Have you been looking for an easy way to work more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Smoothies are a perfect way to ease yourself into healthier eating! In honor of National Smoothie Day on June 21, we’ve found three recipes for smoothies that are quick, delicious, and healthy!
- Kiwi Banana Spinach Smoothie
Coming from tasty.co, this recipe is a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day while getting a good mix of fruits and greens. Just be sure that you prepare ahead of time by tossing the fruit in the freezer for a while.
- 3 kiwis (frozen)
- 1 banana (frozen, peeled, and cut up into chunks or slices)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- Blend milk with spinach.
- Add frozen fruit and Greek yogurt.
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie
This allrecipes.com concoction is simple and delicious—a wonderful combination! Best of all, you likely have the ingredients in your home already. The pink color and tangy flavor are sure to make a splash on Smoothie Day. Simply combine the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
- ¾ cup orange juice
- 1 cup fresh strawberries
- 1 banana (ripe)
- Ice cubes
- Peanut Butter Banana
Want just a little more protein in your smoothie? This peanut butter and banana combo from allrecipes.com will hit the spot. All you need to do is combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- ½ banana
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 ½ teaspoons honey
- ½ cup of ice cubes
For any of these recipes, you can easily find all the fruit you’ll need at any farmers market—such as Mills Market or Claremont Village—making this the perfect opportunity to support local businesses while eating healthy. Give one or more of these recipes a try. And from all of us at the Pines, happy National Smoothie Day!