Thursday, May 24

21 Unique Smoothies for Summer

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If you live in a multi-seasonal area, summer is fast approaching.  If you live in a pleasant all year area, smoldering hot is on its way.  And, by smoldering hot, I don't mean Shemar Moore. (this time)

( Melissa )  

Instead, I mean sweaty boobs, melted makeup, and bugs the size of popcorn balls. I really don't understand the mad love for summer.  To each their own, I guess.

There are only a few things that make my summers more bearable.  First and foremost, central air. Second, no mad dash to the bus stop five mornings a week. Third, the pool in my backyard.  Lastly, fresh fruit, summery treats, and cold drinks.  One of those treats is smoothies.

If I can't have Shemar Moore for the summer, smoothies are the next best thing.

21 Unique Smoothies


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(with ginger and cayenne)


Smoothie Tips


Blending order matters.  Liquid (go easy), frozen fruit, powders, ice, fresh fruit.

Use coconut water or green tea ice cubes for added potassium, magnesium, and electrolytes.  

Add greens.  Kale or spinach are good options.

Unusual add ins - chia seeds (fiber), bee pollen (energy, vit C, protein), cacao (vit C, natural aphrodisiac), maca (endurance, circulation).  

Skip the sugar.  Choose sweet fruits.  If you need extra sweet, use agave, nectar, or stevia.  

Use frozen bananas.  Freeze your over-ripe bananas.


Not all blenders are created equally.  Vitamix rocks.

VERY GOOD

NOT GOOD

Pinned on Yummy Drinks.

If you like your drinks a little more "adult," check out Happy Hour.

Melissa

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