5 Summer Smoothies to Make Your Summer a Breeze
Searching for the perfect treat to keep you cool and full this summer? This time of year, summer smoothies are the perfect item to give you both flavor and sustenance.
3Natives smoothies filled with summertime produce are our go-to for staying cool and full of energy.
Why Summer Smoothies Make the Perfect Meal
With vacation days to use and endless opportunities, the summer is often the busiest season. Having a busy schedule doesn’t mean you have to skip out on a meal. Summer smoothies are the perfect on-the-go snack to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.
Many store-bought smoothies contain too much sugar, as well as unhealthy additives. The fruit in these smoothies can often be imported, rather than locally sourced.
At 3Natives, we make sure our summer smoothies stay healthy by only adding local produce and natural ingredients. Our fresh fruit is sourced from local vendors in the community. 3Natives summer smoothies only contain fruit, veggies, and natural sweeteners, keeping your smoothies healthy and tasty!
Summer Smoothies by 3Natives
At 3Natives, we are experts in smoothies. We created twelve of them using only fresh, local ingredients. They can be enjoyed year-round, and we picked some of our favorite summer smoothies that stand out this sunny season.
Begin Your Day with The Sunrise
The Sunrise smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. This smoothie is a great replacement for orange juice which can have as much sugar as soda. The Sunrise smoothie features banana, pineapple, mango, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, and Greek yogurt.
Star Ingredient: Greek Yogurt
You may not be giving Greek yogurt enough credit. This food is packed with probiotics essential for your gut health. This superfood doesn’t stop there, as Greek yogurt boosts your metabolism, helps build muscle mass, and lower blood pressure. Greek yogurt is lower in sugar than regular yogurt and gives your summer smoothie a creamy texture.
Replace Your Ice Cream with the Pink Dragon
Looking for an ice cream replacement that still tastes great and is healthy? Our Pink Dragon smoothie is a wonderful summer treat that is colorful, tasty, and good for you. Our Pink Dragon smoothie features banana, raspberry, honey, almond milk, and dragon fruit.
Star Ingredient: Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruit, also known as “strawberry pear,” is a tropical fruit that you might not have heard of before. It not only has an excellent, unique taste, it provides health benefits, too.
Dragon fruit provides several types of antioxidants that protect your cells from damage from unstable molecules called free radicals. Dragon fruit is also high in fiber. Be sure to try our Pink Dragon smoothie if you’re trying to add more fiber to your diet.
Keep Energized with All Hopped Up
With busy summer days lined up this season, a healthy caffeine boost might be just what you need. Try our All Hopped Up summer smoothie instead of your afternoon green tea. It’s made with banana, almond butter, chocolate protein, and coffee. This smoothie has the perfect combination of healthy ingredients that might remind you of an iced mocha frappuccino.
Star Ingredient: Coffee
We buy our coffee beans from small, local suppliers to make our summer smoothies taste perfect. Before heading out to your next summer activity, the All Hopped Up smoothie might just be the kick you need. Coffee could improve your physical performance and endurance when consumed before exercising. One review reported that drinking coffee before exercise improved people’s endurance and decreased their perceived physical exertion.
Stay Green with Spin My Avocado
Green smoothies aren’t trendy for just any reason. They’re an easy, delicious way to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies. Our Spin My Avocado smoothie recipe features strawberry, banana, pineapple, spinach, honey, almond milk, and avocado.
Star Ingredient: Avocado
Avocados are high in healthy fats that are essential for your body to function. They are also high in fiber and potassium.
Throw Back with The Jam
If you’re in search of an elevated strawberry smoothie, The Jam is the one for you. Featuring acai, strawberry, banana, peanut butter, and almond milk, this smoothie is PB&J in a glass! The Jam is great for picky eaters who want to stick to the basics but still want to explore their palette.
Key Ingredients: Peanut Butter
Florida is one of the nation’s top producers of peanuts, growing over 11% of peanuts in the US. Peanuts have more protein than any other type of nut, and they’re a great source of vitamins, minerals, and more. Incorporating peanuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol could reduce your risk of heart disease.
Customize Your Summer Smoothie at 3Natives
You can customize your own smoothie by adding chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut shavings, or other fruits and vegetables!
Check out our menu of delicious summer smoothies and visit your local 3Natives.