I feel SO much better (and I’m easier to be around) when I nourish myself with the appropriate amount of sleep, exercise, and healthy food; if I don’t, I feel off. If you’re the same way, I have a feeling you’ll appreciate these cooling, energizing, and thirst-quenching summer smoothies.
“Nourishing myself is a joyful experience, and I am worth the time spent on my healing.” – Louise Hay
I’m a huge smoothie person. Smoothies are notoriously easy to make, quick to prepare, and extremely open to customization. It’s hard to mess up a smoothie (though I’ve done it before), but you can usually just keep playing with the ingredients until it’s drinkable.
I understand the joy found in preparing a three-course meal, but that’s just not my cup of tea. The easier it is to make a healthy meal, the more fun I have.
In honor of my fellow smoothie-lovers, I did a little happy researching and found half a dozen summer smoothies worthy of our time and taste buds.
Enjoy, and let me know which one you’re trying next!
6 Satisfying Summer Smoothies to Keep You Cool, Calm & Collected
1. Calming Piña Colada Smoothie
Packed with anti-inflammatory properties (thanks to the pineapple), antioxidants (thanks to the banana), and stress-relief power (courtesy of the magnesium), this smoothie tastes as delicious as it sounds.
- 1 teaspoon Natural Calm Magnesium powder, Lemon flavor
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- 1 medium frozen banana
- ½ cup coconut milk beverage
For directions, see the original recipe from Calmful Living.
2. Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie
This 4-ingredient raspberry and mango smoothie is refreshingly easy to make and fun to drink. Perfect for all occasions: morning boost, post-workout refuel, afternoon treat, or midnight snack.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 2/3 cup orange juice
For directions, see the original recipe from Damn Delicious.When we nourish ourselves (mind, body, spirit) we begin to flourish; we radiate Life. Click To Tweet
3. Pineapple Berry Smoothie
Boasting a healthy serving of protein and just the right amount of sweetness, this silky-smooth smoothie is soul-soothing. If you need a boost (mind, body, spirit), this might be your blender’s new best friend.
- 1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt (or dairy-free alternative)
- 2 medium bananas, ripened, sliced and frozen
- ¾ cup almond milk, plus more if needed
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ¾ cup frozen blueberries
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
For directions, see the original recipe from Beaming Baker.
4. Cherry Peach Yogurt Smoothie
In my taste buds’ opinion, this smoothie has it all: the rich color and tartness of cherries and the creamy sweetness of peaches.
- 2 medium peaches (peeled, pitted and sliced)
- 1 cup pitted cherries (fresh/frozen)
- 1½ cup fat free yogurt (or dairy-free alternative)
- 2 tsp honey (optional) (Really Raw honey is my favorite)
- ½ cup filtered water ( optional)
- 1 cup crushed ice
For directions, see the original recipe from Natural Fitness Diet.Nourishing foods are not punishment, but a celebration of the body. Click To Tweet
5. Watermelon Peach Smoothie
Starring two fresh seasonal gems, this smoothie screams summer with four ingredients and serious thirst-quenching abilities. It’s a satisfying go-to treat to chill out with on a hot summer day.
- 3 cups chopped watermelon
- 1 ripe peach sliced
- 1/2 cup coconut milk refrigerated, not canned
- handful of ice
- mint for garnish
For directions, see the original recipe from Seasonal Cravings.
6. Peach and Basil Smoothie
Lightness is this smoothie’s middle name (I think… I haven’t asked). If you like peach (can you tell that I do?) and basil, I think you’re going to really like this creation.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup peaches
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves
- 2 fresh mint leaves
- ½ lime juiced
- 2 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon monk fruit to taste (or any sweetener of your choice)
- Optional: 2 ounces water
For directions, see the original recipe from The Chopra Center.Eating real, wholesome foods is a beautiful form of self-love. Click To Tweet
Please share your favorite summer smoothies, self-care practices, body-positive routines, and healthy “musts” with me in the comments.
Share these summer smoothies with someone who’d love to try them!
Calm interior… Cool exterior.