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SUMMER DRINK RECIPES: SMOOTHIES AND JUICES

Hone Your Skills

SUMMER DRINK RECIPES: SMOOTHIES AND JUICES

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Whether you’re enjoying the colorful delights of smoothies and açaí bowls or straining your favorite fruits and veggies into a delicious drink, the newest craze for liquids offers a quick and tasty way to sip your way through the season’s favorite produce.

While this new trend may be delectable, daily trips to your neighborhood’s newest juice bar are not easy on your wallet. But it’s just as easy, and refreshing, to make mouthwatering blends in your very own kitchen. We’ve rounded up eight smoothie recipes to get you started. Happy sipping!

McCormick Creamy Cinnamon Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Kick off your morning with the simple, fruity delight of a classic . By mixing in a touch of honey and cinnamon with the season's best berry (learn how to pick your own strawberries here) and a ripe banana, you can enjoy a sweet drink without adding any sugar. Up the ante on your fruity drink by swapping the cinnamon out for vanilla extract and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make a vanilla strawberry smoothie that will satisfy any after-school snack or dessert cravings.

McCormick Spiced Cucumber and Apple Morning Juice

Spiced Cucumber and Apple Green Juice

This spicy cucumber and apple green juice recipe is the perfect morning boost to help get your day going. The clementines, coarsely chopped seedless cucumbers and Granny Smith apples form the base of this green smoothie while providing a hearty dose of your daily fruits and vegetables. A finishing pinch of ground red pepper is the perfect way to kick start your morning and help you shake off any lingering sleepiness.

McCormick Groovy Banana Blitz

Banana Smoothie with Yogurt

The creamy thickness and natural sweetness of bananas is the perfect base for smoothie concoctions. If you’re looking for an easy breakfast smoothie recipe or a fun dessert idea, this colorful and tasty banana smoothie is sure to impress. This family favorite combines vanilla yogurt, bananas, and a dash of orange extract with a colorful secret ingredient — McCormick Assorted Food Coloring — to make an irresistible and vibrant fruity treat. 

McCormick Ginger, Turmeric and Beet Juice

Ginger, Turmeric and Beet Juice Elixir

Drinking to your wellness is as easy as combining these three robust ingredients: ginger, turmeric and beets. Made with a base of hibiscus tea, passionfruit or mango juice, and cider vinegar, this beet juice recipe is perfect for a morning on the run or a late afternoon pick-me-up. Whip up a batch of this elixir over the weekend and keep it refrigerated for an easy grab-and-go during a hectic week. 

McCormick Peach Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

Peach Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

When you combine one of the season’s favorite flavors, peaches (check out how to pick fresh peaches and infuse them into your favorite recipes), with earthy matcha green tea, you have the perfect matcha smoothie recipe. Make things even easier by adding McCormick Peach Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Boost, which’ll do the heavy flavor lifting in the kitchen - just mix in bananas, milk and a handful of spinach leaves to the smoothie boost, blend, and enjoy this easy and delicious green smoothie. 

McCormick Matcha Coconut Kale Smoothie

Matcha Coconut Kale Smoothie

Combine three of the latest, most popular food trends – matcha and kale with this delicious kale smoothie recipe.  This green smoothie combines two cups of hearty, robust kale with smooth coconut milk and McCormick Matcha Green Tea with Ginger Seasoning into a smoothie that hits all the high notes of the foodie moment. Add in some frozen pineapple chunks, a bit of pure vanilla extract and a touch of agave nectar to sweeten your blend and take this green smoothie to the next level.

McCormick Orange, Papaya and Coconut Smoothie

Orange, Papaya and Coconut Smoothie

Take a trip to the tropics with this easy tropical fruit smoothie recipe! The base of this smoothie is all about the refreshing flavors of fresh papaya, tangy orange juice and creamy coconut milk. But the mix gets an extra boost from a warm spice blend that combines turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg and cocoa powder (swap out for cacao if you really want to take this smoothie up a notch). Blend with honey and ice cubes for an equally beautiful and tasty summer smoothie.

McCormick Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Indulge in the creamy sweetness of a chocolate and peanut butter blend while still getting a dose of fruits and veggies! Thicken this peanut butter smoothie recipe with frozen banana chunks instead of yogurt and then sneak in some veggies with a half cup of riced cauliflower. Add in a packet of McCormick Good Morning Cocoa Cinnamon Smoothie Boost to add some warm cinnamon flavor and enjoy! Whether you’re serving it up for breakfast or dessert, the kids will never suspect their treat is actually — gasp! — good for them.

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