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4 Slimming Smoothies You'll Want to Sip All Summer

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author image Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott
Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott are the founders of Tone It Up - a healthy lifestyle brand and Community for women of all fitness levels. Dawn and Scott have inspired millions worldwide to pursue their best life through their energetic and positive approach to all things fitness and nutrition. The duo offers workout content and fitness guidance, the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, and TIU fitness gear and apparel. To learn more, visit www.Toneitup.com.
4 Slimming Smoothies You'll Want to Sip All Summer
Ready to up your protein intake? These Tone It Up smoothies are both delicious and nutritious. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

Protein is essential for forming gorgeous lean muscle, boosting your metabolism and giving you beautiful, glowing skin. Tone It Up Protein smoothies are the perfect summer treat for reaping those benefits. And nothing is more refreshing than a creamy, frozen post-workout treat. Today we’re sharing four of our favorite recipes. (We have a protein smoothie nearly every day, so we’ve mastered the flavor combos!)

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Matcha Pineapple Smoothie

Matcha reduces stress and revs up your metabolism by providing the amino acid L-theanine.
Matcha reduces stress and revs up your metabolism by providing the amino acid L-theanine. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

We love this recipe so matcha! The matcha featured in this cool, refreshing smoothie will give you a natural boost of energy. Plus, it contains an amino acid called L-theanine that reduces stress and revs your metabolism. Catch additional summer recipes and meal-by-meal guides in the brand-new eight-week Bikini Series Meal Plan.

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla Tone It Up Protein
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
1/2 frozen banana, sliced
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of matcha powder

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!

Tropical Blueberry Breeze Smoothie

The spirulina in this blueberry breeze smoothie gives it a gorgeous pop of blue.
The spirulina in this blueberry breeze smoothie gives it a gorgeous pop of blue. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

This recipe is one of our favorites for warm days. It’s packed with nutrients, and spirulina gives it the most gorgeous pop of blue.

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

2 scoops of coconut Tone It Up Protein
1 frozen banana, sliced
1 cup of blueberries
2 tablespoons of almond butter
pinch of spirulina
2 cups of unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1 tablespoon of coconut shavings
Optional toppings

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Top with coconut granola (optional). Enjoy!

Beautifying Blackberry Banana Smoothie

This beautifying blackberry banana smoothie is high in antioxidants and manganese.
This beautifying blackberry banana smoothie is high in antioxidants and manganese. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

Blackberries are high in antioxidants, giving your skin a gorgeous glow. Plus, their high levels of manganese help to keep your mind sharp.

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla Tone It Up Protein
1/2 frozen banana, sliced
1/2 cup of frozen blackberries
3/4 cup of coconut water
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of cacao nibs

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and add your fave toppings. Enjoy!

Refreshing Coconut Pineapple Smoothie

This refreshing coconut pineapple smoothie will help you banish bloat.
This refreshing coconut pineapple smoothie will help you banish bloat. Photo Credit: Tone It Up

This coconut pineapple smoothie gives off some serious tropical vibes. Pineapple is known for banishing bloat — perfect for revealing your gorgeous abs!

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

1 scoop of vanilla Tone It Up Protein
1/2 frozen banana, sliced
1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
1 cup of coconut water
1 tablespoon of unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and add your fave toppings. We love adding one tablespoon of unsweetened
    coconut flakes and a quarter-cup of fruit.

Summer is the perfect time to fuel your muscles with plenty of nourishing meals — and what better way to do it than with the 2018 Bikini Series? During this eight-week fitness and lifestyle challenge, you’ll be crushing daily workouts, eating delicious, slimming meals and feeling your most fit, confident and gorgeous. Sign up here to commit to the challenge and feel your best.

What Do YOU Think?

Are you a smoothie fan? What are some of your go-to recipes? Let us know in the comments section.

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