7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies

Cool down with the freshest flavors of the season!

Summertime is all about spending time in the sun, hopefully somewhere close to a lake, river, or sandy beach. When the weather is hot, our bodies crave refreshing salads and smoothies to cool us down. Luckily, summer produce is light, watery, and refreshing! This list of fresh summer salads and smoothies will cool you down and nourish your body on even the warmest of summer days. 

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7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Using the Best Ingredients the Season has to Offer

Just because beach season is upon us doesn’t mean that it’s too late to shed a few excess pounds. The nutrient-dense ingredients in these salads and smoothies will help you to slash calories from your day, helping you to slim down. 

In addition to feeling more confident in your swimsuit, getting healthier will also put a little pep in your step! You’ll feel great and have more energy. So, whether you’re going kayaking, spending the day at the pool, or taking a hike, these recipes will provide you with a much-needed energy boost to take on the day!

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies

While salad is perfect for lunch or dinner, smoothies are excellent for on-the-go breakfasts. Try all of these tasty recipes this summer to figure out which one will become your new favorite! They’re all incredibly simple to prepare. The hardest part will be deciding which to try first.

1. Summer Fruit Quinoa Salad

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Summer Quinoa

This fresh and filling salad combines healthy quinoa with antioxidant-rich strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Top it off with a tangy orange-mint dressing, and it will become the perfect end to a beautiful summer day!

2. Coconut Banana Green Smoothie

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Coconut Banana Smoothie

Hot morning? Cool it down with this clean, green, coconut banana smoothie. The superfood ingredients are just as nutritious as they are delicious! 

3. Spicy Black Bean & Shrimp Salad

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Shrimp Salad

Our spicy black bean and shrimp salad is loaded with flavorful ingredients. The shrimp are perfectly seasoned shrimp and perfect for tossing on top of a bed of fresh veggies for an incredibly tasty lunch or dinner option. 

4. Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Sunrise Smoothie

This four-ingredient smoothie is fresh, fruity, and absolutely delightful! You’ll feel like you’re chilling at a beachside resort with this frozen beverage in your hand. Can you hear the waves and seagulls?

5. Strawberry, Avocado, and Spinach Salad

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Avocado Strawberry Salad

The combination of ingredients in this perfect summer salad couldn’t get any better: The sweet strawberry pairs wonderfully with fresh spinach, crunchy walnuts, and tangy apple cider vinaigrette. If you need a dinner that’s a little more filling, consider combining this salad with some Easy Seared Grass-Fed Ribeye Steaks!

6. Chia Seed Berry Yogurt Smoothie

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Chia Smoothie

A single serving of this yummy purple smoothie offers 13 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, which will keep you full and energized all day long. Whip up a batch and share it with the girls — poolside, of course!

7. Healthiest Greek Salad

7 Fresh Summer Salads and Smoothies Greek Salad

Having a simple Greek salad recipe on hand is a must for any self-proclaimed salad fanatic! When you’re planning your next cookout, be sure to pair this recipe with our flavorful Greek Chicken Kebabs! The combo will be a tough one to beat!

Don’t all of these fresh summer salads and smoothies sound amazing?! We think so too! Which recipe are you going to try first? Did your favorite recipe make the list? Be sure to let us know in the comment section!

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Erin Miller

Erin is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is also a Performance Nutrition Coach, certified through the Clean Health Fitness Institute. Some of Erin’s favorite hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and hanging out at the beach, although weight lifting is her greatest passion. She says, “Weight training is one of the most empowering things a person can do. Not just seeing, but feeling yourself transform… There’s just nothing else like it.”

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