Summerlicious fruit smoothies – 7 ingredients 7 smoothies

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Summerlicious fruit smoothies! Get 7 recipes using only 7 ingredients and have a smoothie morning every day.

It’s that time of year again, the time when I wake up all sweaty at 5 AM and it’s already 20 degrees out, the time when even morning coffee seems too hot to drink, the time when I could take a shower every hour and it somehow still wouldn’t cool me down.


However, it is also the time when I can eat watermelon all day, the time when the sun sets after 8 PM, the time for late afternoon cocktails and sandals. And it is the time when smoothies seem like the best and easiest choice for breakfast, which brings me to these seven glasses of goodness I’m sharing today.

Summerlicious fruit smoothies! Get 7 recipes using only 7 ingredients and have a smoothie morning every day.

Summerlicious fruit smoothies! Get 7 recipes using only 7 ingredients and have a smoothie morning every day.

Summerlicious fruit smoothies! Get 7 recipes using only 7 ingredients and have a smoothie morning every day.

As I’ve probably said before, I am not really a morning person. I need my coffee before I do anything else. And I usually struggle with figuring out what I want for breakfast. If I plan it beforehand I have no problems. It’s the deciding on the spot that is difficult. And when it’s hot out I don’t feel like having anything at all. That’s obviously not good, because I do feel a lot better whenever I have breakfast on time, not 5 hours too late.

Summerlicious fruit smoothies! Get 7 recipes using only 7 ingredients and have a smoothie morning every day.

As proven by some of my previous recipes, I often turn to smoothies. Planning ahead is easy here, for you too. Just cut up the fruit and portion it, then use it when it’s breakfast time. During the warmer months, freezing the fruit is a great option.

Summerlicious fruit smoothies! Get 7 recipes using only 7 ingredients and have a smoothie morning every day.

In my desire to plan ahead I wanted to make seven quick smoothies, for each day of the week, with limited ingredients. Different combinations give different tastes, but a limit on ingredients makes everything much easier. These smoothies are all fruit based, because I love to have fruit in the morning. Besides fruit they are made with either milk or water (the secret 8th ingredient) and some of them include old-fashioned oats. Oats are a great source of fiber and will give you enough energy for the day.

Summerlicious fruit smoothies! Get 7 recipes using only 7 ingredients and have a smoothie morning every day.

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Summerlicious fruit smoothies – seven ingredients seven smoothies

summerlicious fruit smoothies

Seven smoothies, one for each day of the week.
Plan ahead and make breakfast easy!

  • Author: Mitzy At Home

Ingredients

All ingredients

  • 100g (3.5 oz or 1 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 860ml (3 1/3 + 1/4 cups) part skimmed milk
  • 150ml (almost 2/3 cup) water
  • 2 large bananas (about 195g or 14oz each), peeled and chopped
  • 1 large pineapple (about 1.7kg or 3.7 pounds), peeled and chopped (yield about 700g or 1.5 pounds)
  • 340g (12 oz or 9 apricots) apricots, pitted
  • 335g (12 oz) cherries, pitted
  • 320g (11.3 oz or 1 cup 2 TBSP) frozen blueberries

Blueberry banana

  • 25g (1/4 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 200ml (1/2 + 1/3 cup) milk
  • 2/3 large banana, chopped
  • 90g (5 TBSP) frozen blueberries

Pineapple apricot

  • 50ml (almost 1/4 cup) water
  • 260g (roughly 9 oz) chopped pineapple
  • 100g (3.5 oz) pitted apricots (2 1/2 apricots)

Pineapple banana

  • 120ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • 180g (6.3 oz) chopped pineapple
  • 1 banana, chopped

Apricot blueberry

  • 180ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 100g (3.5 oz) frozen blueberries
  • 85g (3 oz) pitted apricots (about 2 apricots)
  • 1/3 large banana

Cherry apricot

  • 25g (1/4 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 100g (3.5 oz) pitted cherries
  • 70g (2.5 oz) pitted apricots (about 2 apricots)

Fruity mix

  • 100ml (almost 1/2 cup) water
  • 40g (1.4 oz) pitted cherries
  • 40g (1.4 oz) pitted apricots (1 apricot)
  • 50g (1.8 oz) frozen blueberries
  • 100g (3.5 oz) chopped pineapple

Cherry berry oat

  • 50g (1/2 cup) old-fashioned oats
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 80g (2.8 oz) pitted cherries
  • 80g (2.8 oz) frozen blueberries

Instructions

  1. First prepare all the fruit. Rinse it well, peel the bananas and the pineapple, pit the cherries and apricots. You don’t have to thaw the blueberries.
  2. When making an oat smoothie, place the oats in the blender first and blend them well until they break into a powder. Unless you decide to freeze the oats along with the fruit, then you can throw everything in the blender at once.
  3. Then add the liquids and the rest of fruit.
  4. Blend each smoothie for about a minute or until all the big chunks of fruit are pureed. Taste and see if you want to add anything else.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

GREAT ADDITIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS
– Orange juice or apple juice add great flavor to any smoothie.
– If you don’t like bananas try mangoes instead.
– Use any milk you like, almond milk or rice milk are both very tasty. Or even homemade macadamia milk
– Be more exotic and add coconut water.
– Greek yogurt adds texture and lovely rich flavor.
– For an extra kick add vanilla extract, cocoa powder or cinnamon.
– A teaspoon or tablespoon of any nut butter works really well in banana based smoothies.
– Feeling super healthy? Add a bit of maca, spirulina or wheatgrass powder.

While blueberries are in season, I prefer frozen blueberries for smoothies. I find this to be more economical and I save fresh blueberries for when I have yogurt for breakfast.

When making smoothies with frozen fruit instead of fresh they can be very, very cold and difficult to drink. You can make a smoothie more drinkable, and make things easier for your blender, if you warm your milk or water in the microwave first.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Patricija wrote:

    Pineapple Apricot please! 🙂
    Beautiful colors!

    Posted 6.19.15 Reply
    • Alice wrote:

      Hehe, thanks! 🙂

      Posted 6.20.15 Reply
  2. I heart smoothies! These look delicious, and the color and composition is extraordinary! I can’t wait to try some of these great combos!!

    Posted 8.23.15 Reply
    • Alice wrote:

      Thanks so much, Jackie! 🙂

      Posted 8.24.15 Reply