half into slices or cubes and put it in a blender.
Wash the bell pepper, cut it in half and remove the seeds. Cut the bell pepper into strips and put them in the blender.
Wash the spring onion and cut it into coarse sticks. Place the spring onions in the blender.
Add the frozen fruits to the vegetable mixture.
Place the olive oil and vinegar in the blender.
Blend into an even and delicious summer vegetable smoothie.
Smoothie number 8: Tropical summer smoothie
Packed with tropical fruits, this smoothie is probably exactly what you think of when you hear the word summer smoothie!
- Two kiwis
- Two handfuls of frozen pineapple
- A ripe mango
- 100 milliliters coconut milk
- Three oranges
- A handful of ice cubes
Cut the kiwis in half and scoop out the flesh from the skin. Place the pulp in a blender.
Peel the mango and remove the pit. Cut it into pieces and put the pieces in the blender.
Place the pineapple in the blender.
Juice the oranges. Make sure you catch the pips. Put the orange juice in the blender.
Add the ice cubes and coconut milk to the rest of the ingredients in the blender.
Blend and enjoy your smoothie!
Read More: How much sugar is in a tropical smoothie?
Smoothie number 9: Mango lassi smoothie
This smoothie is a true Indian classic and meets all the requirements of a summer smoothie. This summer smoothie is cold, sweet, refreshing, and delicious! Imagine yourself in India during the summertime while enjoying this smoothie!
- A mango
- 250 grams yogurt
- ½ lime
- Two tablespoons of cane sugar
- Eight ice cubes
- Four sprigs of fresh mint
Peel the mango, remove the pit and cut the flesh into pieces. Place the mango pieces in a blender.
Wash the mint and cut it into pieces. You can also take the sticks with you for extra flavor! Place the chopped mint in the blender.
Cut the lime in half and squeeze it, collect the seeds, and put the juice in the blender.
Place the yogurt, cane sugar, and ice cubes in the blender.
Mix until you have a delicious, yellow, and summery smoothie!
Read More: Mexican Mangonada recipe
Smoothie number 10: Watermelon smoothie
Summer is not summer without watermelon. This delicious piece of fruit is sweet and refreshing and also thirst-quenching! No wonder this smoothie tastes so good.
- ¼ watermelon
- 250 grams of strawberries
- Two bananas
- A lime
- Eight tablespoons of yogurt
Cut the flesh of the watermelon from the rind and then cut it into cubes. Place the watermelon cubes in a blender.
Wash the strawberries and remove their crown. Cut the large strawberries in half and put all strawberries in the blender.
Peel the bananas from their skins and cut them into pieces. Place the banana pieces in the blender.
Cut the lime in half and squeeze out the juice. Make sure no seeds fall into the blender.
Put the yogurt in the blender.
Blend until smooth and enjoy your summer smoothie!
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Smoothie number 11: Banana smoothie with peanut butter and chocolate
Banana, peanut butter, and chocolate are delicious all year round! If you add a few ice cubes to the smoothie in the summer, it looks just like a milkshake! A smoothie with these ingredients, therefore, seemed like a good idea.
- A banana
- Two tablespoons of Greek yogurt
- A big splash of milk
- Two tablespoons of peanut butter
- A piece of dark chocolate (or a splash of chocolate sprinkles)
Peel the bananas and cut them into slices, put the slices in a blender.
Put the yogurt, peanut butter, ice cubes, and chocolate in the blender with a splash of milk.
Start mixing. Add extra milk in between if the smoothie is too thick.
Pour the smoothie into a nice glass and enjoy!
Read More: What are the best nuts for smoothies?
3 tips to make your smoothie look summery
A smoothie is summery if it’s refreshing and contains a lot of fruit, but the summer smoothie is even better when it looks nice and summery! That’s why you can read 3 more tips here to make your smoothie look summery!
Tip 1: A Mason jar
The Mason jar is completely hip and makes your smoothie even more summery! A Mason jar is very handy; because you can take it with you everywhere; this cup is the ideal cup for your summer smoothie!
You can make your smoothie ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. When you go swimming or on a picnic, take the smoothie with you and enjoy your summer smoothie in the blazing sun!
Tip 2: Summer decoration
A nice cocktail often has nice decorations, such as colored straws and umbrellas. Of course, you can also do this with your smoothies! Decorate your smoothie with the nicest summer decoration so that you can enjoy your surprisingly refreshing summer smoothie even more!
Tip 3: Flowers
You can also put edible flowers in your glass to make the smoothie extra beautiful. Moreover, you get some extra flavor and you can eat the flowers!
A few examples of edible flowers are:
Everyone knows the colorful violet. You can eat these too! You can blend the leaves into the smoothie and put the flower at the top of the glass to make it extra beautiful and summery!
The elderflower is a beautiful white flower and will turn your ordinary summer smoothie into a super summer smoothie. The blossom tastes musky and is very nice with fruit!
The marigold has a slightly peppery taste that is very tasty with fruity smoothies. For example, the Indian smoothie described earlier is delicious by adding a few marigolds to it! You can mix the leaves with it for extra taste, or put the flowers at the top of the glass as a summer decoration.
The nasturtium is a delicious addition to summer green smoothies. Moreover, this beautiful orange flower will give your smoothie a summery color!