Celebrate International Picnic Day with Portable Smoothies
You don't need to be familiar with International Picnic Day to celebrate it with your friends and family. Sometime during the summer, simply head out to your local park, field or meadow, then throw down a blanket and gather around to share a meal while enjoying the outdoors.
While everyone knows that a blanket and basket are essential picnicking requirements, it can be more difficult to determine exactly what to bring to eat. Many people opt for barbecue foods, such as potato salad, pulled pork or fried chicken. However, these common picnic foods are loaded with fat and salt.
Consider adding nutritious smoothies to your picnic basket for a low-calorie, vitamin-rich alternative or complement that tastes great. Try one of these perfect picnic smoothie recipes.
Red and White Smoothie
Use the classic red and white gingham picnic blanket as inspiration for this classic, creamy berry smoothie. Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted
- 1/2 cup strawberries, cut
- 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
- MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender.
Blend all of the ingredients in your red and white blender for a delicious, portable smoothie option that you and your guests are sure to love. Simply pour the fruit, juice and ice into your insulated sport bottle. Place the bottle in the base and blend - the 500-watt stainless steel blades will do the rest. Now your smoothie is ready to toss in the cooler for the picnic!
Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
Skip the apple pie for dessert and enjoy this treat instead. It provides that all-American taste without the butter and sugar. To blend this smoothie, combine these ingredients in your MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender:
- 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup apples, chopped
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice or cider
Sweet and Strong Green Smoothie
Salad can be an excellent picnic food. However, between keeping it the right temperature and transporting it, you're often left with something soggy, wilted and unappetizing. Seek out the same nutrients with a green smoothie instead. Try this recipe in your personal blender:
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 cup kale
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 avocado, pitted
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/3 banana
Blend these surprisingly complementary fruits and vegetables together for a smoothie that'll help you hit your daily dose .