10 Refreshing Smoothie Recipes for Summer

Smoothie recipes for summer

Summer is the season that makes us remember our childhood vacations, the refreshing drinks, ice creams, smoothies, and many more. Scorching heat and humidity leave all dehydrated and combat the seasonal high temperatures that need something cool, refreshing, and filling in front of the summer sun. The heat climate and heat waves often lead to weakness, and fatigue on sunny days. However, when it comes to protecting the body from the heat, keeping yourself hydrated is a major concern.

Fruits and veggies combine to form some creamy, flavourful smoothies. Summer seasonal fruits like watermelon and cucumber these smoothies are fresh and tasty. Try out a few smoothie recipes for summer made of fruits, vegetables, and herbs to nourish the body and make you relax and calm during summer.

Smoothie Recipes to Enjoy this Summer

Ice-apple smoothie:

This fruit has a tender jelly-like sweet water inside it. The fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals and it is consumed raw mostly, for its cooling effect on the body during summer. This smoothie recipe for summer brings you hydration and freshness. 

    Ingredients: i) 3-4 iced apples, removing the seeds.

                         ii) 1 cup coconut water

                        iii) One Lime juice

                        iv) Handful of mint leaves.

                        v)  1 teaspoon of honey

                        vi) Ice cubes

    Procedure– Blend the iced apples with coconut water, mint leaves, and lime juice until smooth. Add honey for a touch of sweetness if you want it. Add ice for that cooling effect and enjoy.

    Orange Mango smoothie:

    Oranges and mangoes are two of the most popular fruits in the summer season. Mangoes are packed with vitamins A and C, the oranges provide vitamin C and antioxidant properties. It’s one of the popular smoothie recipes for summer.

    Ingredients: i) 1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped

                         ii) 1 orange, peeled, and seeds are removed

                        iii) ½ cup Greek yogurt

                        iv) 1 tablespoon honey or to taste

                         v) Ice cubes

    Procedure- Blend all the ingredients with some yoghurt and a handful of ice cubes until smooth. Adding yoghurt adds a creamy texture, making this smoothie recipe for summer refreshing and filling.

    Chocolate Mint Smoothie:

    This is chocolaty, minty, creamy, and simply delicious, this chocolate smoothie is a brilliant treat that can whip up your mind and soul in the summer. This thick and healthy smoothie recipe is rich in flavours and can be very refreshing.

    Ingredients: i) 1 cup fresh spinach, for the boost of nutrients

                         ii) ¼ cup fresh mint leaves

                        iii) 1 frozen banana

                        iv)  2 tablespoons cocoa powder

                         v) 1 cup of milk

                        vi) Handful of dark chocolate chips or cacao chips

    Procedure– Blend the spinach, mint leaves, frozen banana, cocoa powder, and milk until smooth. Mix in the chocolate chips for the extra crunch, serve in a glass, and enjoy.

    Sweet Potato Smoothie:

      This is a very healthy breakfast option, made with sweet potatoes anti-inflammatory turmeric, and ginger. Cooked sweet potatoes are added to the smoothies for the extra silky creaminess of the final smoothie. Also, it works as a naturally sweet flavour so that no extra sweetener to get a pie-like flavour.

    Ingredients:  i) 1 medium sweet potato, cooked and cooled

                          ii)  1 Banana

                         iii) 1 cup milk

                         iv)  1 teaspoon cinnamon

                          v) 1 tablespoon maple syrup  

    Procedure: Add sweet potato, banana, milk, cinnamon, and maple syrup and blend all the ingredients with ice cubes until smooth. Serve and enjoy!                                                                                                                                           

    Watermelon Basil Smoothie:

    This smoothie recipe for summer is one of the most hydrating smoothies that we can enjoy during the summer season. Watermelon is known for its high-water content, basil on the other hand helps restore the pH levels of the body and enrich the taste of the smoothie.

    Ingredients: i) 2 cups chopped watermelon

                         ii) ¼ cup fresh basil leaves

                        iii) 1 lime juice

                        iv) Ice cubes

    Procedure: Blend the watermelon, basil, and lime juice until smooth. Don’t waste a minute, enjoy immediately for a super refreshing drink.

    Watermelon- Mango Smoothie:

    This fruit smoothie is very satisfying, with only four primary ingredients for a quick and easy healthy breakfast. Watermelon holds a lot of water content and mango is the seasonal summer fruit, combining both fruits would give us a great flavourful drink.

    Ingredients: i) 1 cup chopped watermelon

                         ii) 1 cup frozen mango chunks

                        iii) ½ frozen medium banana

                        iv) 1 cup low-fat plain yoghurt

    Procedure: Blend watermelon, mango, banana, and yoghurt. Make the consistency smooth, and serve it cold.

    Blueberry- Banana Smoothie:

    This refreshing and colourful fruit smoothie is called Batidos, mainly a very enjoyable refreshing drink in southern countries. This recipe of blueberries and bananas should be enjoyed for a vacation in a cup.  

    Ingredients: i) 1 ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks

                         ii) ½ frozen blueberries

                        iii) 1 tablespoon sugar

                        iv) 4 ice cubes

                         v) 1 cup buttermilk

    Procedure: Combine all the ingredients, banana, blueberries, sugar, ice cubes, and buttermilk in a blender. Blend until the texture becomes smooth.

    Aloe Smoothie:

    This smoothie recipe for the summer season is a delicious way to get it into your diet. Aloe Vera delivers antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The flavour of aloe in this recipe is subdued with a mix of other fruits to balance the flavours, and every individual can enjoy its part.

    Ingredients: i) 1 cup fresh or frozen diced pineapple

                         ii) 1 cup fresh or frozen diced mango

                        iii) 1 cup chopped kale

                        iv) 1 cup chilled coconut milk beverage

                         v) 2 tablespoons pure aloe vera gel

                         vi) 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

                        vii) Chia seeds

    Procedure: Place pineapple, mango, kale, coconut milk beverage, aloe, and ginger in a blender. Make the consistency smooth. Serve with a topping of chia seeds, for extra crunch.   

    Kale & Pineapple Smoothie:

    Treat yourself and your family to the goodness of pina colada- style pick with this tropical smoothie containing pineapple, coconut milk, and orange juice. This perfect smoothie recipe for summer is an excellent combination of a light breakfast.

    Ingredients: i) 1 cup baby kale

                         ii) ¼ cup plain or coconut Greek yoghurt

                        iii) 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

                        iv) ½ cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk

                         v) ½ cup fresh orange juice

    Procedure: Blend kale, yoghurt, pineapple, coconut milk, and orange juice in a blender. Blend on a medium-low speed, making it smooth and tasty.

    Mango Raspberry Smoothie:

    A squeeze of lemon juice adds bright flavour to this frozen fruit smoothie. Mango provides plenty of sweetness without having to add juice, but if it’s too tart for you, a touch of agave will do the trick.


      1. ½ cup water
      2. ¼ medium avocado
      3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
      4. ¾ cup frozen mango
      5. ¾ cup frozen raspberries

      Procedure: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, grinding down sides as needed.


      Smoothies for the summer are an everyday delight in the summers, Smoothies with a lot of ingredients, can easily replace a meal, and add cream, nuts, and more fruits to your summertime smoothies however you want. There has never been any fixed rule about how a smoothie should be made. Try using any fruits or vegetables as per your preference and then pair them up with your favourite natural flavourings and make your own smoothie recipes for summer. Carry the smoothie in a tumbler glass when you go to the office, gym, or even for a walk so that you have something nourishing and refreshing to drink.

      FAQS – Frequently Asked Questions

      1. What can be best to add to make a smoothie?

        Protein, Greek yoghurt, nut butter, fruits including berries, mango, bananas, avocado, green spinach, kale, plant-based milk, water or fruit juice.

      2. Which is the Best Liquid to put in a smoothie?

        Milk can be the best option to put in your smoothie, along with soya or almond milk, natural or flavoured yoghurt, fruit juice and low-fat coconut milk or coconut water.

      3. Can we consume 3 smoothies a day?

        Adults and children should consume smoothies no more than one portion per day.

      4. Which fruit should not be added to the smoothie?

        If you’re keen on enjoying smoothies featuring bananas or other high-PPO activity fruits and vegetables like beet greens, it’s advisable to avoid mixing them with flavanol-rich fruits such as berries, grapes, and cocoa.

      5. Which fruit has low sugar content?

        Strawberries, peaches, blackberries, lemon and limes, honeydew melon, organs and grapefruits.

      6. What should not be mixed with yoghurt?

        Cheese, sour fruits, hot drinks, milk, mangoes, nightshades, beans, eggs, and fish should be avoided mixed with yoghurt.

      7. Which fruits have a higher content of sugar?

        Mangoes, grapes, cherries, pears, watermelon, figs and avocados.

      8. Does oats have sugar?

        Oats do contain some sugar as it is high in carbohydrates naturally. Natural enzymes slice whole oats, resulting in a creamy and delectable liquid form, rather than thickening like traditional oatmeal.

      9. Cucumber is a fruit or not?

        Cucumber is considered a vegetable because of how it is used in the culinary world. However, as it grows flowers and contains seeds, it’s botanically a fruit.

      10. What goes first in a smoothie?

        The right way to prepare a smoothie in order to put it in the blender is:
        Start with a liquid base
        Add any fine edible choice of powder
        Drop in fresh fruits and veggies
        Follow it creamy components
        Ending it with frozen fruits, ice, nuts and other hard ingredients on top.


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