Our Favorite Summer Smoothie Recipe Round-up

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Smoothies are a quick and easy breakfast choice when you’re on the run or in need of an energizing pick-me-up when the afternoon fade hits. Besides the nutritious factor, when done right (read: without a ton of added sugar), these drinks offer a versatility that make them a go-to at any time of year.

We were so inspired by our summer catalog shoot in Brazil, we wanted to bring some of it home with us with flavorful smoothie blends that reflected not only the season, but the tastes of the South American country. Below are three delicious and healthy smoothie recipes infused with the fruits of Brazil.

Pineapple Mango SmoothieProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

From MatchedandMixed.com

Ingredients:

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

1 1/2 Cup Pineapple (I used frozen, but can also use fresh)

1 Cup Mango (approximately one whole mango, if not using frozen)

3/4 Cup Coconut Milk

1 TBSP Chia Seeds

The mango and pineapple, coupled with the coconut milk help to create the tropical taste of this smoothie. It’s got a piña colada vibe, without, well, the booze and a lot more of a nutritious punch. Mangos contain over 20 vitamins and one cup gives you 100 percent of your daily vitamin C requirements.

Acai Blueberry SmoothieProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

From MatchedandMixed.com

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

1 Cup Frozen Organic Blueberries

1 Pack of Frozen Acai Berries (3.5 ounces)

1 Cup Almond Milk

1 Ripe Banana

 

Acai-inspired eats have steadily increased in popularity—acai bowl anyone? Well, this tasty fruit is mostly native to Brazil and contains antioxidants, heart-healthy fats and fiber. Bonus: it makes for a delicious smoothie!

Guava Passion Fruit Smoothie

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From MatchedandMixed.com

Ingredients:

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

1 Cup Mango (approximately one whole mango, if not using frozen)

1/2 Cup 100% Guava Juice (or 1 cup guava fruit)

1/2 Cup 100% Passion Fruit Juice (or 1 cup passion fruit)

1 Ripe Banana

1 TBSP Chia Seeds

If you’re lucky enough to have fresh guava and passion fruit readily available, replace the juice version with 1 cup of each fruit and add 1 cup of almond milk.

This smoothie offers a lighter, tropical taste, but has great staying power thanks to the protein from the Greek yogurt and the fiber from the Chia seeds.

Ravelle Worthington is a wife, new mom and avid writer with a passion for good eats, fitness and traveling the world. She has written for sites such as SELF, Yahoo! Travel and is also the co-founder of matchedandmixed.com, a parenting blog written from the perspective of both mom and dad. You can find her on Instagram at: @ravmo

1 Comment
Sarah | Well and Full

June 30, 2015 at 5:05 pm

These look great! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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