Summer is in full swing! With the heat at a record high and humidity beyond what hair can handle, there’s a smell of refreshing summer drinks in the air. If you’re bored of pre-made, luke-warm drinks and looking for something to reinvigorate your brain—why not try these fantastic summer smoothie recipes? They’re perfect entertainment for the little monkeys and also great for a refreshing mouthful on a hot day.
Blueberry & Banana Smoothie
If you’re a beginner and looking for something simple to start off with, sink your teeth into this delicious blueberry & banana smoothie. No thoughts have to be made on ingredients, you can focus all your energy into drinking the thing! Combine the following ingredients into your blender:
- 75g blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 small ripe bananas
- 400ml semi-skimmed milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Follow this link to the Change4Life website for more about the recipe.
The Green One
Now if you’re into summer dieting, there’s a lot to be excited about with this beautifully bright green smoothie. With some seriously super ingredients, this smoothie is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds and tick all your healthy boxes too. Throw all the below ingredients into your blender and whizz until smooth.
- 1 ½ dairy milk
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 apple
- ¼ avocado
- Any of your optional add-ins
For more information on the recipe go to Downshiftology’s website here.
Tropical Smoothie Recipe
This is a fabulous summer treat; a great addition to a summer BBQ or a treat for mum on her day off. Fantastically yellow and full of flavour, this smoothie has a serious tropical vibe. Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- ¾ cup pineapple juice
- 1 large banana
- ½ cup canned coconut milk
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- Add optional garnishes such as lime slices, mint sprigs and pineapple wedges.
Find this delicious treat on Dinner At The Zoo’s website.
Real Fruit Slushies
Now these are a refreshing delight! If a cold smoothie isn’t cool enough for you, try a super-cool slushy made from icy fruit. It’s a versatile drink, with your choice of frozen fruit being the star of the show. Combine the following ingredients into your blender and pulse until smooth.
- 2 cups of frozen fruit of your choice (strawberries, peaches, pineapples, watermelon, etc.)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ cup of water
To find out all the slushies you can make, click this link to get to Super Healthy Kids website.
But What Blender Should I Use?
The idea of making smoothie summer treats is perfectly fine, but what equipment do you need to get there? You can spend your time mashing it by hand, or whizzing it with a hand blender, but there’s no point in exhausting yourself over a simple smoothie when it can be served in a matter of seconds.
The KitchenAid Artisan Blender is a striking piece of equipment that can blend even the toughest of ingredients. It’s as you would expect a blender to be: easy to use from the get go, sleek fitting for any kitchen and simple to clean. With three existing pre-set programmes including ice crush, icy drink and smoothies, there’ll be no fuss when you need to make your favourite drink in a flash.
This blender boasts a gorgeous solid metal base and securely sealing lid, so there’s no way it’s making a mess mid-blend. The jar is also completely dishwasher safe, but for your convenience it has a self-cleaning cycle which is the simplest thing on Earth. Simply fill your blender with water and a drop of dish soap, then run the self-clean cycle.
Whether you’re a novice blender or an expert creator, there’s no limits to the amount of foodie masterpieces you can create. From dips to soups, to a post-workout treat, there’s endless possibilities. And with years of life in the blender itself, adding a KitchenAid Blender to your counter is an absolute no brainer.