Take full advantage of spring’s bounty with these spring smoothie recipes. Gather fresh ingredients at markets near your Chicago apartments. Make extra portions and pour into a travel mug for an instant energy boost at the office. Just be sure to enjoy it chilled.
Gazpacho is a soup made of tomato, cucumber, bell peppers and other ingredients. It’s served cold. This recipe is similar to traditional gazpacho. It’s a healthy, vegetable-based smoothie with a refreshing taste. Garnish with sliced cucumber.
- 2 medium tomatoes, peeled
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup tomato juice
- 6 large ice cubes
- 3 tsp. lime juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- dash of hot sauce
Blend all the ingredients on high speed until smooth.
This cold blended drink is high in energy and refreshing in a way that compares with commercial cold coffee beverages. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a decadent topping.
- 2 cups brewed coffee, rich roast
- 4 drops sugar substitute, such as stevia
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 6 large ice cubes
Blend all the ingredients on high until smooth.
Strawberry and Basil Smoothie
This sweet smoothie includes basil, a fresh spring herb that imparts a hint of peppery tang to the beverage. You can use whole fresh strawberries – no need to core. Just remove the stems before blending.
- 1-1/2 cup fresh strawberries
- ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
- ½ cup coconut cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 3–5 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients on high for about 2 minutes, ensuring everything is creamy smooth before drinking.
Fruity Vitamin C Smoothie
For a burst of vitamin C, serve up this smoothie any time in the day. It makes use of all the fresh fruits of the season and packs a powerful nutrient punch.
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ cup regular milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 medium orange, peeled and sectioned
- 1 banana, peeled
- ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 cup mango, peeled
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
Blend until smooth; serve immediately.
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