Cool Off Smoothie recipe
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Hot and need to cool off? Well, try my recipe and you'll be cool in no time!
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- 300g strawberries, hulled
- 250ml orange juice
- 1 (200g) tub strawberry yoghurt
- 4 to 8 ice cubes, as desired
- 1 banana, peeled
MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min
- In a blender combine strawberries, orange juice, yoghurt, ice and banana. Blend until smooth.
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I just started to make smoothies for my workouts and this was the first one i chose and it was EXCELLENT! It wasn't too sweet or bland just right, and putting frozen strawberries and the ice makes it cold and refreshing which adds to the flavor.-04 Jul 2003
Great smoothie! Very fruity, cool, and delicious. I froze my strawberries and banana and cut back the ice to one cup. This was very good for a quick breakfast!-12 Apr 2011
by MAGGIE MCGUIRE
This is a wonderfully fruity drink without all the excess sugars you get in other smoothies. This is probably one of the more healthy drinks I have had in a long time.....and oh sooooo delicious! If you have a sweet tooth, you may have to add a bit of sugar. But "as is" was perfect for my gang.Very creamy too! Thanks Ashley!-21 Mar 2003
15 Coffee Smoothies That’ll Start Your Morning Right
Raise your hand if at least once a week your morning looks like this: Alarm goes off. Three snoozes go by before you’re out of bed, and suddenly you’re running around your house/condo/apartment, pants in one hand and breakfast bar in the other.
Yep, us too. Despite our best intentions, mornings aren’t always as smooth as we’d like.
Luckily, there’s a little trick that’ll keep you from having to chug your coffee before rushing out the door. Keep it cool by making a coffee smoothie.
We’ve gathered 25 coffee smoothie recipes with healthy ingredients that might surprise you, like mango, beets, or hemp hearts. Frozen bananas are magical, but sometimes you want to shake it up.
Or smoothie it up, in this case.
These coffee smoothies won’t magically make you a morning person, but hey, they could help. (And they’re portable too!)
1. Coconut cashew latte smoothie
Any time we can get a smoothie to taste like a milkshake without packing in the sugar, it’s a win.
This thick, creamy drink uses a small frozen banana, vanilla protein powder, cashews, shredded coconut, and coffee to mimic your favorite shake.
Play around with it — add a date or two, a tablespoon of nut butter, or a few shakes of cinnamon.
2. Peanut butter espresso smoothie
Reese’s for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do. OK, it’s not exactly the same, but it does taste pretty darn good.
The key here is espresso powder, but if you’re in a pinch, you could always swap in a shot of actual espresso or half a cup of coffee.
3. Salted caramel mocha smoothie
Salted caramel is always a good start, isn’t it? This smoothie has a sneaky secret. Instead of caramel sauce, the recipe uses dates, vanilla extract, and almond milk to get a yummy caramel-frappe taste.
4. Peppermint mocha smoothie
Peppermint lattes are all the rage in winter, but there’s no reason you can’t re-create the minty flavor year-round.
Just add a little peppermint extract to coffee, banana, almond milk, and cocoa powder and you’ve got yourself a peppermint mocha.
If you’re feeling fancy, add a few fresh mint leaves on top.
5. Iced coffee protein smoothie
You’ll need some overnight prep for this one, but trust us when we say it’s worth it.
Fill a plastic ice cube tray with strong, cold coffee. Pop a couple of coffee ice cubes in the blender with Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and hemp seeds for a protein-rich smoothie that’ll keep you full until lunch.
6. Coffee and oat smoothie
Coffee, oatmeal, and a smoothie all in one? Yup. Blending in rolled oats thickens this naturally sweet smoothie.
You can even throw a handful of frozen cauliflower to the mix for extra bulk. Yes, really!
7. Chocolate chia coffee smoothie
This smoothie almost tastes like a java chip Frappuccino. Remember those, your first foray into drinking “coffee”?
Thankfully, this one actually has caffeine. And instead of syrup, it’s sweetened with vanilla extract, dates, and cacao, which gives it the chocolaty flavor and color you want.
8. Raspberry coffee smoothie
Raspberries make this smoothie seem so special that you’d never know the coffee’s made from instant. Keep a bag of berries in the freezer so you’re ready to whip this up.
9. Cold brew mocha smoothie
Make or buy cold brew for a more mellow smoothie, enriched here in a high speed blender with frozen cubes of coconut, which creates one of the creamiest textures we’ve tasted.
We love to add seasonal fruit like strawberries or avocado or sneak in some frozen cauliflower rice.
10. Pumpkin coffee smoothie
Canned pumpkin or frozen cubes will work in this fall-flavored smoothie, which gets a boost from protein powder. And yes, it’s got pumpkin pie spice in it.
11. Coffee smoothie with hemp hearts
Hemp adds a nutrient boost to this tasty, banana-free smoothie. You can also throw in some baby spinach. Actually, you can toss spinach into almost any smoothie.
12. Coffee avocado smoothie
Avocado has the most amazing ability to ease into a recipe, adding satisfying richness and creamy texture yet letting other flavors sing.
This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, which we readily admit is luscious (love it in Vietnamese and Thai coffee). But if we’re making this on a regular basis, we’ll swap in almond or coconut milk to keep our sugar intake lower.
13. Hidden veggie coffee smoothie
Remember when we shocked you with the idea of cauliflower in your coffee smoothie? Here’s how to do it. Frozen cauliflower rice makes it easy. Dates, walnuts, and coffee make it taste gooood.
14. Mocha beet smoothie
Beets bring a sweet earthy flavor and crimson hue to this beauty. (Serve it in a clear glass to best appreciate the color.) We’d swap 1 tablespoon of cocoa for a tablespoon of instant espresso to give it a java jump.
15. Mango coffee smoothie
We admit we wouldn’t have come up with this flavor combo, but it’s delish! Feel free to swap in your milk of choice for the cow kind. Instant espresso is your friend here.
Coffee smoothies are an awesome way to start the day if you’re short on time and still want a nutritious breakfast. All it takes is a few frozen ingredients and a high speed blender. And you can take that smoothie to go.
These coffee smoothie recipes show you how to use a range of healthy ingredients like fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds to make creamy smoothies that’ll keep your mornings calm and cool.
For a natural energy drink or a filling breakfast, try whizzing up one of our nutritious smoothies using seasonal fruit and veg.
This smoothie is high in natural fats and sugar - ideal if you need some fuel for intense exercise
Two-minute breakfast smoothie
Whizz up a low fat breakfast smoothie in no time. Use banana with other soft fruit, plus honey for a little sweetness and oats for slow-release fuel
Strawberry green goddess smoothie
Try this tasty breakfast smoothie to start your day, pairing sweet fruit with nutritious spinach and avocado for a dose of calcium, vitamin C, folate and fibre
Get your fruit fix with our strawberry smoothie made with banana and orange juice. It's free from dairy, so it's vegan too – making it a great start to anyone's day
Raspberry and apple smoothie
Whip up a breakfast smoothie with raspberries, apples, yogurt and oats. It’s a great way to start the day and up your fruit intake
Peanut butter smoothie
Whizz up a quick and filling peanut butter smoothie, with rolled oats and banana. Brilliant for breakfast, you can freeze the banana for extra thickness
This sweet smoothie packs in plenty of nutritious ingredients, such as spinach, flaxseeds and banana, with an optional spoonful of maca powder for a natural energy boost
Carrot and orange smoothie
Start your day with a vibrant orange and carrot smoothie for breakfast. With added oats and ginger, it will give you vitamin C and count towards your 5-a-day
How To Make This Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is crazy easy to make. My recommendations are to have a really nice, high powered blender (this is the blender I used). This will allow you to get the best consistency. I used a
- Add all ingredients to a high speed, high powered blender and blend on medium or medium high until smooth.
- Check for consistency and add additional coconut water or liquid if it’s too thick. Add additional ice or frozen fruit if it’s too thin.
- Pour into a glass. Garnish with fresh fruit if desired and enjoy immediately.
SMOOTHIE BOWL INSTRUCTIONS: To make a Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl, simple reduce the coconut water to 1/4 cup. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the blender as necessary to ensure that all of the fruit gets blended in.
If you’ve been wanting to work more greens into your day, smoothies are a quick and easy way to do it. Toss a handful of fresh baby spinach into the blender and blitz away. Spinach has a relatively mild taste, so it partners well with just about every fruit smoothie.
Add a scoop of yogurt to the blender and get ready for an extra-creamy smoothie, with a tiny hint of tang. Regular yogurt, Greek yogurt, and non-dairy yogurts are all fair game, and can all be used interchangeably.
VARIATIONS TO TRY:
- MAKE IT SWEETER: If you’d like more sweetness, try adding a tablespoon of honey! Be sure to use a raw, organic honey to keep things all natural.
- ADD COLLAGEN: Want to make this smoothie even healthier? Add some collagen! Most brands of collagen supplements can be added to smoothies with no added colors or flavors. It’s a great way to keep your hair, nails, bones and skin healthy!
- SWITCH THE MILK: The almond milk can be substituted with oat, coconut, or even banana almond milk. Using banana almond milk will add a bit more sugar to the smoothie, but it’s worth it if you love that extra hint of banana!
- MAKE IT BOOZY: Listen, I totally get it – this healthy smoothie would also make a fantastic frozen cocktail! To make it boozy, just add 1 oz of your favorite liquor. I recommend rum, to keep things tropical!
If you love this easy smoothie recipe, you absolutely need to try out more of my favorites! When I need a strong start to my day, I always make an Energizing Green Smoothie, or a Breakfast Energy Smoothie. And if you want to keep with the beachy vibes that this orange smoothie has, then you need to make my favorite Mango Green Smoothie!
How to Make the Watermelon Smoothie Recipe
This watermelon smoothie recipe is so easy to make!
It will take literally 2 minutes to prepare this delicious smoothie with watermelon.
All you need is a ripe watermelon, freshly squeezed lime juice (you can use lemon instead if you don’t have lime), ice cubes, and fresh mint leaves (optional).
First, cut the watermelon into chunks.
I add the seeds too, as they have lots of vitamins and fiber, but you can remove them if you want, or buy a seedless watermelon.
I add a few ice cubes to make a kind of frozen watermelon smoothie, as I love the texture, but don’t add too much ice as it could have too much water.
Another option is use frozen watermelon chunks so you don’t have to use ice. I specially love this option and always use frozen fruit to make my breakfast smoothies.
Then, add the lime juice, and some fresh mint leaves if you like the flavor.
Blend it all together and serve immediately.
I use Nutribullet Pro which is a powerful blender (I use it to make all my smoothies there everyday!), perfect to crush the seeds of a seeded watermelon.
I hope this easy watermelon smoothie recipe makes you insanely happy!
If you try this watermelon smoothie, let me know in the comments. Or you can share your recipe photos with me on Instagram or Pinterest. I can’t wait to see what you make!
Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie
Get tons of health benefits and great flavor in this delicious Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie.
These days I'm all about eating what's light and fresh! With temps hitting the 100s it's time to cool down and eat all the refreshing things we grow from the earth. When it's hot out, I don't like eating heavy or fattening things, which ultimately helps in the swimsuit department. While a ripe watermelon, pineapple, or berries are perfectly acceptable to munch on you can't beat this Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie, which is packed with nutrients and flavor.
Smoothies are fantastic for breakfast, a post-workout snack (just add some vegan protein powder), or even dessert! I love how versatile they are and how you can swap or add pretty much anything to change up the flavor.
If you're needing to cool off this summer then break out the blender and start getting creative. The liquid for this raspberry pineapple smoothie is unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Not only does the vanilla add a touch of extra flavor, but the almond milk is a great Vitamin E antioxidant. The Vitamin D contained in almond milk is also said to support healthy and strong muscles and bones.
Let's talk about raspberries. Raspberries also contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease, and age-related decline. As someone who doesn't take anti-inflammatory medications, I love that I can eat raspberries and benefit from some of their anti-inflammatory properties.
Pineapple gives any smoothie that tropical feel while providing Vitamin C and manganese to help your body fight diseases. Its enzymes can also help ease digestion and absorb iron better (something I really need). I could go on and on about the health benefits of all of the ingredients in this smoothie, but I say we get drinking! Vegans and non-vegans alike will love this smoothie because the frozen banana and almond milk give it that yummy creamy texture.
Raspberry Pineapple Smoothie
3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
coconut flakes and chia seeds for garnish (optional)
Mix all ingredients (except for garnish) using a blender. Add more almond milk as needed for desired consistency. Top with coconut flakes and extra chia seeds.
Tips for this smoothie recipe
- As with most of my recipes, this detox smoothie recipe is very forgiving. If you don’t have exact ingredients, it’s OK to change quantities or substitute things. Just get as many of these great brain cleaning ingredients in there as you can, in as wholefood a form as possible.
- I like to use reasonably ripe bananas for my smoothies generally, as it just makes for a nicer texture and a better, sweeter flavour. You can use less ripe bananas, but if they get too green, you’ll end up with a smoothie that’s furry on the tongue and may even set like pudding in the glass.
- Bananas are simply not a standard size, so I’ve made this cilantro blueberry detox smoothie with anything from four tiny bananas up to two huge ones, so don’t worry too much about the size of your bananas. Just aim for 250g to 350g of banana, and you’ll be fine.
- I break my bananas in half before adding them to the blender jug, just to help them break up faster.
- I started out making this recipe with half a large orange, because that’s all I had on hand. And now, I only have small oranges, so I’m using a whole one. Again, because oranges don’t come in standard sizes, don’t worry too much about how much orange flesh you’re adding to the smoothie. Just aim for 100g to 150g and you’ll be fine.
- The orange helps to balance out the flavour of the cilantro, so you can adjust the amount of orange if you find the cilantro flavour still too much.
- When you’re cutting the peel off your oranges, don’t worry about cutting off the pith. Orange pith is actually quite good for you, so just cut a think layer off to remove most of the hard orange peel and leave the rest.
- I like to cut my oranges into half (at a minimum) because I’ve had lots of experiences where a whole orange gets stuck over the blender blade and just doesn’t break up properly. So cut your oranges into chunks, OK?
- I wasn’t aware of wild blueberries as a thing until I read Medical Medium but then I found them easily at my local health food store, in more than one brand. I haven’t spent the effort to confirm that my wild blueberries are from Maine, as he recommends in the book, but I figure wild blueberries is a big step in the right direction.
- I’ve been adding just under a cup (133g) of wild blueberries to my smoothies, because it divides beautifully into 500g and 1kg, which are the size of the bags I’ve been getting. And of course a “cup” of round thingies is kind of hard to measure, which is why I actually weigh everything (that and I just can’t be unscientific about these things). So again an approximate amount is fine.
- I’ve noticed quite a few “flecks” in my cilantro blueberry detox smoothie, and I think they come from the blueberries. So don’t fret if you see these small red-purple-blue bits in your drank. It’s cool.
- I’ve been “eating” spirulina in my breakfast smoothie for years (along with a bunch of other green powders), and I love finding ways to have more of it. I always buy organic spirulina, and cheapest is not always best when it comes to these concentrated green powders. Make sure you’re getting a good quality one for maximum effect.
- I’ve been using half a bunch of cilantro for this smoothie for a while because that seemed to be a good amount based on the bunches I was getting from my organic greengrocer at the time. More recently the bunches seem to have been getting smaller, so I’ve been using closer to 3/4 of a bunch. Just add as much as you can without it becoming overpowering.
- The bunches of cilantro I get always seem to be covered in dirt. I always chop off the roots, but then the stems and even the leaves can still be quite dirty. The other day I found an entire lump of soil in my bunch! So make sure you get as much dirt out as you can, either by rinsing the cilantro, chopping off more of the stems, or sorting through the stems and shaking off the dirt.
- I add ice to my smoothie recipes to make sure that they stay cold while the blender does its work. Being a high-speed blender, it does warm things up through friction from the blades against the ingredients, and the ice keeps everything cool while it blends to a smooth enough consistency.
- The cup of water makes a moderately thick, but still drinkable through a straw, smoothie. I’m trying to pack as much of the good stuff into one glass as possible, so it does end up being quite thick, which I like.
- The only reason this recipe makes three serves was that I simply couldn’t make a smaller one with the ingredients I had without it getting kind of silly (1/4 of a large orange? Uh, no.) and as an added bonus it means that three of us get to drink it every day. Feel free to adjust the recipe size to suit your needs.
- You won’t get as much of the detox ingredients as you might want to from one serve, so feel free to drink the whole thing yourself. There’s no added oils, so it’s low in fat and calories, and is also quite high in fibre. And all that fresh fruit is great for you too!
- I don’t recommend storing this detox smoothie, because of all of the fresh ingredients. I recommend that you drink it straight away to get the maximum benefit, especially if you’ve used barely ripe bananas. You might be able to store it in smoothie bottles and drink them throughout the day, but fresher is better.
Green Detox Cucumber Smoothie
It’s never a bad idea to begin your day with a refreshing green smoothie that promotes natural detoxification. Now, if that smoothie contains ingredients that help hydrate the body, it’s even better. Cucumbers are some of the best water-rich produce items out there. Eating them, or drinking them in the case of this smoothie, helps promote hydration. Additionally, cucumbers work to promote the removal of excess waste from your system. They do this by lubricating the digestive tract, aiding your body’s ability to digest and eliminate food waste.
This smoothie also contains grapes! Sorry, but we get excited about grapes because we rarely feature them in our recipes. Grapes are naturally rich in vitamins C & K, in addition to vitamin B6, potassium, copper, and manganese. They also contain a high concentration of antioxidants, which help to reduce oxidative stress in the body. In fact, there are over 1,600 beneficial plant compounds in grapes! How amazing is that? Anyways, that’s why we love grapes. Plus…they taste amazing, and are underutilized in the smoothie game.