Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer is officially in full swing! The best way to celebrate? Two words: Alcoholic. Smoothies. When it’s hot, hot, hot cool down with a delicious smoothie with fresh fruit that’s finally in season. We’ve hand picked these awesomely flavorful (and sort of healthy, because fruit, right?) recipes. So blend baby blend and get your drink on!

1. Guava Margarita

guava margarita


Like guavas? Well you should because they’re incredibly delicious and contain potassium, vitamin A and folate. The original recipe calls for guava juice, but mix it up with some of the meat and fresh juice from the fruit instead of bottled juice. Pour in your favorite tequila, fresh lime juice and blend with plenty of ice. Yum!

2. Papaya Smoothie

papaya smoothie


Modify this papaya smoothie recipe and include your favorite rum for a delicious and healthy treat to refresh you on a hot summer day. Combine orange juice, fresh papaya and honey and serve!

3. Cucumber Mint Cocktail

cucumber mint smoothie


Cucumber and mint can help keep your skin glowing and gorgeous. Plus, this smoothie is very low in carbs and high in vitamin C! Combine cucumber, honeydew melon, mint and cucumber vodka for a refreshing and hydrating green smoothie. View the recipe here.

4. Peach Rum Smoothie

peach smoothie rum


Beta-carotene, high fiber and vitamin A make peaches a must-have summer smooth ingredient. Not to mention that peaches are in their prime during the late summer months. According to this recipe, combine peaches, lemon juice, dark spiced rum and ice cubes for a yummy reprieve from a stressful day.

5. Blueberry Pieces Smoothies

blueberry smoothie


Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and tons of other vitamins that improve your eyesight, prevent cancer and have barely any calories! Their natural sweetness make it unnecessary to add any additional sugar. Use this recipe and add a few shots of vodka to the blueberry, banana and honey mixture. Serve and relax!

What’s your favorite fresh fruit smoothie?

Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.


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