5 Summer Smoothie Ideas

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Smoothies are ubiquitous with our fast, modern times but even in a slow food kitchen a smoothie has an important place. Smoothies are great when it’s hot, just after gardening or exercise, and especially when you need to eat an ingredient you don’t particularly like.

With the heat insufferable, smoothies are the only thing everyone is thinking about.
These are some options I eat regularly. 

Notes:
I add 1 T ground flax seeds to most all my smoothies because flax is full of vitamins and minerals.
I grind it first and store it in the pantry to make sure it doesn’t affect the texture of my smoothie.

¼ turmeric is also a good addition to all smoothies and helps with inflammation.
Remember turmeric only activates for human use with black pepper.
Add a pinch it won’t affect the flavor of a fruit filled smoothie. 

I wouldn’t say any of my smoothies are very sweet.
I think the less added sugar the healthier the diet.
If you need a little sweetness, 1t of agave would be a good choice.


1. Berry Banana Orange
2 big sweet oranges
1 long stick of celery
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen berries of choice
1 T ground flax

Cover all ingredients in water and blend (add ice if desired)

 

 

 

2. Strawberry banana and beet
3 frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana
½ fresh beet (chopped into small cubes)
1 t lime juice
1 T ground flax

Cover all ingredients in water and blend (add ice if desired)

 

 

 

 

3. Orange Celery Mango
2 big sweet oranges
1 long stick of celery
1 big sweet mango (2 small)
1 T ground flax

 

 

 

 

 

4. Blueberry Banana Oatmeal
1 cup blueberries
2 frozen bananas
¼ cup oats
1 T ground flax
2 t maca powder (optional)

Cover all ingredients in water and blend (add ice if desired) 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Spinach Orange and Strawberry
2 sweet oranges
4-5 frozen strawberries 
1 cup frozen spinach
1 T flax seeds
¼ t tumeric
A pinch of pepper (to activate the tumeric)

Cover all ingredients in water and blend (add ice if desired)






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