I drink smoothies like it’s my job. Which it is, sometimes, sort of. Which is awesome.
It’s TGIFriday, and here we are on the cusp (<– really?) of the end of summer holiday weekend. It seems only appropriate to get your and my wheels turning about some great smoothie-snack-dessert-kinds-of ideas for summer chill out bevgs, back to school breakfasts, post work-out refuelage, TV marathon sips, or quick and easy on-the-go guzzling. Just ignore that little part back there where I said Back To School because I’m 300 percent sure that I lied – that can’t even be true already.
These summer smoothies can be awesome with the produce is crammed into every single corner of your kitchen and spilling out your windows and onto your neighbors’ doorsteps, and they can be equally delish in the winter when the produce is only the lonely bags of mixed berries in your freezer. I’m not depressed about the w@#&!% at all, though. Not at all.
Here are 14 awesomely beautiful and thirst-quenching smoothies that I scrounged up from the most talented blender-spinners around the food interwebnets. Big thanks to these bloggers for their recipes and allowing me to share one of their photos for our eye candy enjoyment. Le sigh – pretty, pretty.
Also, I hope you have time to Google image search “paper straws” when you’re done reading this. Four dollars have never been better spent.
Raspberry Rhubarb Bellini Smoothie by Half Baked Harvest
If you can take rhubarb and put it in a smoothie and make me think I want it, you are a genius slash my hero. XO Tieghan!
Frozen Triple Berry Smoothies by In Katrina’s Kitchen
Katrina, I heart you for making a beautiful triple berry smoothie that can be customizable colored with different fruits to make drinkable rainbows in a glass. Smashed berries never looked so posh.
Spinach Smoothie by Marin Mama Cooks
You know I love me some green smoothie. And am I seeing green grapes on the ingredient board here? HELLO YES.
Chocolate Malt Superfood Smoothie by Blissful Basil
Please read each of the words in the recipe title aloud right now. Mmmhmm. That’s all.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie by Averie Cooks
So you’re telling me this is a fruit smoothie that I can pretend is strawberry shortcake and have it for a snack at the top of every hour? If you insist.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie by Jessiker Bakes
Mango mango mango mango mango. Mango mango. Strawberry Mango. Striped straws and stripes in the glass. This is my smoothie spirit animal.
Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie by The Blonde Buckeye
Come to my house and look in my fridge. You will see the largest bag of flax known to mankind. You will also see a superpower blender sitting on the counter. You will also see me with green all over my face. Do the math, guys.
Healthy Mango and Greek Yogurt Smoothie by Brunch Time Baker
Layered Watermelon Coconut Shakes by How Sweet Eats
I mean, what else did you think we were going to drink while watching the Bachelorette? These basically scream summer trash TV. A lot of happy Watermelon Coconut sippin went down this year with our dedicated Bach groupies.
Raspberry Coconut Smoothie by Creme De La Crumb
I’ve always been on the fence with raspberries, but this summer I took the plunge and bought only organic raspberries. Oh my wonderful world of sweet berries, they were so good. As a new raspberry obsesser, this smoothie is speaking to me.
Vegan “Orange Julius” Smoothie by Domesticate Me
Would I like an Orange Julius smoothie to jazz up my life at breakfast? Lemme think: yes-4-ever.
Cacao Nib Cashew Chocolate Smoothie by Eat What’s Good
This makes me want to be a cacao-eating hippie. Also, why have I never bought cacao nibs? Sad feelings. It’s time to make that change.
Chocolate Cherry Smoothie by Lynsey Loves Food
Creamy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie by The Honour System
Blueberries are my jam lately. How about taking advantage of them all year long (frozen!) in the most fun purple smoothie for breakfast? Best idea.
Wait, are my lips still blue? I swear I wasn’t still eating that crisp.