Perfect Blends: Fruit Smoothies for Breakfast All Summer Long
Here’s the honest-to-goodness truth: I’m drinking a fruit smoothie right now. Yep, mango-peach. And it’s delicious. The only question I have is, if fruit smoothies aren’t just as much a part of your regular breakfast routine during the summer as cold cereal—why the heck not!? Because, see, fruit smoothies are fantastic for three particular reasons that come together is a perfectly blended swirl much like, well, fruit smoothies themselves.
First, they give you 1–2 full servings of fruit in a few (delicious) gulps. Second, they’re ridiculously easy to make. And third, you can make them just how you like them.
When it comes to making fruit smoothies, nothing beats frozen fruit for convenience and savings. I keep bags of frozen strawberries, mangoes, peaches and blueberries in my freezer, then mix and match depending on what I’m in the mood for. The trick, I’ve found, is to nuke the fruit in the microwave for just a bit. I use the defrost setting and only do it for about a minute or so, just enough to soften the fruit and bring out the flavor.
But come summer, why not take advantage of all that fresh fruit on sale at the grocery store? Strawberries, blueberries, peaches and more—these six fruit smoothie recipes are sure to last you all summer long, and you can easily adjust the amounts to make only as much as you want, even if it’s just a single tall glass of cool, fruity deliciousness.
A good all-round fruit smoothie recipe ripe for endless variation. A bit of honey and some ground pistachios adds a dash of happy complexity to the taste.
With this recipe, too, you can stick with just strawberries or try any number of fruit combinations, like strawberry-mango, mango-peach, mixed berries (you get my drift).
Mangoes make for lusciously rich fruit smoothies, while mango sorbet juices up the flavor. You can just as easily substitute frozen mango chunks for fresh mangoes here.
These beautiful blueberry smoothies pack a powerful antioxidant punch. Using lemon yogurt gives them a refreshing tanginess.
Who could say no to the sweet, seductive berry-red call of these fruit smoothies? Cherries are only the beginning—strawberries, raspberries and blueberries join the party, too.
Here’s a unique way to enjoy summer’s bounty of fresh peaches. Cool and spicy—we love it!
Give your blender a good spin—explore all our fruit smoothie recipes!