Cool Down with These 16 Refreshing Smoothies

Cool Down with These 16 Refreshing Smoothies

Kelli Foster
Jun 12, 2017
(Image credit: Jerrelle Guy)

It won't be long before the summer sun is sizzling, and what better way to cool off than sipping on an icy, refreshing smoothie? Lean on the fresh fruits of the moment, or start with the convenient selection from the freezer section, and you'll be on your way to beating the heat in minutes.

From tropical smoothies to berry-filled versions to one inspired by banana bread, these 20 smoothie recipes will keep you cool as the summer temps soar.

Tropical Smoothies

Use your breakfast smoothie to channel the beach vacation of your dreams, and Monday morning is guaranteed to be a whole lot brighter. Load the blender with fruits like coconut, pineapple, mango, and kiwi, and you'll be sipping a smoothie reminiscent of a tropical paradise.

Berry and Melon Smoothies

A cool and refreshing smoothie is one of the sweetest ways to take advantage of all the fresh berries and melons flooding the markets right now. And when you stumble on those too-good-to-pass-up deals at the farm stand, stock up and freeze the berries for later. Can't get your hands on seasonal berries, or prefer a more budget-friendly solution? Head to the freezer aisle for a bag of the frozen stuff.

Citrus Smoothies

When sunny lemons and oranges are at the forefront, you can count on these smoothies to taste light, bright, and totally fresh.

Other Refreshing Smoothies

If you're in the mood for something a little more decadent yet still wholesome, these smoothies steer you in the right direction. Cocoa powder brings a big chocolatey flavor, and banana bread serves as sweet inspiration.

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