Hip & Healthy Smoothies to try this Summer!

With the warm weather that Summer brings, it got us thinking what should you should be sipping on this summer. Smoothies are a great way to get your daily greens in and adding a few ingredients can help your skin glow as well gives you a daily health boost! So we found some ultra cool celebrity smoothie recipes and ingredients that will blend together all the summer and health vibes!

Jessica Alba

The actress and brand ambassador for Zico Coconut Water says her family loves when she blends chocolate, coconut water with almond butter and a banana to create a delicious smoothie. And she also revealed that she often pours the finished product over ice (instead of blending it in) to avoid watering it down. For breakfast, the mom-of-two’s go-to creation is a little less sweet but just as simple with regular coconut water, a banana and matcha.

Venus Williams

The tennis star, who’s Tweeted that she starts each day with some type of green drink, is so committed to juicing that she decided to open a few Jamba Juice locations in the Washington, D.C. area. The orange juice in this kale-based drink makes it sweeter and more approachable than other green varieties, and the ingr 

Venus Williams’ Kale Orange Power SmoothieRecipe courtesy of Jamba JuiceMakes 1

1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice½ cup of fresh kale (washed well) or frozen kale¼ cup fresh or frozen banana½ cup of ice (optional)

Add ingredients in above order to blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.

The Ingredient amounts can be easily tweaked to suit your taste buds.

Lea Michelle

In addition to a bowl of goat’s milk yogurt and granola for breakfast, the Scream Queens actress whips up her favorite green drink with the freshest ingredients from the local farmers’ market like kale and blueberries.

Lea Michele’s Favorite Morning SmoothieServes: 1

1 cup kaleHandful of blueberries1 apple, cored and slicedHalf an avocado

In a blender, purée ingredients with 1 cup ice until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve cold.

Kerry Washington

The health-conscious Scandal star pops by nutritionist-to-the-stars Kimberly Snyder’s Glow Bio juice bar in Los Angeles to sip on this nutrient-packed smoothie. Although spinach is the star of the show, it’s sweetened with enough apple, pear and banana to feel like a tasty indulgence

Glowing Green SmoothieMakes 1

1 head romaine lettuce, chopped3-4 stalks celery, chopped½ head of a large bunch or ¾ of a small bunch of spinach1 apple, cored and chopped1 pear, cored and chopped1 banana, slicedJuice of ½ fresh lemon⅓ bunch cilantro, optional⅓ bunch parsley, optional

1. Add 1½ cups water and chopped head of romaine to the blender. Starting the blender at low speed, mix until smooth.

2. Gradually moving to higher speeds, add the celery, spinach apple and pear. Add the cilantro and parsley, if you are choosing to add them. Add the banana and lemon juice last.

 

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