Summertime is our favorite time of year. Longer days spent in the sun at the beach and the pool. Collecting seashells and suntans, sun-kissed hair, wearing flip-flops and beach hats daily. Sleeping in and lots of iced drinks, slushies and smoothies to keep us full. This has been a mermaid summer for us so far with the amount of time we have already spent at the beach so I created this healthy and delicious Mermaid Smoothie to go along with it.
I am a big fan of adding extra nutrients to fruit smoothies to boost the nutritional value. Often times it is a protein powder to get that extra boost of energy, especially on the days we are active with tennis and swimming. Other times I add in things such as chia, coconut oil, super greens, spirulina or blue-green algae. I am convinced my daughters are half mermaid with their love of seaweed. Their eyes were as wide as sea shells when they saw these smoothies.
The trick to these smoothies is to make each layer one at a time and freeze while you make the next layer. No extra liquid is added so they stay nice and thick. They won’t freeze completely so they are still drinkable or at least you can eat with a spoon until they melt enough to sip through a straw. You could even add the mixtures to a bowl and add extra toppings such as granola, shredded coconut, chia, other fruit to make a Mermaid Smoothie bowl. The Wolf blender cleans up so quickly that it really doesn’t take long to make these smoothies at all. I love the smoothie setting – it starts slowly to chop up the frozen ingredients, then moves into a faster blend to get the mixtures super smooth. We will be making a lot of smoothies this summer, so we can keep up with our little mermaids (or merman) status. I hope you all enjoy these smoothies as much as we do.
Shanna is a food stylist and self-taught baker and cook obsessed with all things Hawaiian. You can find her over at her (aptly named) blog Pineapple and Coconut, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. When she isn’t in the kitchen, she enjoys spending time at the pool with her family or playing tennis.
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