SUMMERTIME SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES

Credit: prettypaperlove

Credit: prettypaperlove

Summer is here, which means hot sunny days & a cold drink in hand. At prettypaperlove we are big fans of smoothies; for breakfast, lunch or just a little snack. You could even spike up your smoothies by adding your favourite liquor! Yum! Check out what smoothies we enjoyed this weekend. They were absolutely delicious!

We first did a little reading about some superfoods & bought some yummy ingredients for our smoothies:

• Chia Seeds
• Maqui Powder
• Dried Goji Berries
• Pomegranate Juice
• Almond Milk
• Frozen Strawberries & Raspberries
• Dates
• Grapefruit
• Oranges
• Pomegranates
• Spinach
• Canned Peaches (the fresh peaches weren't quite ripe)


Freeze your spinach

If you're not a fan of spinach but you know you need to get more greens in your body, we suggest freezing your spinach. Frozen spinach blends a lot easier into smoothies & it crumbles up so you won't even know its there. So sneaky!


Thicker, Creamier Smoothies

If you have some bananas on the verge of going bad, slice them up & put them in your freezer. When you are craving a thicker smoothie, add some of your frozen bananas to your smoothie. If you don't have bananas but you want a creamy texture, scoop in an avocado. Sound weird, but its actually fantastic!


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Raspberry Peach Smoothie

1 can of peaches
1.5 cups of frozen raspberries
3-4 large pitted dates
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 cups of ice

Optional:
A splash of raspberry vodka

Pomegranate Orange Smoothie

1 peeled orange
2 tbsp dried goji berries
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup almond milk
1 handful of frozen spinach
2 cups of ice

Optional:
A splash of blueberry acai vodka

Pomegranate Grapefruit Smoothie

2 cups frozen strawberries
1 large peeled grapefruit
1.5 cups pomegranate juice
3 tsp maqui berry powder
1 handful of frozen spinach
2 cups of ice

Optional:
A splash of gin

Smoothies are very a simple on-the-go refreshing treat. If you're feeling extra hungry in the mornings, add some protein powder to your smoothie. That should keep you full & energized all morning! The sky is the limit with what you can put into a smoothie & thats what makes them so great!

Share your smoothie recipes & tips with us in the comment box below. Also tag us in your photos on Instagram to show us your summertime smoothies!

Happy Blending!

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