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7.01.2015

Healthy summer smoothies and mocktails

Are you looking for a healthy summer treat that is as refreshing as it is tasty? Then look no further than these smoothie and mocktail recipes. And the best part—they’re all quite healthy!

Smoothies make a quick and healthy meal or snack. With multiple servings of fruits and vegetables, they pack a nutritious punch to energize you for those long summer days. Blend your smoothie with ice or frozen fruit to beat the heat! Try some of these delicious recipes:

Aloha Smoothie

½ cup chopped pineapple

½ cup blueberries

1 cup orange juice

1 banana

Directions: Blend until smooth.

 

Berry-Avocado Smoothie

1 avocado, peeled and pitted

½ cup blueberries

½ cup strawberries

½ cup blackberries

1 cup pomegranate juice

Directions: Blend until smooth.

 

Super Smoothie

½ cup chopped pineapple

½ cup blueberries

½ cup button mushrooms

1 cup spinach

1 banana

1 cup orange juice

Directions: Blend until smooth.

 

Tip: If you’re looking to make a meal out of your smoothie, make sure you incorporate a protein, such as nuts, yogurt, tofu, nut butter, quinoa, or seeds such as pumpkin, chia or flaxseeds.

 

Mocktails are a fun way to enjoy a fruity beverage without drinking alcohol. Try some of these recipes the next time you’re in the mood for a fancy drink:

 

Sunrise

Serves 4

3 cups orange juice

¾ cup pineapple juice

½ cup pomegranate juice

Directions: Mix, pour over ice and enjoy!

 

Moji-no

Serves 1

5 mint leaves

½ cups lemon-lime soda

½ lime, divided into 4 wedges

¼ cup seltzer

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Divide the mint leaves into 4 separate glasses
  • Add 4 lime wedges to each glass
  • Muddle the mint and the lime
  • Add ice to glass
  • Pour lemon-lime soda and seltzer over ice
  • Add vanilla
  • Stir and enjoy!

 

Almost-Sangria

Serves 4

2 cups dark cherry juice

¾ orange juice

1 cup pineapple juice

½ cup seltzer

Chopped fruit of your choice—try apples, peaches or pineapple

Directions:

  • Add juices and seltzer to pitcher
  • Add fruit and ice
  • Stir and enjoy!

 

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