Smoothies are a healthy treat to indulge this summer. It is an easy way of eating fruits and vegetables. You can take it as a meal replacement, as a mid-morning or afternoon snack or after workouts. It will enhance your nutrient absorption, increased your energy, boost your immune system, lessen your cravings and best of all you get that healthy glow and a happier disposition.
Smoothies are a combination of raw fruits and vegetables that are blended together with a mixture of other ingredients such as water, fruit juices, sweeteners, yogurt or milk that makes a cold thick beverage. You can pre-pack your ingredients for your smoothies and store it in a freezer. Pop it in the blender when you are ready to make one. It’s that easy! This is also one way of getting your kids to eat their fruits and veggies even the pickiest ones will love its delicious taste. Not only that they get a really tasty treat but also a full packed of nutrition.
Don’t let summer pass by without you trying these summer smoothies that will make you happy and healthier for the rest of the hot days. Check it out and give it a go!
1. Strawberry Lemonade
Take advantage of the good produce of fruits during the summer. They are naturally fresh and readily available. Strawberries are one popular fruit for the summer. Aside from being a refreshing treat, strawberries are packed with antioxidants capacity that helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. It contains essential vitamins and minerals that protect our body from diseases. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C. Together they make a sweet and citrusy flavor. Its texture is a thick icy cold frosty. In making this smoothie, you need frozen strawberry to create a thick frosty consistency without watering down the flavor, fresh lemon juice for a zesty and tangy taste and vanilla or strawberry yogurt. Blend everything up and that easy you got yourself a nutritious and refreshing smoothie.
2. Berry Red Smoothies
Berries are in demand and a crowd’s favorite during summer. The vibrant and exquisite little red raspberries, in particular, are a source of numerous nutrients. It is a source of fiber and houses powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that when included in a diet can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and obesity. In this smoothie, we will incorporate beets that are equally healthy earthly root veggie. Beets are low in calorie yet high in fiber. It will boost your brainpower and energy levels. For a refreshing drink, blend away frozen raspberry and beets together with crushed ice. You may add up honey for added sweeteners according to your taste or just a simple blend of these two ingredients will do just fine.
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3. Peanut Butter Kale Smoothie
Peanut lovers are in for a treat with this smoothie! It’s creamy and deliciously sweet and it comes with the goodness of a green leafy kale. Kale is hailed as a superfood with its power packed essential nutrients that help boost wellbeing and gives a wide array of health benefits. To make this smoothie, just blend together banana, natural peanut butter, kale and milk (you can use soy, almond or rice milk for a healthier version). Sip in and enjoy.
4. Sunshine Smoothies
Summer will definitely bring a ray of sunshine on everyone. A sunny smoothie is a perfect drink to welcome the day. This smoothie includes banana, oranges, goji berries, almond milk and a little kick of a healthy ginger juice. Oranges are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Goji berries had been used in Chinese traditional medicine. It’s low in calorie, rich in fiber and a high antioxidant food. Banana is loaded with potassium, boosts energy level and improves digestive health while ginger juice has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease down soreness and pain. To make this just blend away the orange, banana, goji berries, a splash of ginger juice together with almond milk and crushed ice. Sip and enjoy.
5. Glow Green Smoothie
Another reason to indulge in a smoothie is that it can improve the glow factor of your skin. It’s the positive side effect of drinking smoothie that you would love to benefit from. In this smoothie, avocados are the main sources of having a naturally glowing skin combine with equally nutritious spinach and pineapple. Avocado is rich in fat-soluble vitamins and monounsaturated fats. It’s considered to be the best natural moisturizer. Spinach health benefits are improved skin and eyesight, regulates blood pressure and for strong muscles to name a few. It’s so simple to make just blend a quarter of an avocado, a bunch of spinach and pineapple together with unsweetened coconut water and crushed ice. Simple and yummy is the way to go.
6. Cherry Mango Smoothie
This smoothie is guaranteed to make you smile in the morning. It’s a tropical vibrant mix of cherries and mangoes that will give you a relaxing feeling while having tons of nutritional value that goes with it. To make this, blend separately the frozen cherries and the frozen mangoes mixed with water or if you want a thicker texture you may add unsweetened soy or almond milk. Layer it in a glass with the blended cherries at the bottom and the mangoes on top. Easy peasy yet so delicious!
7. Kiwi Spinach Banana Smoothie
This is a very filling smoothie without the heavy feeling. It will give you sustained energy especially for the on the go busy person. It’s great for breakfast or a healthy snack. It’s protein packed and rich with all the essential vitamins and minerals to get ready for the day. To make this, simply blend first the frozen kiwi and spinach together with milk. Pour it into a glass. Then, blend the frozen banana, yogurt, and the remaining milk together. Pour the blended banana-yogurt mixture on top of the kiwi-spinach mixture in a glass. Enjoy this nutrient-packed smoothie.
Having a smoothie in your diet is an advantage for your overall well-being. Making a combination of seasoned fruits and vegetables will introduce you to an array of health benefits and good nutrition. Gulping down a two or three of these healthy smoothies will begin the process of healing. A healthy body makes a happier life.