Cool Off with Braces-Safe Smoothies

Jun 15, 2023

Now that summer is here, it’s time to relax and enjoy the outdoors! As temperatures rise, it’s natural to reach for drinks to cool you off. Smoothies are also a great option after starting orthodontic treatment or after a routine visit. For a few days after an adjustment, the tightening of wires may cause some discomfort, so smoothies are a convenient choice for relief. With these recipes, you can satisfy your craving for something sweet and refreshing without worrying about damaging your braces!

Simple Summer Smoothie by


  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¾ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon honey (optional)

Directions: Place the banana, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and ice cubes into a blender. Pour in the orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and honey. Puree until smooth.

Braces-Safe Smoothies

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie by Martha Stewart


  • 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 orange, cut into quarters, peeled and seeded
  • ½ – ¾ cups water

Directions: Blend!

Pina-Colada Green Smoothie by


  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup (or more) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup ice cubes, optional
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey, optional

Directions: Blend!

Chocolate Banana Smoothie by


  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large ripe frozen bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups crushed ice cubes

Directions: Place all ingredients except for the ice in a high-speed blender and puree for 30-45 seconds. Add ice and puree until smooth, about 45 additional seconds.