Cool Smoothies for a Hot Summer: Introduction

Copyright 2014 R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2014 R.A. Robbins

Where we live summers are hot and humid.  One of our favorite ways to stay cool is to enjoy a nice smoothie.

If you ask about the essential ingredients in a smoothie you will probably get as many answers as people you ask.  These are some of those ingredients along with suggestions for substitutions if needed.

  • Fruit
  • Fruit juice is used in many smoothies.  You do need liquid to make the other ingredients blend properly but may use water or almond milk if you prefer.
  • Milk or yogurt is used in some smoothie recipes. Try adding a banana instead if you can’t tolerate dairy.
  • Greens may be added for extra nutrition.
  • Some people add various types of protein powder.  You may also use almond milk, nut butter or a Tablespoon of flaxseed meal for a protein boost if preferred.

Stay with me throughout the summer as I share a few of our favorite smoothie recipes.

What is your perfect smoothie?

This recipe is part of a summer series on smoothies.  Enter “smoothies” in the search box at the top of the right column to find the others.

Rogene Robbins is the author of Frozen Fun: 25 Dairy and Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes available in the Amazon.com Kindle Store

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