Hello to all of you summer lovers out there!
Summer is my favorite season. I love the brightness, sunniness, and everyone seems so uplifted, motivated and happy in the summertime. Yay!!!
Soooo... in celebration of all of this bright light, I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite “go to” summer smoothie. It’s super easy, I throw all of the ingredients in the blender, blend it up, pour it in my favorite BIG glass mason jar, and enjoy this smoothie with a big smile on my face!
My smoothies are more of a meal, so a 32oz size is good for me. You can always make this recipe, and store half in the refrigerator for later. I recommend to store your smoothie in a glass airtight jar. The nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins are most alive immediately after making your smoothie. The longer it sits, (even in your refrigerator), the nutritional value dissipates quickly. I would recommend to drink your smoothie within 24 hours, if you don’t drink it right after making.Happy Trails!
NORA's GO-TO SUMMER SMOOTHIE RECIPE:
16oz Hazelnut Mylk (Or any plant based Mylk) *Protein
1 Frozen Banana *Potassium
½ Cup Frozen Strawberries *Vitamin C
½ Cup Frozen Blueberries *HIgh Antioxidants
½ Avocado *Heart Healthy Monounsaturated Fats
2 Hand fulls of Spinach *Calcium
2 Medjool Dates *Fiber (Make sure and take the pit out!)
½ Heaping teaspoon Maca Powder *Energy Booster (optional)
½ Heaping teaspoon Cinnamon *Anti Inflammatory Properties (optional)
½ Heaping teaspoon Spirulina *HIgh Vegan Protein (Blue-green Superfood Algae; optional)
Put all of the ingredients in your blender. Add the liquid first, Add the spinach last.
Blend for 30-45 seconds.
Smoothie Making Tip of The Day:
Try to use organic ingredients!! Especially organic berries and spinach. Berries and Spinach grow close to the ground: they are a perfect target for pesticide spray. Buy organic, to avoid pesticide on your produce and in your body!
More Favorite Summer Smoothies
Looking for some simpler summer smoothies to make? Then you have to check out my Mango Lassi Smoothie and my Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie.