2 Simple and Healthy Summer Smoothies

  • Story and Copy: Juley Le

Last week we shared ten refreshing salads from around the web to kick-start our healthy gears. Today, we’re excited to introduce two new smoothie recipes perfect for a quick breakfast or a post-workout snack. We didn’t want anything unhealthy or too sweet, so we specifically developed recipes that meet somewhere in the middle. We turn to leafy greens to balance overly tart or sweet fruits and top our smoothies with a variety of nuts and seeds, just as we would with Fro-yo, to add texture and healthy anitoxidents. We’re confident your sweat sessions will end on the sweetest note with one of these refreshing combinations!

The Recipes

Kale has many benefits, but we particularly like how its naturally mild, earthy flavor tones down the sweetness of the pineapple and mangos in our Sweet Ryder Smoothie. Topped with black chia seeds, this smoothie is perfect to jump start a busy morning.
Sweet Ryder Smoothie
1/4 c. chopped kale
1 whole chopped banana
1/2 c. frozen pineapple
1/2 c. frozen mango
1/2 c. coconut water
1/2 tsp chia seeds
Directions: Place kale, banana, pineapple, mango, and coconut water in a blender and mix until desired consistency. Top with black chia seeds.
Summer is primetime for fresh strawberries and mangos but this delicious smoothie can easily be made year-round thanks to the frozen food aisle. Whip this recipe together for the perfect poolside companion!
Strawberry Mango Smoothie
1/2 c. frozen or fresh mangos
1/2 c. fresh or frozen strawberries
1/4 c. coconut water
sliced almonds
black chia seeds
DirectionsPlace mangos, strawberries, and coconut water in a blender and mix until desired consistency. Top with sliced almonds and black chia seeds.


  • Use frozen fruit, not ice, to get a thicker consistency. This also preserves the blades of the blender.
  • Incorporate healthy toppings such as sliced almonds, black chia seeds, or flax seeds to add rich antioxidents and texture. We recommend Whole Food’s bulk aisle for picking up small portions.
  • Other alternatives for coconut water include: Kefir milk, Greek yogurt, almond milk, organic whole milk, or your favorite juices.
  • Other alternatives for kale include: spinach, beets, swiss chard, or collard greens.
  • Use a space-saving blender with a sports lid, such as Bella Linea’s Sport Rocket Blender ($20) so you can take with you on-the-go.



This post was sponsored by Bella’s Linea Collection but all opinions are our own. Share your favorite smoothie recipes with us in the comment section below or on Instagram with the hashtag #TheEveryGirlCooks!