When you've got amazing summer fruit, there are more ways to enjoy it than just eating it out of hand -- one of the most fun ways is by making smoothies. It's incredibly easy to take strawberries, blueberries, peaches, melon or cherries and blend them into a drink that's creamy and satisfying. Plus there's room for creativity -- our recipes give you great ideas to start with, such as using yogurt, oats, coconut milk, buttermilk or even almond butter for adding texture.

Try one of the recipes below, which include our favorites from around the web, or submit your own summer smoothie recipe.

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  • Strawberry, Banana And Almond Butter Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/strawberry-banana-and-almond-butter-smoothie" target="_hplink">Strawberry, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie from Food & Wine</a></strong> <br> You'll want to freeze your banana and strawberries for this smoothie recipe -- doing so helps create a thick frozen texture. A little bit of almond butter adds a nutty flavor as well as a nutrient boost.

  • Cantaloupe Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://curiouscountrycook.blogspot.com/2012/03/cantaloupe-smoothie.html" target="_hplink">Cantaloupe Smoothie recipe from Curious Country Cook</a></strong> <br> Cantaloupe in a smoothie -- why not? Cantaloupe, orange juice and a few strawberries combine to create this frothy delight, perfect when melons are in season.

  • Purple Berry Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/purple-berry-smoothie_n_1057060.html" target="_hplink">Purple Berry Smoothie recipe</a></strong> <br> All you need are raspberries and blueberries to create this pretty purple smoothie packed with antioxidants. The base is made with yogurt so it's extra creamy.

  • Strawberry-Peach Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.unrefinedkitchen.com/2011/09/15/strawberry-peach-smoothie/" target="_hplink">Strawberry-Peach Smoothie recipe from Unrefined Kitchen</a></strong> <br> Strawberries and peaches make a great flavor combination in this smoothie recipe. Use coconut milk and just a tiny bit of coconut oil to create a silky consistency.

  • Acai Super Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/a231ai-super-smoothie_n_1061072.html" target="_hplink">Acai Super Smoothie recipe</a></strong> <br> The South American berry acai is known for its health benefits. Here it combines with raspberries, banana and pomegranate juice to create a super smoothie. Use frozen acai puree, which you can find in health food stores.

  • Berry-Cherry Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://eat-spin-run-repeat.com/2010/03/24/berry-cherry-smoothie/" target="_hplink">Berry-Cherry Smoothie recipe from Eat Spin Run Repeat</a></strong> <br> The flavors of cherries and strawberries really shine in this yogurt smoothie. A bit of cranberry juice helps accentuate their tart flavors.

  • Oat And Apricot Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://somedayspoon.com/2011/09/apricot-and-oatmeal-smoothie/#.T99vCytYuRs" target="_hplink">Oat and Apricot Smoothie recipe from SomedaySpoon</a></strong> <br> The oats in this smoothie provide a great energy boost. Blended with fresh apricots and yogurt, the drink takes on a nice fruity and nutty flavor.

  • Citrus Berry Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/citrus-berry-smoothie_n_1061757.html" target="_hplink">Citrus-Berry Smoothie recipe</a></strong> <br> Blend your choice of fresh berries with orange juice and yogurt to create this healthy smoothie, which includes dry milk and wheat germ for a nutritional perk.

  • Vanilla, Plum And Buttermilk Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/318971/vanilla-plum-and-buttermilk-smoothie" target="_hplink">Vanilla, Plum and Buttermilk Smoothie from MarthaStewart.com</a></strong> <br> For this smoothie, the plums are first poached in a vanilla bean syrup before being pureed with buttermilk. Cooking the plums enhances the flavor of the finished smoothie.

  • Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/14/pomegranate-berry-smoothi_n_1516153.html" target="_hplink">Pomegranate Berry Smoothie recipe</a></strong> <br> Pomegranate juice ties together all the ingredients in this smoothie: mixed berries, banana and a very different ingredient, cottage cheese. Once blended, its consistency will be as creamy as yogurt but even more healthful.

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