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10 Summer Smoothies That Double as Cocktails

  • Delightful E Made

    Pina Colada Smoothie

    If a blend of banana and pineapple doesn't immediately put you in vacation-planning mode, we don't know what will. Sip on this virgin smoothie for breakfast—use lite coconut milk to cut about two-thirds the fat and calories without sacrificing the thick, creamy consistency you're after—then add a little rum for happy hour.

    Get the recipe: Delightful E Made

  • Averie Cooks

    Tropical Peach Pineapple Slushies

    While most frozen cocktails have loads of added sugar and syrups, this refreshing slushie, well, doesn't. Pairing peach schnapps with the fresh peach and pineapple only brings out the drink's natural flavors (to keep it virgin, swap the alcohol with pineapple or orange juice), and both fruits contain high levels of vitamin C.

    Get the recipe: Averie Cooks

  • In Katrina's Kitchen

    Triple Berry Frozen Smoothies

    Layer your smoothie for a festive, patriotic vibe everyone will double tap on Instagram. This drink takes a bit longer to make (so save it for your next get-together), but the punch of protein you'll get from the Greek yogurt and the memory-boosting anthocyanin in the cherries make it worth it. The berry layers go well with sangria flavors, so try spiking it with white wine for a lighter sip. If you prefer a bit more bite, adding shandy to the white layer may be a better bet.

    Get the recipe: In Katrina's Kitchen

  • Dessert Now Dinner Later

    Mango Colada Mocktail

    Sip your way to stronger, shinier hair with this twist on a traditional pina colada. Using mango as your main fruit provides a healthy dose of vitamin A, which helps produce sebum—a nutrient that keeps strands moisturized and promotes hair growth. Add a few ounces of rum to transition from mocktail to cocktail.

    Get the recipe: Dessert Now Dinner Later

  • Kitchen Treaty

    Lava Flow Smoothie

    For a prettier take on the pina colada, opt for a Lava Flow, which gets its name from the swirling volcanic action happening with blended strawberries. Add rum to serve at your next adult get-together.

    Get the recipe: Kitchen Treaty

  • Blender Babes

    Papaya and Peach Smoothie

    Beat belly bloat with this tropical smoothie, thanks to its star anti-inflammatory ingredient, papaya, and a kick of fresh ginger. Include an ounce of vodka and enjoy poolside.

    Get the recipe: Blender Babes

  • The Housewife in Training Files

    Cucumber Tropical Green Smoothie

    Stay hydrated while you sip this refreshing smoothie. While spinach gives the drink its green hue, the cucumber is loaded with water and B vitamins for a quick energy boost (add a shot of cucumber vodka to bring out its flavor). Pineapple sweetens up the taste and can help lower blood pressure, thanks to its high levels of potassium.

    Get the recipe: The Housewife in Training Files

  • Brown Eyed Baker

    Watermelon-Peach Slushies

    Spike this slushie with peach schnapps and vodka, or enjoy it virgin-style with peach juice. Either way, you'll want to find a hammock to lie in while you slurp down the cancer-fighting lycopene found in watermelon.

    Get the recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

  • Half Baked Harvest

    Raspberry-Rhubarb Bellini Smoothie

    Rhubarb provides a calcium boost, while raspberries regulate blood sugar (thanks to manganese). Mix with prosecco, or with sparkling water if you want to keep it alcohol-free.

    Get the recipe: Half Baked Harvest

  • Paleo Leap

    Strawberry-Kiwi Mojito Smoothie

    Kiwi gives this Paleo-friendly smoothie its vibrant green layer, and studies show eating more of the fruit could help improve your quality of sleep overall. Spike it with two ounces of rum or vodka—whichever flavor profile you prefer.

    Get the recipe: Paleo Leap