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Great Memorial Day Smoothie Options

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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for members of the U.S. armed forces who died while serving. It has also emerged as the unofficial beginning to the summer season. Many people celebrate by going to memorial services and parades, as well as backyard barbecues or the beach.

As part of your long weekend, enjoy a smoothie or two with your family and friends. Here are a few seasonal and festive recipes that they'll be sure to love. 

Enjoy a smoothie over the long weekend. Celebrate Memorial Day and the beginning of summer.

Red, White and Blue Smoothie 
Honor the U.S. this year with this delicious concoction that's loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals. Here's what you'll need for this simple Red, White and Blue Smoothie: 

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup Greek plain yogurt 
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate, cranberry or cherry juice 
  • Ice
  • Your performance blender.  

Simply pour your ingredients into the performance blender's jar along with a few ice cubes. Blend on HIGH until your mixture is smooth and dark red. Serve in a tall glass with a wide straw. Repeat or double the recipe for your guests. 

Pick your favorite variety of apple for the best flavor. Pick your favorite variety of apple for the best flavor.

As American As Apple Pie Smoothie 
Apple pie is a classic American dessert. If you're having friends or family over for a barbecue or dinner party, serve Apple Pie Smoothies for a sweet treat after dinner. Try this recipe: 

  • 2 medium apples, cut and cored
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup all-natural apple juice 
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • Sugar to taste. 

Combine all of these ingredients in your blender jar and blend on HIGH. You'll be left with a tasty apple treat. It's a rich drink, so serve in small glasses. 

Refreshing Summer Smoothie 
Nothing tastes more like summer than watermelon. Gather these ingredients for the perfect, light watermelon smoothie: 

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cut mango 
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries 
  • 1 splash lime juice 
  • Plenty of ice. 

Simply add these ingredients to your blender and turn it on. It'll mix you a great, sweet, icy smoothie. This is a fantastic nonalcoholic barbecue or beach beverage.