5 Slimming Summer Smoothies

by Candice Kumai for SHAPE.com

Whip up one of these bikini-friendly blends when you're in need of a post-workout snack, belly-flattening breakfast, or grab-and-go lunch.


Clean green smoothieClean green smoothie1. Clean Green: After a weekend (or a couple weeks) of indulging, break out the blender to clean up your cravings and reboot your digestive system. Watch out, because this baby gets you moving-fast.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
2 cups kale
1 tablespoon spirulina
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 177 calories, 7g fat (0g saturated), 26g carbs, 8g protein, 7g fiber, 327mg calcium, 205mg sodium, 7g sugars

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Avocado chocolate smoothieAvocado chocolate smoothie2. Chocolate Avocado Goddess: Avocado and chocolate make an incredibly indulgent combo. Here, their flavors blend with banana and other natural ingredients to create a uniquely delicious, creamy treat.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
2 tablespoons dark unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 frozen banana
1 cup ice
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 306 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated), 42g carbs, 4g protein, 11g fiber, 124mg calcium, 101mg sodium, 24g sugars



The San DiegoThe San Diego3. The San Diego: When I used to live in San Diego, there were always tons of fresh fruit and plenty of sunshine, two things I sometimes miss living in New York. So whenever I want to be taken back to California, I whip up this simple smoothie-it tastes just like the beach!

Serves:
4

Ingredients:
2 cups mango chunks
2 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
1 cup ice
1 1/4 cups almond milk
1 1/4 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons whey protein powder

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 293 calories, 19g fat (15g saturated), 29g carbs, 7g protein, 4g fiber, 108mg calcium, 19g sugars


Green bananaGreen banana4. Green Banana: You'll go bananas for this creamy, delicious green drink. Sip this shake for an on-the-go breakfast, to refuel after a workout, or for a mid-afternoon energizer.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
2 cups spinach
2 frozen bananas
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon whey protein powder

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving:
161 calories, 3g fat (0g saturated), 30g carbs, 7g protein, 4g fiber, 205mg calcium, 170mg sodium, 15g sugars

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Berry almond blissBerry almond bliss5. Berry Almond Bliss: Berries boast high levels of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals that cause skin damage. Blend up this bright smoothie to fight wrinkles, smooth your skin, and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon flax seed
2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition score per serving: 272 calories, 14g fat (1g saturated), 35g carbs, 7g protein, 9g fiber, 289mg calcium, 219mg sodium, 18g sugars

All photos provided by Candice Kumai


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