26 Easy and Refreshing Summer Smoothies to Keep You HealthyArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Summer is the perfect time to savor refreshing, creamy beverages bursting with fruity flavors. Summer smoothies can serve as a nourishing snack, particularly if you’re on a weight loss plan.
While it’s important to be cautious when purchasing smoothies from ice cream stands or chain stores, you can prioritize your health by preparing homemade summer smoothies using wholesome ingredients. It’s a simple process with countless flavor combinations!
To satisfy your smoothie cravings, we’ve curated a collection of 26 vibrant and delightful summer smoothie recipes that you can enjoy all year round. Additionally, if you’re seeking creative and seasonally-inspired ways to incorporate your Nutrisystem Shake Mix, we’ve got you covered! Discover these flavorful and healthy options for a refreshing summer treat.
Two summer smoothies come together in one glass to create the perfect balance of flavors. It has a tangy blend of kiwis and plain Greek yogurt layered with a mix of watermelon, strawberries and more creamy yogurt. Each sip is creamy, sweet and lightly tart.
Acai (pronounced AH-sigh-YEE) is a deep purple berry that comes from the rainforests of Central and South America. It has a slightly sweet and earthy flavor. The fruit has become popular with healthy eaters because it is loaded with antioxidants that protect your immune system.
The berries are so fragile that they are sold only as frozen puree in the U.S. Acai puree is just for right pairing with frozen cherries, mangoes, almond milk and almond butter to make a super-nutritious and satisfying smoothie.
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Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix gives your summer smoothies a burst of flavor and protein, so we use it in many recipes. Whip the powder in your blender with frozen strawberries, low-fat vanilla yogurt, and water until you get a pretty shad of pink shake. This smoothie looks and tastes like you got it at your favorite smoothie shop.
Here’s a sweet way to get in one of your daily servings of vegetables! Sip this creamy shake that features spinach, which gives this smoothie its color and nutrients. The flavor comes from sweet frozen mangoes and bananas, along with vanilla almond milk and Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix.
Get the Mango Madness Green Smoothie recipe.
Pineapple is naturally sweet and high in fiber, so it gives this smoothie an almost sugary taste and thick texture. We like to blend it with juicy blackberries, along with Greek yogurt, fresh mint and a handful of kale. The deep purple drink looks as “chill” as it tastes.
Get the Pineapple Berry Mint Smoothie recipe.
The sweet and tart flavors of kiwi take center stage in this summer smoothie recipe. A banana and Nutrisystem Vanilla Shake Mix play supporting roles with kale or spinach, making a quiet appearance in the background.
Get the Kiwi Vanilla Smoothie recipe.
Almond butter provides protein, creaminess and a hint of salt to this combination. Raspberries make the drink sweet and pleasantly pink, while banana helps to thicken it up. Give your smoothie an extra special lift with toppings like slivered almonds or unsweetened shredded coconut.
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Kale complements the sweet and tart taste of blueberries in this summer smoothie recipe. Almond milk and Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix ensure that the beverage is creamy and loaded with protein.
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With its classic blend of chocolate and coconut, this smoothie tastes like a popular candy bar. The rich, chocolate flavor comes from Chocolate Nutrisystem Shake Mix. We mix it with coconut extract for a tropical twist, while a frozen banana and unsweetened almond milk provide the creamy texture.
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If you like a sweet and salty peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you’ll love this smoothie combo. It features real peanut butter and frozen blueberries, plus a handful of fresh greens like kale or spinach to give you one of your daily servings of vegetables. The result is a balanced Flex meal that will fill you up, even when you’re on the go.
Passion fruit has a sweet and sour taste that brings layers of flavor to this creamy, dreamy smoothie. It’s paired with sweet ripe pears and a banana, along with nonfat plain Greek yogurt and cashews for plenty of protein.
Get the Pear Passion Fruit Smoothie recipe.
With just four ingredients, you can transport yourself to an island beach with a balmy breeze. All you need to do is blend frozen pineapple and mango chunks with Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix and water. It offers you a taste of the tropics you can enjoy any time of the year, wherever you happen to live.
Get the Pineapple Mango Smoothie recipe.
Matcha is a high-grade green tea that’s finely ground into a powder. It contains potent antioxidants, and it has a lightly nutty taste that we like to blend with sweet honeydew melon and honey. Skim milk, nonfat plain Greek yogurt and chia seeds add even more nutrients to this smoothie, creating a bright green drink that is as healthful as it is colorful.
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Simple can be powerful. This recipe, for example, is made with just-brewed green tea, frozen blueberries, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, a little natural sweetener and ice. After blending the ingredients, you have a smoothie that’s bursting with flavor and loaded with nutrients to keep you healthy as you lose weight.
Get the Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie recipe.
Get ready for a delicious and satisfying shake! This smoothie combines the creamy goodness of almond butter, unsweetened almond milk, a banana, nonfat plain Greek yogurt and a touch of vanilla extract. It’s perfect for a quick and nutritious snack or meal.
Mint adds a hint of zippy taste without loading on extra calories to this smoothie. The fresh flavor of the herb complements the strawberries’ natural sweetness and the light tanginess of nonfat plain Greek yogurt. Together, they make a refreshing drink to sip on warm mornings or afternoons.
Get the Strawberry Mint Smoothie recipe.
Take advantage of the abundance of fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries during the summer by using them in this easy smoothie. We blend them with nonfat plain Greek yogurt for a creamy texture, plus Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix to bump up the taste and protein content.
Get the Berry Delicious Smoothie recipe.
This smoothie tastes like your favorite tropical cocktail, but it’s way more nutritious. You make it with pineapple juice and coconut extract, so it has the flavors you love. Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix and ice complete this satisfying drink.
Get the Pina Colada Protein Smoothie recipe.
Nutrisystem members come up with some of our favorite recipes. This one blends fresh berries with vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt, Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix and ice to create a lightly sweet and creamy smoothie. Send us your bright ideas through our Recipe Submission page and you might inspire others to try it.
Get the Creamy Blueberry Smoothie recipe.
Ripe peaches are one of summer’s sunniest tastes and they really shine in this shake. Grated fresh ginger gives it a bit of zesty bite. The bright green color comes from spinach, which also nourishes you with essential vitamins and minerals.
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Salute your good health with this creamy drink made with strawberries, blueberries and Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix. It’s sure to be a hero in your quest to eat well, lose weight and feel great.
Here’s a cool snack that will keep you fueled up on a steamy summer day. It’s got frozen pineapple and bananas to keep things chill and fruity. Unsweetened coconut water provides that tropical flavor. Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix adds the creamy protein. Plus, you get one of your four daily servings of vegetables by adding spinach you’ll never taste. Sounds almost like paradise, right?
Get the Tropical Green Smoothie recipe.
Mangoes have a sweet, floral taste and key vitamins for your immune system. We blend them with spinach leaves for even more vitamins and mint for a fresh, vibrant flavor. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt is the creamy base and a source of energizing protein.
Get the Mango Mint Smoothie recipe.
This smoothie tastes like a dessert, yet it’s loaded with nutrition. You get both chocolate and vanilla flavors from Nutrisystem Shake Mixes, along with sweet and juicy pineapple. Add a pineapple slice for garnish and treat yourself to a relaxing snack.
Get the Pineapple Delight Smoothie recipe.
Lean into green by making yourself this shake with a ripe green pear and fresh spinach. We brighten up the flavor with honey, lemon juice and ginger, then add chia seeds for valuable omega-3 fatty acids. It tastes as brilliant as it looks.
Get the Green Goddess Smoothie recipe.
Indulge in pure bliss with our irresistible Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe! Prepare this delightful and satisfying drink by blending together juicy strawberries, a frozen banana, nonfat milk and creamy nonfat plain Greek yogurt using your reliable blender. Mix until you achieve a silky-smooth consistency and pour yourself a glass of this delicious treat. Soothe your taste buds and stay refreshed with this crave-worthy summer drink.
Get the Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe.