Toni’s Health Tip #18: Cool Smoothies for Hot Summer Days

Tip #18: Cool Smoothies for Hot Summer Days

Toni Julian, health advocate, author & creator of Toni’s Protein Meals

Beat the heat with delicious cooling smoothies! These blended delicacies are a great way to pack in extra nutrients you might find hard to get otherwise. If you’re weight training, you may want to add a boost, someone who wants to boost their antioxidants would choose the high-antioxidant berry smoothie. Want to detox? Go for the greens. Just want yum without extra calories? Try Toni’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana. Double the batch and pour extra into popcicle molds and freeze for later. Check out the recipes below and enjoy!

Toni’s Protein Boosted Smoothie


CAL-286/PRO-29/CARB-34/FAT-4/SAT-0/CHO-13/SOD-61/FIB-2 (includes almond milk)

PERCENT CALORIES FROM                   PRO-39%/CARB-47%/FAT-14%

Makes 2 servings

  • 1/3 cup TONI’S Hot Protein Meal (Cinnamon Raisin Flavor or Cranberry Walnut (found at Sigona’s))
  • 8-10 ounces Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder (Show Me the Whey or your Favorite)

Directions: Add to your Vitamix or standard blender with 4-6 ice cubes for desired consistency.


Toni’s Very Berry Smoothie 

Have a picky pre-schooler? Sneak some greens into this berry smoothie for added phytonutrients!

Makes 1 Serving

NUTRITION PROFILE                                                CAL-224/PRO-25/CARB-20/FAT-5/SAT-0/CHO-12/SOD-105/FIB-6

PERCENT CALORIES FROM                                  PRO-43%/CARB-35%/FAT-22%

What to buy:

  • ½ c Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/3 c Raspberries
  • 1/3 c Strawberries
  • 1/3 c Blueberries
  • 1 t Lemon Juice
  • 1 c Baby Spinach
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Ice Cubes

Directions: Add to your Vitamix or standard blender with 4-6 ice cubes for desired consistency.


Toni’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 

For peanut butter addicts everywhere, powdered peanut butter has 85% less oil than standard peanut butter as it’s extracted, so you get all the peanut taste without the calories. Makes 1 Smoothie.

NUTRITION PROFILE                                              CAL-311/PRO-38/CARB-31/FAT-5/SAT-1/CHO-12/SOD-199/FIB-1

PERCENT CALORIES FROM                                  PRO-48%/CARB-38%/FAT-14%

What to buy:

  • 2 T PB2
  • 1 T Cocoa powder
  • 1/3 c (1 scoop) Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 cup Nonfat Milk or Almond Milk
  • 2 t Honey hole honey (found at Sigona’s) or 1 Truvia packet


Blend with ice cubes, a few at a time, in blender for desired consistency.


Toni’s Detox Smoothie 

Makes 1 Serving

NUTRITION PROFILE                              CAL-290/PRO-29/CARB-50/FAT-3/SAT-0/CHO-20/SOD-224/FIB-12

PERCENT CALORIES FROM                     PRO-31%/CARB-46%/FAT-23%


  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Small Lemon, Juiced
  • 2 Large Kale Leafs (Substitute with Baby Kale or Spinach if you have a less powerful blender)
  • 1/2” Sliced Beet
  • ½ cup Berries (raspberries, blueberries, marionberries)
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Small Tomato
  • 1 Small Apple
  • 1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Multi-vitamin (optional)
  • 2 t Honey Hole Honey (found at Sigona’s), or Sweetener of your choice
  • 1 Scoop Green Super Food

What to do:

Using a Vitamix, Nutri-Bullet or standard kitchen blender, add almond milk first. Wash your fruits and vegetables then cut your produce into manageable portions to blend. Add all the ingredients at once and blend thoroughly. If you prefer your beverage colder or to have more of a shake consistency, you may add a few ice cubes. If you are using a Vitamix, you may use the tamper which helps force the ingredients to the bottom of the mixer for blending. Otherwise, you will need to cut your produce into smaller sizes to mix and may need to add a small amount of water to help blend. You will not likely need to add water if using a more powerful blender.

Please share this with your friends who would like to cool these hot summer days in a healthy way!

From my heart to yours,



Toni Julian is a health advocate, author of Bite Me! Change Your Life One Bite at a Time, and creator of Toni’s Protein Meals, which we carry in the store.  She was recently named one of the Top Influential Women by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.  


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