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The Best Smoothies for Summer! | Fitness World

Let’s face it, smoothies are for everyone: picky eaters, sugar enthusiasts, veggie lovers, and fitness fanatics! The best part is, there’s also no wrong way to make them which is why they’re great for those of us who haven’t quite mastered our way around the kitchen (crockpots do count as cooking, okay?)

Did you know you can also create smoothies based on your specific needs? Smoothies for after a workout, smoothies for kids who won’t eat their veggies, smoothies for breakfast – the options are truly endless!

As you can see, at Fitness World, we’re clearly BIG fans of the smoothie! So, in this blog, you’ll find five of our favourite summer smoothie recipes that are great for any occasion and any type of eater. We also included vegan alternatives for our awesome veggie readers!

If you try out any of our smoothie recipes, tag us on Instagram @FitnessWorldCanada and use the hashtag #FWSummerSmoothie, so that we can feature your delicious concoctions on our stories!

Happy blending, FW fam!

The Best Smoothies for Summer

It’s summer, it’s hot, and sometimes…water just doesn’t cut it.

You know what always does, though? A good smoothie! They’re the best treat on a hot, summer day (frozen or unfrozen) and are extremely quick to make! You can blend one in 10 minutes and get back to enjoying your volleyball game or rewatching Stranger Things for the 3rd time (we’re not judging, we’ve had Kate Bush on repeat for a month now)

If you’re looking for a new smoothie recipe to try, here are our five smoothie staples for the summer!

The Morning Smoothie

Look, we’re just going to cut to the chase here – in the morning, we all have the same goal: regularity.

That’s why our favorite morning smoothie is filled with fiber and gut-friendly probiotics. Fruits like berries, pineapple, and avocado have lots of fiber to make sure you’re…good to go.

Here’s our famous Morning Smoothie recipe! (makes one large smoothie or two small smoothies)

  • 136g Pineapple chunks
  • 68g raspberries
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ¼ of an avocado
  • 1 T chia seeds (for best results, soak separately and add at the end)
  • 136g of Kefir or Greek Yogurt
  • 102g – 136g of water, depending on how thick you like your smoothie
  • Handful of ice (skip this step if you want it room temperature)

And blend!

The Pre-Workout Smoothie

For a pre-workout smoothie, it has to have two things: carbs and sugar. Sweet tooth’s, unite!

A good pre-workout smoothie will need these two essential nutrients because it’s going to provide you with the energy to get through a great workout. It also shouldn’t have a lot of fat or fiber as these can tend to sit in your stomach and make you feel heavy.

When it comes to pre-workout, we say, “keep it light and keep it sweet.”

Here is our favourite pre-workout smoothie recipe!

  • 1 medium banana
  • 136g milk (feel free to substitute your favorite non-dairy milk)
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 3 T yogurt (Greek and Soy-based have extra protein)

And blend!

We always recommend this smoothie before a HIIT workout like THE WORX or a heart-pumping fitness class!

The Post-Workout Smoothie

Now, your post-workout smoothie will also require carbs, but more importantly, it will need protein, protein, and more protein!

After a workout, your muscles need the protein to rebuild and repair, so it’s vital you incorporate healthy protein sources into your post-workout smoothie.

Here is our personal favourite post-workout smoothie option!

  • 136g coconut water (opt for coconut water if you can as it’s packed with electrolytes!)
  • 68g frozen blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 T almond/peanut butter
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (we love dotFIT’s All Natural WheySmooth Vanilla flavor*)
  • 1 t honey or maple syrup

And blend! Add ice to this smoothie for a refreshing, cold treat that’s perfect when you need a cool down.

*Did you know FW members get 30% [SS1] off dotFIT? Speak to a personal trainer today to find out how you can get all your favorite dotFIT products with our FW discount!

The Smoothie Hater’s Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is for the “smoothie haters.” We know there are a few of you out there who either hate the texture or the taste of smoothies, but still want a healthy, fun blended treat for the summer.

And, you’re in luck. Excuse us while we take a bow, because this smoothie recipe is smoothie-hater-proof. It has the consistency of ice cream (and the flavors, too.)

Here it is! Our pride and joy – the Smoothie Hater’s Smoothie

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 16g of chocolate chips
  • 68g milk (coconut milk is our personal favourite for this recipe)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 45g cool whip (coconut cream for our veggies!)
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1 t cocoa powder

And blend! It’s chunky, it’s sweet, it’s delicious!

The Hunger Crushing Smoothie

When it comes to smoothies, there are no rules; you can eat it for breakfast, a snack, even for dessert! The smoothie world is your oyster. But if you’re looking to make a smoothie a meal, we always recommend upping the fat, protein, and fiber content to make it calorie dense and filling.

That’s why we’ve created the Hunger Crushing Smoothie – a masterpiece designed to give you slow-releasing energy and proper satiation.

Here’s the recipe!

  • 1 Banana
  • ½ avocado
  • Handful of spinach
  • 68g strawberries
  • 68g blueberries
  • 68g yogurt
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 136g milk
  • Handful of spinach
  • ½ t cinnamon

And, finally, blend!

It’s full of fat, protein, and fiber for the perfect quick and easy meal!

Start Your Summer Fitness Journey at Fitness World!

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