Looking for the best way to cool off on the hot summer days? Fruit smoothies are delicious and low in calories, so you should definitely try them out. All you need is a blender and some fruits or veggies. Some recipes may require milk or yogurt. If you’re a vegetarian, use almond or soy milk. Add mint leaves for a refreshing taste and sprinkle vanilla or dark chocolate on top. Here are some refreshing summer smoothies to try out:
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This flavor-packed drink can be prepared in a multitude of ways. The original recipe requires strawberries, bananas, and low fat yogurt or milk. Don’t forget ice! In addition to these ingredients, you can add vanilla extract, mint leaves, honey, coconut milk, or ice cream. Use frozen strawberries and bananas, or create ice cubes out of coconut water for a thick texture.
For this delicious smoothie recipe, you’ll need orange juice, strawberries, cantaloupe, and ice. Mix everything in a blender, add ice, and serve immediately. If the cantaloupe isn’t ripe enough, add some honey. You can also pour the mixture into popsicle molds to make a healthy treat.
Green Summer Smoothie
Packed with antioxidants and fiber, this refreshing beverage will fill you up and quench your thirst. Its key ingredients are cucumbers, baby spinach, kiwi, avocado, low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt or frozen kefir orange juice, and mint leaves. Blend everything until smooth, and leave it in the fridge for at least one hour. Enjoy it!
Mango Papaya Smoothie
This high-vitamin smoothie will delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more. All you need are some frozen bananas, fresh finger, coconut milk, almond milk, papaya, and mango. Mix all ingredients in a blender, leave it in the fridge for two hours, and garnish with coconut flakes before serving.