If you’re looking for simple ways to eat more fruits and vegetables this summer, you may want to invest in a blender. You can beat the heat and get an energy boost to start the day by using your favourite fruits and veggies to create the most delicious, healthy smoothies. Try out these seasonally inspired smoothies to stay cool during summer, and to enjoy a tasty treat with major health benefits. Whip out your blender and serve up these healthy smoothie recipes for the whole family this holiday season.
10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes
1. Grape & Berry Protein Smoothie
Berries and sweet frozen grapes are an ideal complement to each other in a smoothie. Blend them up together and your smoothie will be full of antioxidants. By blending grapes, their skin is broken down, further releasing vitamin C stored in the fruit, as well as manganese and potassium.
2. Vitamin C Smoothie
For a refreshing drink on those hot summer days, make a citrus smoothie with strawberries, orange juice, goji berries, lime juice, half a banana and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
3. Strawberry Kiwi Yoghurt Smoothie
For a real energy boost, try out this nutritious smoothie. It has creamy yoghurt, kiwis and fresh strawberries. Add an extra spoon of chia seeds for a kick of protein, iron and fibre.
4. Choco Banana Breakfast Smoothie
What better excuse to indulge in your chocolate cravings than in a healthy drink? A cocoa-infused breakfast smoothie lets you indulge while giving you the energy boost needed to get through the day.
5. Low-Calorie Vegetable Smoothie
Full of goodness with fresh cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, spinach and celery, a low-carb smoothie is an easy way to stay hydrated during summer and increase your daily intake of fibre, vitamins and minerals. You can add a splash of lemon juice to make the smoothie a tad more citrusy.
6. Five Ingredient Tropical Smoothie
If you want a smoothie that tastes just like summer, you can have just that with this bright, season-inspired smoothie. Simply blend some mangoes, pineapple chunks, and orange slices with some chopped banana and a little coconut water, and there’s your tropical smoothie.
7. Sweet Green Smoothie With Honey
This delightfully refreshing smoothie is rich in fibre and will keep you full until lunchtime if enjoyed in the morning. Filled with avocado, spinach, almond milk, green tea and raw honey, there’s more than enough goodness to keep you going. If you feel like you need some extra nutrients, try adding mangoes to the smoothie.
8. Cranberry Citrus Smoothie
Packed with vitamin C, fibre and protein, this healthy and refreshing smoothie practically screams summer. You can swap out oranges with tangerines, pineapples or grapefruits. Any of these blended with cranberry, or a mixture of your favourite berries will surely keep you refreshed this summer.
9. Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie
Fresh blueberries blended with creamy almond butter make this smoothie a refreshing, nutritious snack for an afternoon during even the hottest days. Add a spoonful of flax or chia seeds to make this smoothie even richer in fibre. It can also be made with peanut butter or sunflower seed butter if preferred.
10. Refreshing Pineapple And Kale Smoothie
A refreshing pineapple and kale vegan smoothie made with four simple ingredients for a delicious breakfast or snack. Other than the tropical flavours of coconut water and the main ingredients mentioned above, the final touch is a ripe banana.
We hope you enjoy these 10 healthy smoothie recipes for summer, and hopefully, this summer will be a healthier and more active one for you. When making smoothies, you don’t need the most exotic or interesting ingredients all the time; you can simply make an amazing-tasting smoothie with a handful of frozen mixed berries and bananas, and any additions you’re craving. For more nutritious eating advice, check out these 5 tips for healthy eating during summer.
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