I don’t know if there is anything better than a smoothie during summertime. I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it, Houston- as much as I love you, summer is so brutally hot (!!) I feel like Houstonians spend 3 months out of the year running from parking garage to garage, trying to avoid the sun at all costs. The rest of the year is normally pretty fabulous weather so I just try to survive until we can get to that amazing fall and ‘winter’ weather. Nothing helps beat the heat like turning off the oven and enjoying ‘cool bites’ like smoothies, fresh fruit, grilled seafood and salads. Today’s smoothie recipe is one my husband and I have been making either for an afternoon snack after work (we share it) or instead of eating ice cream at night we will reach for this smoothie to cool down, lord knows we have to do something!
The best thing about smoothies is they are almost impossible to mess up. Now I have had my fair share of, ‘ugh, thats not quite right’, when making smoothies but usually by adding a little bit more of an ingredient you can recover quickly. Too running? Add more berries, too thick? Add more liquid. But that is what I am here for to make sure you get it right the first time so there isn’t any ingredient guessing involved.
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 cup of frozen raspberries
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- 1/2 tablespoon of coco flaxseed
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend into until smooth! Enjoy!
I added in coco flaxseed to boost the omega 3 content, this ingredient doesn’t add a lot of flavor and it won’t change the texture. Is anyone else addicted to peanut butter?! I have tried to feel the same about almond butter but I’m forever team PB.There are so many great smoothie recipes out there but many of them can be calorie bombs! Make sure you are not adding juices like apple juice or orange juice to your smoothies! I either make mine with almond milk, coconut water, coconut milk, oat milk or water! Whats your favorite smoothie combo?