Try These Cheap 4-Ingredient Smoothies For Easy Summer Mornings

Mornings are hard enough without throwing intense summer heat into the equation. That equation being: As temps (and levels of sweatiness) rise so does our exponential need for fast and easy a.m. refreshments. But don’t worry, because we have the sweet solution to keep things cool: smoothies! And not the kind you need to drop a pretty penny (a.k.a. $10) on, but the quick and cheap kind you can make at home with only four ingredients — most of which you might have on hand already.

All it takes is your liquid of choice (nut milk, coconut water, yogurt, etc.), a creative combo of frozen and fresh add ins (fruits, greens, nut butters, etc.), and the right ratios blended together for that extra-frosty sip. If you’re still in need of a little recipe inspiration, click on for three simple smoothies to soothe your summer mornings.

Cherry-Coffee-Nana Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup almond milk
3/4 cup frozen (or fresh) cherries
2 coffee ice cubes
1/2 frozen banana

Instructions
Pour ingredients into blend and pulse until well incorporated and liquified.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.

Sip on coffee and breakfast in one jar with this tasty combo. Try this coffee cubes hack for quick blending — and if you’re a non-caffeine sipper, subbing in a teaspoon of cacao powder makes for a chocolatey kick.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.

Coco-Melon-Berry Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup coconut water
3/4 cup of spinach
3/4 cup of frozen watermelon
3/4 cup of frozen blueberries

Instructions
Pour ingredients into blend and pulse until well incorporated and liquified.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.

Spinach adds a surprisingly creamy consistency to this refreshing melon-berry blend. Plus, you can try experimenting with different fruit combos (we’re thinking cantaloupe-blackberry).

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.

Peach-Nana-Butter Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup frozen peaches
1/2 frozen banana
1 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)

Instructions
Pour ingredients into blend and pulse until well incorporated and liquified.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.

The sweetness of the fruit mixed with the almond butter’s nuttiness makes for one smooth and satisfyingly sip. Next time, we’re thinking of subbing in yogurt in place of the coconut milk for a frozen after dinner treat.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Buxton.

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