Summer is right around the corner, and there’s nothing better on a hot day than a cold, refreshing drink. However, getting a giant drink from the local drive through, or piling on the calories with those healthy smoothies that are anything but are probably not the best options. It’s quick, easy, and healthy to make your own drinks at home using fresh, organic ingredients. Here’s a few for you to try.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Written by Laura Klein

This smoothie is delicious, and also delivers protein, antioxidants and minerals.

Ingredients:

1 large ripe banana, peeled
1 cup of milk of your choice like almond or coconut milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1-2 tablespoons of raw organic honey
2-4 tablespoons of Organic Whey

Method:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Healthy Juice DrinkPower Smoothie

Written by Emily Monaco

The Essentials:

For one large smoothie or two small ones, include these ingredients:

1/2 banana.
1/2 cup flavored or plain yogurt.
1/2 cup blueberries.
1/2 green apple.
1-2 inches celery stalk.

Add-In Options:

1 tablespoon honey.
1 tablespoon spelt bran, or substitute with rolled oats, oat bran, wheat bran, whole grain puffed wheat, rice or spelt cracker, crumbled into the smoothie.
Seasonal fruits.
Whey protein.
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
A quarter inch of grated ginger root.

To Make:

Chop chosen ingredients into small pieces and place in the blender.

And a vegetable option:

Hot Broccoli Smoothie – The “hot” part of this smoothie comes from fresh salsa, which gives the raw food shake an added kick. Combine the following ingredients in a blender and mix for one minute, pouring the liquids in first: 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, ¼ cup fresh salsa, ¼ cup freshly squeeze orange juice, ½ cup broccoli (finely chopped), 1 tomato (chopped), ½ cup spinach (chopped), 1 tablespoon raw sunflower seeds and 1 handful of ice (2-3 cubes). Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Recipes from: http://www.organicauthority.com/organic-food-recipes/juice-recipes/