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Summer Smoothies

We’re less than a month away from the official first day of summer (June 21, 2014), but already the mercury is rising and hot temperatures can be felt all across the country. What better way to relieve the blistering heat than with a frosted glass filled with icy, cool smoothie.

Word on the street is that smoothies first started showing up on kitchen counters in the early 1900s during a West Coast health food movement, but it wasn’t until the 1930’s––following the invention of the home blender––that the cool, blended drink really gained popularity. After the giant American chain Smoothie King came about in the 1970s (because its founder, who was lactose intolerant, wanted a nutritious dairy-free beverage), smoothies really took off.

Now a days, we know the sweet summer treat doesn’t have to feature just fruit like its predecessors. In fact, there are really unique, decadent, and often-times nutritious (hello, Carrot Cake Smoothie with raw pecans & flax seeds!) blended drinks for you and your whole family to enjoy. Here are 5 tasty smoothie recipes, blended to perfection!

1. Carrot Cake Smoothie
2. Green Tea Goddess Smoothie
3. Cherry-Almond Smoothie
4. Avocado Smoothie
5. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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