Now that summer is here, it’s time to relax and enjoy the outdoors! As temperatures rise, it’s natural to reach for drinks to cool you off. Smoothies are also a great option after starting orthodontic treatment or after a routine visit. For a few days after an adjustment, the tightening of wires may cause some discomfort, so smoothies are a convenient choice for relief.
With these recipes, you can satisfy your craving for something sweet and refreshing without worrying about damaging your braces!
Simple Summer Smoothie by Allrecipes.com
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 4 ice cubes
- ½ cup orange juice
- ¾ cup vanilla yogurt
- ½ teaspoon honey (optional)
Place the banana, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and ice cubes into a blender. Pour in the orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and honey. Puree until smooth.
Tropical Blueberry Smoothie by Martha Stewart
- 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
- 1 orange, cut into quarters, peeled and seeded
- ½ – ¾ cups water
Pina-Colada Green Smoothie by Cleanfoodcrush.com
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 banana
- 1 cup (or more) fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- ¼ cup ice cubes, optional
- 2 teaspoons raw honey, optional
Chocolate Banana Smoothie by Tasteofhome.com
- 2 cups cold 2% milk
- 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 large ripe frozen bananas, sliced
- 2 cups crushed ice cubes
Place all ingredients except for the ice in a high-speed blender and puree for 30-45 seconds. Add ice and puree until smooth, about 45 additional seconds.