Summer Green Smoothie Recipe

Summer Green Smoothie is an awesome way to start a lovely summer morning. | tiaskitchen.com

Look at that Summer Green Smoothie. Yum!

Summer is winding down for us here. For some strange reason, the Little Man’s school starts August 6th.

Does this happen any place else? I always thought school started the day after Labor Day.

It feels like the summer went so fast because, well… it did for us.

But we got a lot of stuff crammed into our 2 months. The boys got a couple of trips with the g-rents for the day. My mom visited for a couple of weeks. Lots of traveling to our “local” theme/water parks.

Went to our local beach a few times. (The only time I have been to a beach on my birthday in mid-July, and it rained. REALLY!?!?)

Even got to do an end of summer bonfire with our friends.

The only bummer about this summer was my Littlest Man fell off a 4 foot wall to concrete steps below. Thank goodness he is all right. We spent 4 hours in the ER, and he got a CT scan. But his little brain and neck are just perfect. In fact, he had a slight headache the next day and that was it. his older brother was such a big help keeping him happy and laughing in the ER. Just love my boys.

Summer Green Smoothie is an awesome way to start a lovely summer morning. | tiaskitchen.com

So other than the last thing, it was a great summer, but I’m not giving it up just yet.

Since mother nature still considers it summer, I get to still get all of my favorite fruits. (Except pomegranates. That’s my absolute favorite. But I will leave that for another post.)

So, another smoothie recipe coming your way. This one combines my current favorite – Summer Smoothie and my old work horse – Green Smoothie to make a Summer Green Smoothie. Like how inventive I get with my titles?

I used spinach instead of kale because I wanted the flavors of that wonderful summer fruit to shine through. The peaches and strawberries are my favorite.

These Summer Green Smoothie ingredients blended is an awesome way to start a lovely summer morning. | tiaskitchen.com

Well, if you have been reading any of my posts so far, you probably guessed that I get so sad when the summer ends, and I can’t get my peaches and strawberries at my local farmers’ market anymore. :(

I don’t know if you are lucky enough to have a local farmers’ market. But we are. It’s amazing. I wish I could show you some pictures, but since I always have both of the boys with me, I would be lucky if I could get a quick blur shot with my iTouch.

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a local farmers’ market, I hope you can grow your own or at least get a CSA box. Nothing beat fresh, local fruit.

Summer Green Smoothie is an awesome way to start a lovely summer morning. | tiaskitchen.com

Summer Green Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 leaves Swiss Chard
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1 tbs Chia Seeds
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend.
  2. I use a Blendtec, so if not using a high speed blender, chop ingredients a bit more before you blend.


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Linking this to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW), the weekly blog carnival that Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker  co-hosts with Shirley from gfe-gluten-free easily and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures.

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  • Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts August 6, 2014, 4:00 pm

    I really love green smoothies like this one, Tia! I admit that I have not used Swiss chard in one before though. Need to try that next time. You might not have peaches and strawberries at your local farmers market soon, but they do continue year round, don’t they? Ours end early. I loved it when I visited California in late fall and there were still farmers markets thriving!

    xo,
    Shirley

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    • Tia August 6, 2014, 8:33 pm

      Shirley,

      Swiss chard is great because you can use a lot before you taste it over the fruit, like spinach. Unlike kale. I always have to limit it to 3 leaves for kale. I am just savoring the peaches and strawberries while I can. We get strawberries for almost 9 months, here. We are 10 miles south of the strawberry capitol, Watsonville. And when they go away, we can go get u-pick apples that are phenomenal. Apple jam is what I give for Christmas presents. I could go on and on.

      xoxo,
      Tia

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