It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s America’s birthday. I'm featuring three smoothies this month that represent all of that.
1. Apple Pie Liquefied
The American classic for America’s birthday. Omit the protein powder if you’d like.
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ½ cup oats
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 Tbsp almond butter
- ½ Tbsp honey (or syrup!)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Put everything in the blender at once and blend. Should blend very easily and will be pretty thin.
*This smoothie is over 500 calories
2. Red White & Blueberry
This one is a "fancy" smoothie where you can show off all three colors: red, white, and blue. Or if you're not feeling up to blending each layer separately, just mix everything together at once.
Bottom Layer (blue)
- 1/3 cup strawberries
- ½ container of nonfat blueberry yogurt
Middle Layer (white)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
Top Layer (red)
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup cranberry juice 100% juice no sugar added
Blend each layer separately. Pour blue (which is more of a purple) layer in glass first, let it settle evenly on the bottom. Gently pour white layer on top of blue layer, let is spread evenly and sit for at least 10 seconds. Finally, gently pour red layer on top. See my failed attempt at stripes below. It still tasted great though!
3. Strawtermelon Smoothie
So good and so easy, it's perfect as a hot weather quencher. The strawberry yogurt in this smoothie provides for a thicker consistency but if you’re looking for a thinner, juice like consistency you can leave it out.
- 3 cups fresh watermelon
- 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
- 1 container nonfat strawberry yogurt (optional)
Add watermelon and strawberries to blender and blend until combined. If thicker consistency is desired, add strawberry yogurt. Nutrition label reflects strawberry yogurt added.
*All Nutrition Labels were formulated using Verywellfit.com’s recipe analyzer and could vary slightly.