Beat The Heat With These Yummy Smoothies
The word "hot" fails to describe this summer's weather, even "boiling" seems to be an understatement. No matter where, the high temperatures are getting the best of us. While we should be acting fast to prevent global warming, we might as well cool our bodies. Whether you're tanning under the powerful rays by the beach or dreading the sticky heatwaves in the city, we've got you covered with the freshest smoothies to beat the heat. Slurp on these four quenching and healthy smoothies to get the lovely summer days back while keeping your bikini body nourished. We've got you the recipes of the most satisfying and rejuvenating of all summer smoothies.
Banana Strawberry Peach Smoothie
This three-fruit smoothie is all you need for a tasty and nutritious pick me up in a hot summer day. The drink is one of the highest in value: Banana provides you with potassium, strawberries keeps your immunity in check, and peach is good for your skin. For this recipe you will need one frozen ripe banana, 4 to 6 frozen strawberries, half a peach, and a small cup of peach nectar. Combine all in a blender and process. Purée until you get a thick and creamy texture. Add a slice of peach and an extra strawberry on top for garnish, and you're good to go.
Green Cucumber and Cantaloupe Smoothie
This green smoothie is full to the cup with vitamins and nutrients. With the summer fruit, cantaloupe, and a cucumber, you will get a much needed detox along with a quenching treat. Get 2 cups of low fat yogurt, 3 cups of chopped frozen cantaloupe, 2 medium peeled and chopped cucumbers, 12 fresh mint leaves, 2 to 4 tablespoons of lemon juice depending on your preference, and a teaspoon of honey. Blend until smooth, serve cold, and refresh yourself immediately.
Tropical Mango and Pineapple Smoothie
This "sweet with a dash of tart" smoothie tastes like summer. With the contrasting flavors and various benefits, it's the perfect mix of savoury and nourishing. Grab the ripest mango around, peel and cut into 1 cup of chunks. Cut a quarter of a frozen pineapple into 1 cup of big chunks as well. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice for a tangy finish, along with 2 tablespoons of sugar and a pinch of salt. All goes to the blender, top with a few ice cubes, and wait for a creamy perfection to blend its way out.
Zesty Lemonade Smoothie
Add some zest to your life with this super simple and flavoursome smoothie. The lemon in this smoothie will hydrate you well and provide you with vitamin C. On top of that, this smoothie's ingredients can be found anywhere and it will only take a few minutes. And these are the steps for a long awaited freshness: Pour a cup of milk into the blender, put half a cup of plain greek yogurt, add your 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, and complement with 2 tablespoons of honey. Top with 1 and a half cups of ice cubes, turn your blender on, and brace yourself for a replenishing swig. Easy peasy.
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