Spring Inspired Smoothies

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To say that we love smoothies would be a huge understatement and there’s so many reasons we love them! First and foremost, smoothies can be an extremely healthy breakfast or lunch that’s also pretty convenient when you’re on the go. They’re also perfect for getting all those picky eaters to eat some of the foods they would never dare to go near.
As spring approaches so do those stuffy noses and foggy headaches associated with seasonal allergies. Smoothies can be a great way to introduce a variety of high in vitamin C foods in your diet and you can even add some local honey that will definitely help keep your allergies at bay. We would love to share 5 of our favorite smoothie recipes that are not only jam packed with healthy ingredients but also delicious flavors to help get you in the swing of spring!

Sunshine Smoothie

By Sally’s Baking Recipes
Smoothies are naturally packed with vitamins given all the fruits and veggies used, but this one is packed with Vitamin C!
 
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chucks
 
Instructions
  1. Blend the frozen banana chunks and orange juice together until thick, creamy, and smooth – about 3 minutes.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Add the oranges, mango, and pineapple.
  4. Blend until combined.

Berry Orange Smoothie

By Lindsay Cotter
This immunity boosting cranberry diary-free smoothie is not only delicious but is also packed with nutrients!
Ingredients
  • 10 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries or berry of choice (can use fresh but will not be as thick)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 4 oz unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • optional – mint to garnish
Instructions
  1. Place fruit, milk, and juice in blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses.
  3. Garnish with extra orange slice and mint leaf, if desired. Save for later or enjoy right away!

Tropical

Carrot Smoothie

By The Chunky Chef
If you are not usually a fan of adding veggies to smoothies, I totally recommend giving this one a try!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cold coconut water or regular water
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 navel orange peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.

Watermelon Honey Smoothie

By Nick
This creamy watermelon honey smoothie is perfect when you’re dreaming about Spring and bored of your regular smoothie flavors!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 teaspoons chia seeds
 
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Drink it up!

Raspberry Peach Green Tea Smoothie

By Chrissie (The Busy Baker)
This Raspberry Peach Green Tea Smoothie is a delicious low-calorie treat that makes a great healthy breakfast or snack!
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 2 cups frozen peach slices
  • 3 – 3 1/2 cups cold green tea
Instructions
  • Add the banana, frozen raspberries, frozen peach slices and cold unsweetened green tea to your blender and blend on high speed until smooth!
  • Serve with some fresh mint leaves as a garnish (optional) and a cute paper straw.

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