Rainbow of Smoothies

These colorful and protein-packed smoothies will fill you up and cool you off this summer.

Recipes by Sarah McCullen | Photographed by Joe Worthem


For breakfast on the go or a poolside snack, these fruit and vegetable-packed smoothies are sure to satisfy this summer. To customize, add your favorite toppings, including sliced fruit, berries, honey, almond butter, granola, cacao nibs, nuts and seeds.


Directions: Pick your favorite flavor combination below, combine all ingredients listed in a blender, and pulse until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes. Then customize to your liking: For a thinner consistency, add more milk. For a sweeter flavor, add more honey. For even more protein and nutrients, add 1 tablespoon flax seeds and/or chia seeds.


Matcha Smoothie

2 cups greens (spinach and/or kale)

1 tablespoon matcha powder

½ cup Greek yogurt

½ avocado

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1 cup milk of choice

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder, optional


Spirulina Smoothie

1 frozen banana

½ cup frozen mango chunks

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1 cup milk of choice

½ cup Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons spirulina powder

2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder, optional


Beet-Berry-Cherry Smoothie

1 cup mixed frozen berries

1 cup frozen cherries

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon beet powder

2 tablespoon vanilla protein powder, optional


Carrot-Pineapple Smoothie

2 cups frozen pineapple chunks

1 cup frozen carrot slices

1 cup milk of choice

2 tablespoons honey

½ cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder, optional

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