Many of us across the country are waiting on our favorite fruits to be in season. I, for one, am counting down the days until our local farms announce the start of strawberry season, with raspberry and blueberry picking occurring not long after. There’s nothing better than using freshly picked fruit for your favorite vegan summer smoothie recipe!
Summer is also a time when we tend to think about getting into shape in preparation for swimsuit weather. What better way to kick start a healthy regimen than incorporating smoothies into your diet? Whether for breakfast, lunch, or a delicious snack, smoothies are the perfect way to add your favorite fruits and vegetables into your diet.
I’ve created a deliciously creamy, decadent smoothie to hold us over until summer’s official start on June 21st, when we can really begin to enjoy the bounty from our gardens and farms. Say farewell to spring with my Verge-of-Summer Smoothie!
Berry Vegan Summer Smoothie
Verge-of-Summer Smoothie Ingredients:
- 1 cup homemade nut milk (cashew milk or almond milk)
- a handful frozen or fresh spinach (about 1/4 cup chopped spinach)
- a handful frozen raspberries (about 1/3 cup)
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 teaspoons cacao powder
optional: 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder to kick up the chocolate flavor. Adding this will allow you to have the smoothie as a meal replacement, keeping you fuller longer.
How To Make Spinach Banana Berry Summer Smoothie:
Place spinach, nut milk, banana, almond butter, and cacao powder (and protein powder if you are using) in blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add frozen raspberries and blend again until smooth. Pour in a glass over ice, add a straw for easy sipping, and enjoy!
Printable Vegan Berry Summer Smoothie Recipe
This summer smoothie recipe is so rich and creamy, you’d never know it’s good for you! Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, this beverage is a great way to jump into a healthy summer season! What else are you doing to get into the summer spirit?
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