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7 Springtime Smoothies

Have you ever made a smoothie with fresh and in season fruit? It will blow your mind. Just think about what a strawberry tastes like from a grocery store in December versus a fresh picked farmer’s market strawberry in the spring. The December basket ends up getting tossed while the in season basket gets gobbled up before you’ve left the market. That’s what will happen with your smoothie when you use in season fruit! Smoothies are best made with frozen fruit (not frozen citrus) and freezing fresh fruit (berries) is simple. Just wash, dry, and place on a baking sheet with space between each berry and pop it in your freezer. Now you have frozen fruit bursting with fresh and in season flavor to make yourself and your family the best possible smoothie. Check out these 7 springtime smoothie recipes that take advantage of what’s at your local farmer’s market today.

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  • 7 Springtime Smoothies Using In Season Fruit! 1 of 8
    7 Springtime Smoothies Using In Season Fruit!
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie 2 of 8
    Strawberry Banana Smoothie
    Have you noticed the overflowing stalls of strawberries offering samples of their irresistible treasure? Imagine that burst of fresh strawberry perfectly blended with banana. As an added bonus, this recipe is vegan!
    Make Strawberry banana smoothies
  • Grapefruit Lovers Smoothie 3 of 8
    Grapefruit Lovers Smoothie
    Get your grapfruit on while they are still fresh and in season. Luckily, grapefruits tend to hang on until springtime.
    Make grapefruit lovers smoothies
  • Strawberry Frosted Pink Lemonade 4 of 8
    Strawberry Frosted Pink Lemonade
    More awesome strawberries and when mixed with fresh lemons. This just might transport you directly to a warm summer day.
    Make strawberry frosted pink lemonade smoothies
  • Blueberry Acai 5 of 8
    Blueberry Acai
    I bought a basket of blueberries at the farmer's market last week and I ate them all before I hit the end, so I went back and bought several more to make this tasty smoothie.
    Make blueberry acai smoothies
  • Grumpy Green Gator Smoothie 6 of 8
    Grumpy Green Gator Smoothie
    I spy pineapple on sale at the grocery store and it's sweet and filled with fresh in season flavor. Perfect for bringing out smiles in your spring-break-is-over-not-wanting-to-go-back-to-school kiddos.
    Make grumpy green gator smoothies
  • Avocado Pineapple Smoothie 7 of 8
    Avocado Pineapple Smoothie
    Fresh avocado mixed with fresh pineapple. I just drooled. Imagine the sweet creaminess this concoction will bring about.
    Make avocado pineapple smoothies
  • Sunny Sweet Spring Green Smoothie 8 of 8
    Sunny Sweet Spring Green Smoothie
    This smoothie looks and tastes like spring - it's sweet, sunny and smooth!
    Make sunny sweet spring green smoothies

More on Family Kitchen:

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18 kid friendly artichoke recipes

25 kidtastic asparagus recipes

25 ways to prepare in season blueberries for kids

Read more from Macki on The Family Kitchen and Babies First Year!

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