We’ve just officially welcomed Summer and I cannot be more excited. Summer is my favorite season and probably most of us who live in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Some people joke around and call us “Raincouver” instead of Vancouver because we get more rain than snow. So when the temperature becomes double digit, we start to get excited, and even more when it reach 20+ and we start to complain when it hit last 25 :). We only have 3 months (or 4 if we get lucky) of warm weather and so we tend to make the most of it. In my case, outdoor activities like hiking, biking, gardening and making Summer cool treats and drinks are the things I look forward to during Summer.
I love doing outdoor activities, but when the weather hits past 25, I would either head to the waterfront, spread the blanket, lie down, read or listen to music and eat. When it gets 28 and above, I would rather stay and be cozy in my balcony and drink a cold tall glass of homemade fruit juices.
Summer is not complete without me making homemade Summer drinks and frozen treats. This is the time of the year that I go crazy making fruit juices, shakes, smoothies, slushie, ice tea and cold milk drinks. I thought I will start Sumner by sharing with you some of my favorite Summer drinks. They are easy to make, budget friendly and refreshing without breaking your budget. So next time you think of buying ice tea outside, check out this post and be inspired to make it at home. There’s something for everyone, pick your choice.
Last week, I shared with you 7 Homemade Ice Tea recipes that are easy and budget friendly. Iced Tea are the kind of drink you want when you want to quench your thirst and just do bottom up. This week, I am sharing with you 12 Smoothie Recipes that are smooth, creamy and so delicious! This is the kind of drink you want when you want to keep cool from all the hot Summer days.
Single Serving Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Keep yourself cool and refers with this Blueberry Banana Smoothie. Make it for breakfast as smoothie bowl, pack it for pre and post workout drink, or just enjoy it anytime of the day. It is a great way to cool you off, it is delicious and kind of scream “it’s Summer!n
Simply Banana Almond Smoothie
Smooth and creamy Banana Almond Smoothie. Packed with vitamin B from the mighty banana, a spoonful on yogurt for protein and a little bit of Almonds.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Super easy, smooth and creamy Strawberry Banana Smoothie. All natural and fresh, no artificial flavoring added. Now that’s how we should enjoy our smoothie.
Dairy Free Mango Raspberry Smoothie, 3 Ways
Raspberry and Mango Smoothie, refreshing, dairy free and with 3 different ways to enjoy it. By just using the same 4 ingredients you can turn this into 3 different variations. Let me show you how
Dairy Free Pumpkin Smoothie
This Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie is a nice way to ease up our transition from hot Summer weather to a cool Fall weather. This is a thick creamy but dairy free pumpkin smoothie. Where do I sign?
Bapple Orange Breakfast Smoothie
Bapple Orange Smoothie, which is basically just a combination of banana, apple, orange and strawberry. No sugar added, and no ice too. A good pure fresh smoothie on the go. Grab it for breakfast, snack or even post and pre-workout drink.
Mango Oats Smoothie
Mango Oats Smoothie is a thick and creamy smoothie made with fresh Mango, overnight oats and your choice of milk. This is a drink you can prepare in the evening and blend in the morning. Easy quick breakfast filler when you are in a hurry. Grab it and GO!
Banana Oats Smoothie
This Overnight Banana Oatmeal Smoothie is an incredibly delicious breakfast drink. It is a good source of calcium and fiber, it taste like a mildly banana flavored milk with the nice texture of soaked oats and subtle vanilla flavor. I never thought I will fall in love with an overnight oatmeal smoothie, but I did and I cannot stop making this oatmeal smoothie. Hands down amazing!
Banana Pumpkin Smoothie
You will love this Banana Pumpkin Smoothie, Whether you drink this for breakfast or have it as post or pre-workout. It’s packed with good stuff, protein for the Greek yogurt and both banana and pumpkin contains powerful antioxidant, not to mention calcium from milk.
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