Cool off with a simple summer smoothie

By Olivia Fowler
For the Courier

If you’re craving something with a taste of sweet and don’t want to bake, try a smoothie. They are easy to make with readily available ingredients. And best of all, everybody loves them. They are great for breakfast or an after-dinner snack.

The iced mocha smoothie is an adult front-porch star, and you can experiment with ingredients.

I hope this starts your summer off with a bang.


Peach Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1 c. fresh or frozen peach slices
  • 1/2 c. fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 c. apple/peach fruit juice
  • 1/2 c. vanilla yoghurt or 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 4 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Orange Pineapple Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 1/2 c. fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 c. orange yogurt
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp. honey or sweeten to taste

Combine all ingredients together in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Serve.


Banana Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
  • 2 c. frozen strawberries, raspberries, or cherries
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. honey or to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


Iced Mocha Smoothie

  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 c. crushed ice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring

Place all ingredients together in blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately