Another rendition of the super-healthy smoothie recipes, mostly aimed at cooling you down during summer is here. Find your favorite smoothie and enjoy all of the tastiness it provides, accompanied by numerous health benefits that the vitamins and minerals found in the ingredients provide.
- Watermelon refresher
Watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits out there. It provides us with enough water to restore our dehydrated cells, with the taste as an added benefit. Most people have one sitting in their fridge during summer, as it is an inexpensive way to cool you down.
- 2 cups of chopped watermelon
- ¼ cup of milk (fat free is the best option)
- 2 cups of ice
Add the watermelon slices and ice to a blender and pulse until ice is no longer chunky, or to whatever consistency you prefer your smoothies to be. Add the milk and blitz for a few seconds to combine it well. If needed, add more ice. The ingredients listed are enough for two servings.
One serving of the watermelon refresher smoothie contains 56 calories, 2 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbs, 0.5 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, 19.5 milligrams of sodium, and 0.3 grams of fat.
- Vanilla Berry smoothie
If you find yourself craving vanilla-based ice cream, and you happen to be a fan of berries, such as raspberries and strawberries, this is the perfect beverage for you, it also happens to be a great aid to those who want to lose weight.
- ½ cup of frozen strawberries (unsweetened)
- ½ cup of frozen raspberries (unsweetened)
- ¾ cup of pineapple juice (you guessed it, unsweetened)
- 1 cup of vanilla yogurt (fat-free)
Combine the barriers and the pineapple juice, add the yogurt last, and blend until you reach the desired consistency. The ingredients listed are enough for two servings.
One serving of the vanilla berry smoothie contains 192 calories, 7 grams of protein, 41 grams of carbs, 2.5 grams of fiber, 35 grams of sugar, 86.5 milligrams of sodium, and 0.5 grams of fat.
- Fruit explosion smoothie
No matter if you can’t decide on what your favorite summer fruit is, or if you just have a bunch of fruit about to go bad, this smoothie is the one for you.
- ½ cup of sliced banana
- ½ cup of mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, etc.)
- ½ cup of pineapple (canned is better, as you can also add the juice)
- ½ cup of orange juice
- ½ cup of fat-free yogurt
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend for about two minutes, or until they’ve reached smooth consistency. The ingredients listed are enough for two servings.
One serving of the fruit explosion smoothie contains 140 calories, 3.5 grams of protein, 29 grams of carbs, 2.5 grams of fiber, 16 grams of sugar, 30 milligrams of sodium, and 2.5 grams of fat.