Looking for an easy way to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet? Many people love to drink smoothies for that very reason. In fact, so many people love their smoothies that National Smoothie Day was created. On June 21, celebrate this unique holiday by blending your own delicious and healthful creations. Here are three smoothies you can make—without leaving your Costa Mesa home—to enjoy on National Smoothie Day:
1. Kiwi Banana Spinach Smoothie
This tasty.co recipe is well-loved by the internet community. To prep, freeze three kiwis and one banana (peeled and cut up into chunks or slices). When you’re ready to make your smoothie, blend one cup of milk and two cups of spinach together. Then, add in your previously prepared frozen fruit and one cup of Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth and enjoy a nutritious, colorful, refreshing smoothie on this day of smoothie celebration.
2. Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is brought to you by allrecipes.com and is highly rated. We love it because it uses only four ingredients that you likely already have on hand (for those last-minute National Smoothie Day Celebrations). Simply pour three-quarters of a cup of orange juice, one cup of fresh strawberries, one banana (ripe), and ice cubes into the blender to combine until smooth. Its cheerful pink color and tangy flavor are bound to make this smoothie a summertime staple in your home.
3. Peanut Butter Banana
For those who are seeking a richer-flavored smoothie, try this peanut butter and banana combo sourced from allrecipes.com. This nutty but sweet treat is sure to be a hit. For a single serving, combine half a banana, half a cup of milk, two tablespoons peanut butter, one and a half teaspoons of honey, and about half a cup of ice cubes in a blender until the desired consistency has been reached.
Remember to celebrate National Smoothie Day by indulging in one of these three popular smoothies or by inventing a creation of your own. Truly, the options are endless! Drinking smoothies is a great way to easily incorporate plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Plus, it’s a guilt-free way to enjoy a refreshing summer treat! Enjoy!