By Elizabeth Dubos
Summer officially arrived June 21! What better way to celebrate summer than with a sweet treat! Smoothies are easy to make and great to cool down for hot summery days. Here are some smoothies you can enjoy.
1. Mint-Chocolate Smoothie
Mint and chocolate lovers rejoice! Here is a list of the ingredients you will need for this smoothie: 1 banana, 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of non-Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, and 1 handful of ice. Add all the ingredients into the blender and combine until it’s smooth. After you pour the smoothie in a glass, you can sprinkle some chocolate sprinkles on top. If you’re looking to add more protein in your smoothie, try adding 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder. Enjoy!
2. Low-Carb Strawberry Smoothie
If you’re diabetic or trying to lose weight, this strawberry smoothie is the one for you! The ingredients you will need are: 1/4 cup of almond milk, 3 teaspoons of granulated stevia, 4 oz. of frozen strawberries, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. After you’ve gathered the ingredients, place them all into a blender and hit the pulse button to ensure it’s well-combined. Afterwards, it’s ready to be served!
3. Iced Coffee Protein Smoothie
This is a great smoothie if you’re on the go in the morning. Whether you’re off to work, vacation, or spending the day with the kids! This smoothie counts as a meal as well because it’s filled with fiber to ensure you stay full until it’s lunch time. Here is a list of the ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of strong brewed coffee, 3/4 cup of milk/creamer, 1/4 cup rolled oats, and 1 scoop of protein powder. Mix all the ingredients in a blender until well-combined. Before pouring it into a cup, drizzle some chocolate sauce on the side of the glass. Enjoy!
4. Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Summer is the season to enjoy delicious, juicy fruit. Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make this creamy blueberry banana smoothie: 1 banana, 1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 cup of almond milk, and 1 cup of non-greek yogurt. After you pour the smoothie in the glass, you can add whipped cream on top. Enjoy your blueberry banana smoothie!
Edited by Emily Chance