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Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Keep You Cool this Summer

This Arizona heatwave is no joke! In the blink of an eye, Gilbert is continuing to see daily temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. While this isn’t necessarily a huge surprise, given we do live in the valley of the sun, it can leave us in search of something refreshing and cold when hunger strikes. And that is what smoothies are practically made for! Nothing tastes better than a frozen smoothie on a hot day. Check out these three simple, easy and delicious smoothie recipes that take less than 10 minutes to make and use ingredients you can likely find at the local Sprouts, Trader Joes or Natural Grocers


Mixed Berry Smoothie

 

Summer = berry season. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries; everything in between! Throw them in a blender and you’ve got a delicious smoothie that tastes like summer in a cup. Here’s our favorite mixed berry smoothie recipe:

 

Ingredients: 

- ½ cup fresh blackberries

- ½ cup fresh blueberries

- ½ cup fresh strawberries

- ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt

- ½ cup alternative milk of choice (coconut milk is our favorite)

- 1 cup ice

 

Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth! 


Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

 

One thing’s for sure when the heatwave hits: cooking large, filling meals tends to be the last thing you want to do in the middle of the day or for dinner that evening. That’s when you turn to a protein smoothie to cool you down and fill you up! This is our go-to protein smoothie recipe for those days you don’t feel like cooking, but are pretty hungry too.

 

Ingredients:

- 2 bananas 

- ½ cup peanut butter 

- 1 cup alternative milk of choice (for this recipe we prefer almond milk)

- 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)

- 1 tablespoon honey

- 1 ½ cups ice

 

Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth! If you prefer a slightly sweeter smoothie, add another tablespoon of honey. If you don’t have protein powder, that’s fine! The peanut butter and bananas will still fill you up and have a healthy amount of natural protein. 


Peachy Mango Green Smoothie 

 

Everyone loves a good green smoothie! Throw in some frozen peaches and mango and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat that is healthy, nutritious, and sure to keep you cool in those 100+ degree Arizona temperatures. 

 

Ingredients:

- 1 cup spinach

- 1 cup kale

- 1 cup frozen peaches

- 1 cup frozen mango slices

- 1 cup alternate milk of choice (we recommend coconut milk for this recipe)

- ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt

 

Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth! 


Cheers to keeping cool amidst the ongoing Arizona heatwave with these super simple smoothie recipes! Give these a try and let us know how you liked them with a photo and a tag on Facebook or Instagram. While you’re at it, keep following the Acero Cooley Station blog here for more posts like this one, all summer long!