3 Smoothie Recipes For A Cool & Healthy Summer

3 Smoothie Recipes For A Cool & Healthy Summer

It’s summer time and that means high temps and lots of sunshine. So, what better way to celebrate than by whipping up some nice, refreshing smoothies? The following are three summer smoothie recipes that are easy to make, well worth the time, and highly nutritious. Go ahead and grab your trusty blender and start making these smoothies for some thirst-quenching treats that you are sure to enjoy for a cool and healthy summer.

1. Tropical Fruit Smoothie

tropicalImage by Carlos Madrigal

This smoothie really gives you the best of both worlds. Not only is it delicious, but it also contains some super fruits such as Mango and Papaya. Mango is known as the “king of fruits” because it contains several antioxidants, Vitamin C, cleanses the skin, alkalizes the body, helps with weight loss, is rich in Vitamin A, and helps with digestion. Papaya is packed with Vitamin A, is rich in essential B-complex vitamins, and contains a large amount of potassium.

Ingredients:

1 Papaya (seeded and peeled)

1 Mango (seeded and peeled)

1/3 cup orange juice

1/2 cup strawberries

5 ice cubes

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients in an electric blender and mix until smooth.

2. Energy-Boosting Smoothie

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Drinking this smoothie is a delicious way to rejuvenate your energy, and the best part is that it contains less than 250 calories. The Greek Yogurt is packed full of protein and probiotics which improves digestion and may help reduce the symptoms of lactose intolerance. The peanut butter helps fill you up and keeps you feeling fuller for a much longer amount of time so that you eat less during the course of the day. The peanut butter also has bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, and Vitamin B-6. Cocoa powder contains over 700 known beneficial compounds that help protect your heart, mind, and mood.

Ingredients:

Greek Yogurt (8 oz.)

Peanut Butter (2 tbsp.)

Cocoa Powder (2 tbsp.)

1 Banana

Cinnamon

5 Ice Cubes

Directions:

Combine the yogurt, peanut butter, cocoa, and ice cubes into a blender and mix at a high speed. Then, slice and add the banana and re-blend. Next, pour the smoothie into two cups, serve, and enjoy. Feel free to sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on the very top for some extra delicious flavor.

3. Delicious Chocolate Almond Smoothie

chocolateImage by Meighan O’Toole

Almonds are power-packed with delicious nutrition. They contain antioxidants, can assist with blood sugar, contain magnesium that can help lower blood pressure, can lower cholesterol levels, reduce hunger, help with weight loss, and are high in Vitamin E. Dates are rich in calcium, manganese, and copper; have moderate levels of B-complex vitamins; serve as an excellent source of potassium and iron; and are rich in dietary fiber.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dates

1/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup cocoa powder (pitted)

1/2 cup non-fat yogurt

1/2 cup boiling water

3 ice cubes

Directions:

Put the dates, almonds, cocoa, and hot water in the blender and let it set unblended for 5-10 minutes. Then, add the ice and yogurt and blend.

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