By Savannah Potts, Nutrition Intern
Smoothies are one of my favorite healthy treats to enjoy during the summer. They are the perfect way to showcase and enjoy your favorite fruits, and the possibilities of flavor combinations are endless. Did you know that some simple ingredients in your own kitchen may be more wholesome and less expensive than your favorite drink at a smoothie shop? In many cases, you may be paying a small fortune for a sugar and juice overload! Keep reading to learn how to build a healthy smoothie that tastes amazing, is budget-friendly, and provides nutrients that your body and mind will thank you for- especially in this late summer heat!
When I make smoothies at home, there are key five ingredients that I make sure to include:
Combine all ingredients in blender. Cover and blend until smooth and thick. Serve immediately.
This smoothie recipe can be customized with any fruit or protein powder flavor. Get creative with different flavor combinations!
Looking for more filling smoothie ideas? Check out this Berry, Banana, and Avocado Smoothie Bowl.