On a scale of one to smoothie, how’s your summer snacking looking so far? With BBQ’s, poolsides, lakes, boats, and of course plenty of sunscreen taking the place of parkas, it’s time to do a little diet clean up too.
Enter in the gloriousness of the smoothie. If made right, smoothies can be nutrition powerhouses giving you a full helping of veggies, a nice amount of protein, vitamin C, antioxidants and a great meal replacement for those on the go. Not to mention how pretty smoothies tend to be. Totally Instagrammable. Here’s some of our favorite nutrition packed smoothies to make this summer.
Matcha Latte Smoothie
Try to replace your morning coffee (yes, really) with this matcha tea and greens filled smoothie and get a latte out of your morning. Little smoothie humor there.
- 1 1/2 oz Mesclun
- 1 pear – chopped
- 3 brazil nuts
- 1 teaspoon matcha powder
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
- 1 packet of ALOHA Daily Good Greens
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Blueberry Fig Smoothie
This blueberry fig smoothie is a good use for all those figs that will be popping up this summer and is way, way prettier than oatmeal.
- 1/2 cup figs
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 packet ALOHA Daily Good Greens
- 1 tsp Sunbiotics probiotic powder (optional)
- 1 cup almond milk
Frozen blueberries, drizzle of sprouted pumpkin seed butter
Blend all ingredients, drizzle toppings on top.
Shake it Off Smoothie
Monday. It keeps showing up no matter how hard we try to make it go away. Luckily, this smoothie boosts even the gloomiest of Mondays with its powerhouse veggies kale and spinach, the creamy consistency of almond butter, and the yummy taste of a vanilla milkshake. Listening to Taylor Swift singing shake it off while you make this is purely optional…but advised.
- 1 overripe banana
- 1/2 cup greens (kale or spinach taste the best)
- 1/2 cup blueberries, ½ cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 packet of ALOHA Vanilla Protein
Blend all ingredients, drizzle toppings on top.
Did you know you can use an avocado as a hair mask? Or a face mask? Or a smoothie ingredient? It’s not magic but it sure does feel like it might be. Here’s a great lunch time smoothie with avocado, mint, cucumber and some hydrating coconut milk. Ahhh.
- 1 avocado
- 1 banana
- 1 organic orange, juiced
- 1-2 cups pineapple chunks
- ½ cup mint leaves
- ½ cucumber
- ½-1 cup walnuts
- 3-4 cups coconut milk
- 1 packet ALOHA’s The Daily Good
- Optional: 1 tbsp coconut oil
Mix all ingredients together in a blender, adding some water if the texture is too thick. Enjoy for lunch or as a snack between meals.
Citrus, Mint, Cucumber Detox Water
Ok, you caught us. This isn’t a smoothie but uh, hello it’s the prettiest water on the planet is it not? This is a delicious and refreshing detox water, that not only tastes great, but will make you feel amazing too. Once you make this flavorful water, it’s super easy to just pour, stir and enjoy a light and delicious beverage all day long! The mint helps support healthy digestion and grapefruit, orange, and lemon provide a good dose of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and fat burning enzymes. Cucumbers are extremely hydrating and contain natural electrolytes.
Because you’ll be throwing the fruit into the water with the peel, try to buy your produce organic. This will ensure that you’re giving your body the cleanest and purest ingredients to help it feel great all day long.
- 1/2 red grapefruit cut in slices
- 1 orange cut in slices
- 1 handful of fresh mint
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1 packet ALOHA Daily Good Greens or Berry
Put all ingredients in a large pitcher. Add in clean filtered water. Let water sit in the fridge overnight. Next day, pour flavored water into glass, add in about a teaspoon of honey and a half packet of ALOHA Daily Good. Stir. Drink water throughout the day.
There are so many other ways to enjoy healthy, flavorful detox water. Feel free to mix it up with these variations and additions.
1/2 vanilla bean, split open
1 knub of sliced, fresh ginger
1 cinnamon stick
Have you ever wished you were able to make wow-worthy drinks? Well pull up those patio chairs and invite the neighbors because this cocktail looking concoction is sure to get a few “how did they make this so fancy..on a Wednesday” glances. You know the look. Here’s how to make some beautiful all natural pink lemonade. Feeling really wild? An adult version can be made with just a tiny bit of your favorite vodka or champagne.
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup stevia
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
- 3 tablespoons dried lavender
- 2 cups lemon juice
- 4 cups water
- 1 lemon sliced
- 1 packet ALOHA Berry Daily Good
- 1-2 tablespoons beet or blueberry juice (Blueberry juice will make the color more purple, play around with what you like)
Mix together two cups water, stevia, agave nectar, and the dried lavender in a pot and turn on a low heat until it starts to simmer. Let steep for about 15 minutes, and then muddle the lavender with the back of a spoon. Strain out the lavender and pour the sweet lavender mixture with the rest of the ingredients. Add a couple of tablespoons of beet juice to make a beautiful pink color and chill!
Healthy Superfood Sangria
Last night we had a salad for dinner. It was a fruit salad. It was mostly grapes. It was all grapes. Ok, it was wine.
We love sangria to celebrate a special occasion, and this healthy version has lots of vitamin C from the fresh fruit and orange juice. Ginger adds a fun bite and will aid digestion. Using fresh-squeezed juice and fresh ginger makes a huge difference here. For a nonalcoholic version, substitute a bottle of sparkling water!
- 1 bottle of your favorite wine (red, white or rosé)—Chianti works very well (dry wines are a better base for fruity flavors).
- 1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 2 packets of ALOHA Berry Daily Good
- 1 cup of your favorite fruit—we made this once with apples, pears, and oranges, and another time with mixed berries, both are great!
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
Muddle half of your mixed berries or fruit of choice. Slice the other half of your fruit into small chunks. Chop the ginger as finely as possible. You can use a garlic press to squeeze the juice of the ginger out and discard the fiber—ginger chunks can be too powerful for some.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a pitcher. Stir well and refrigerate. You can enjoy this immediately, but the flavors blend better with time. If you can, allow to sit overnight or for a couple hours.