I like to joke that my food pyramid consists of avocados, sweet potatoes, broccoli and smoothies. I eat all these items almost daily and love experimenting with new ways to use them with each meal. Two years ago when I decided to eat entirely plant-based, I started experimenting with smoothies and drinking them every day. I love fruit, but for some reason it is hard for me to eat as is. Smoothies are a great way for me to still enjoy fruit without forcing myself to eat it by itself. I love coming up with different smoothie recipes and now that I have my own Vitamix (thanks wedding registry!) it makes it even more fun to test out different recipes.

vegan smoothie

vegan smoothie

There is nothing like making a fresh smoothie and sitting by the pool or enjoying one after a long hard workout. I usually drink a smoothie or eat a smoothie bowl for lunch, so I always make sure to include protein powder. That way it will keep you fuller longer and provide a good source of protein!

vegan smoothie

vegan smoothie

I am someone who will drink smoothies year round even when it’s 20 degrees outside, but today I am going to share with you my three favorite smoothies to make in the summer. For the smoothies below you can eat as is or throw in some extra protein powder as well! I love to top my smoothies with Purely Elizabeth granola, nut butter or chia seeds! If you try any of these smoothies make sure to post it and tag me (@hannahshanae) so I can see. I hope you enjoy!

vegan smoothie

 

vegan smoothie

Sweet Red

2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen

1/4 cup extra virgin coconut oil

3 Medjool Dates, pitted

3/4 cup apple slices

1/2 cup dairy free milk (I used unsweetened almond)

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, about one minute. Top with leftover strawberries or granola and enjoy!

 

Not Your Grandmother’s Apple Pie Smoothie

1 cup frozen (or regular) apples

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup applesauce unsweetened

1 tbsp nut butter of choice

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 date pitted

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, pour into glass and top with chia seeds, granola or extra apple slices!

 

PB&J Time

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen raspberries

3 dates, pitted

2 tbsp peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)

1 cup almond milk

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. I love to use almond butter for all my smoothies, but peanut butter or any nut butter will work! Pour into glass and top with nut butter, chia seeds or leftover raspberries. Uhh Yum!

Stay Lovely,

Hannah Shanae

21 comments

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I love drinking smoothies and I’m always looking for new recipes! I want to try this one!

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me too! I hope you enjoy these recipes!

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yum!!! this smoothie sounds divine!! gonna have to try it out!

xx jess

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I’m glad it looks tasty to you! I hope you try it out!

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Oh I loveeeeee smoothies! They are definitely my favorite way to eat fruits haha! Can’t wait to try these!

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aren’t they the best?!

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These all sound delish! Smoothies are my go-to for a quick breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up 🙂

xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

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Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! I’m on a health kick lately and I want to make some of these!

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you’re welcome. I hope you like them!

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YUM! I love making a fresh, cold smoothie after a workout – it’s so refreshing! This one looks delicious. I’ll have to give it a try this weekend!

Rachel
http://www.hello-her.com

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I hope you like them!

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I love a good smoothie first thing in the morning. I’m going to have to try your recipe!

Megan

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yes, me too!! I hope you love these smoothies!

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Ooh these sound soooo yummy and healthy!! Definitely need to try that PB&J one!!

Kileen
cute & little

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the pb&j one is sooo good!

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I am obsessed with smoothies! they are such a refreshing and healthy snack that is great all year round 🙂

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yes they are!

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I’m definitely going to have to try out your smoothie recipes! I love drinking smoothies no matter the temps outside either.

xo, Laura

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i hope you like them!

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I need to get on your diet plan .. healthy and delicious! That smoothie looks soooo good!

-Morgan
How 2 Wear It

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Oh these look so delish!

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