When I am cooking or baking, I like to use seasonal fruits and vegetables in what I’m making. Fall is known for pumpkin, winter for cranberries, spring for fresh berries, and summer is for fruits of all kinds! Warm weather brings a plethora of fruits like strawberries, peaches, plums, cherries, raspberries, and watermelon. A great way for you to enjoy all these natural and delicious foods is to mix them all in a summer smoothie!
I’ve been on a massive smoothie kick for the past couple of weeks because we purchased a heavy-duty blender that can handle everything you throw in it. I love making protein shakes in it after I workout at home, or making my favorite grapefruit margarita in the blender! This past week I have been making fresh fruit smoothies because of all the produce I bought at our local farmers market.
I found this super easy smoothie recipe for you all to try if you happen to have a bunch of fruit lying around as I do. You can also use frozen fruit from the grocery store if you don’t have access to fresh fruit where you live. For this smoothie, I use mango strawberries and pineapple pieces but you can use whatever fruit you like! If you want the smoothie to be healthier, add in some spinach or kale. Do you have some bananas starting to turn brown? Throw them in!
This recipe also uses vanilla yogurt which can be substituted with regular milk or almond milk or you can use Greek yogurt too. For the orange juice, you can use the store-bought kind or you can make your own juice if you have some oranges you need to use up.
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen sweet pineapple
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- Pour the orange juice into a blender. Add fruit and blend until fully puréed. Since it’s frozen, you may need to stop blending and stir up the fruit a bit.
- Add yogurt and blend again until completely combined.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!