I absolutely love the abundance of seasonal fruit available over the summer months. Whether shopping at the Farmer’s Market or at the grocery store, there isn’t much better than the cherries, peaches, and berries that the summer months bring.
As we move into the fall, I’ve started freezing the fresh summer fruit I am still able to buy. I froze a few pounds of fresh strawberries from our strawberry picking adventures back in may, froze sliced peaches back in July, and just recently froze raspberries and blackberries. I definitely love the frozen fruits you can buy at the grocery store, but nothing beats the price of fresh produce when you buy it in season.
Although the hot summer months are a great time to enjoy ice cold smoothies, I really love eating smoothies during the fall and winter months. Being able to enjoy summer fruits, while also packing my smoothies with the vitamins and protein my body needs, works great during the colder months.
My absolute favorite winter smoothie is my Clementine and Banana Smoothie, but I also love a good berry smoothie with Acai.
I like following my favorite smoothie recipes, but I also like just throwing some of my go to ingredients into the blender and making something different each day. I usually pick two frozen fruits, banana or yogurt, a liquid (usually nut milk, water, or orange juice), a protein powder, and a super food (powder or acai).
The past few weeks, I have been loving the combination of Designer Protein Sunshine Protein, frozen Greek yogurt, berries, pineapple, acai, a little water, and Designer Protein Essential 10 Superfood. Some days I leave out the frozen yogurt and then add in cashew milk, but this combo has been really delicious! The picture above made 2 large smoothies for Neal and I.
I always love adding a protein powder into my smoothie, but adding in a superfood powder into my smoothie has been a new thing. Designer Protein sent me these new to me products to try and I am really loving the Essential 10 Superfood powder. This powder doesn’t change the taste of my smoothies all that much, but I like getting an added boost of vitamins in my smoothie.
I know everyone is pumped for Pumpkin Spice season, but as the days get colder, I’m looking forward to making more smoothies and giving my body the nutrients it needs as we move into winter and cold/flu season.