Satisfying Summer Smoothies

Packed with fresh fruits and veggies, smoothies are delicious way to get your fill of energy-boosting proteins and other important vitamins and minerals. As the temperatures in Las Vegas rise, grabbing a smoothie is cool and refreshing as well as nutritious. Below you will find two smoothie recipes for three different fitness goal categories: weight loss, weight maintenance, and building muscle.

If you want to lose weight or lean out then, the first category will be your best option. Choose between the Lean Green Machine and the refreshing Pink Grapefruit smoothie.

If you have achieved your ideal physique and want to maintain that hot body, the second category is best. Choose between the Very Berry or Tropical Pineapple smoothie.

If you are still working on building muscle, then you will want to look at the third category. These two smoothies may sound sinful, but they are packed with the nutrients your body needs to refuel after your hard work in the gym. We have created the Blueberry Pie or the Chocolate PB Cup if muscle gain is your goal.

Tip: Purchase the ingredients for your smoothie recipe and assemble smoothie bags with your recipe ingredients (minus the water or ice). Once you have your bags prepped, you will simply empty a bag into the blender; add water or ice and then blend. Ten minutes of preparation once a week will save time and extra mess. These smoothies are the ultimate summer ‘grab and go’.

A scoop or two of your favorite protein powder could be added to any of these recipes to boost your protein intake. 

Goal: Weight Loss

Lean Green Machine 

  • 6 kale leaves (stalks removed)
  • 2 oranges (peeled)
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 cups coconut water

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie 

  • 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • 1 sweet apple (no core)
  • 2 cups spinach (frozen)
  • 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 8 ice cubes 2 cups water

Goal: Maintain

Very Berry

  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 banana, (frozen)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 cups coconut water

Tropical Pineapple

  • Tropical Pineapple
  • 1 cup pineapple 1 banana (frozen)
  • 1/2 orange (peeled)
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 cups coconut water

Goal: Build Muscle

Blueberry Pie

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana (frozen)
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs almond butter
  • 1/2 Tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 8 ice cubes