We love summer for its long days of sunshine... but when it brings with it that Australian heat and humidity, we need something to keep us cool. And what better drink to do the trick than those fresh summer smoothies? Whether you like them brimming with fruit or leafy greens, we have 7 of the freshest recipes to get you through the week!
You can power up any smoothie with these healthy add ins:
- nut butter will add extra protein
- chia seeds and ground flax for omega 3
- unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon for their antioxidant effect.
120ml of low fat plain yoghurt, 1 orange peeled and cut into chunks with seeds removed, 120ml of skim milk, 1/2 banana, ice. Blend and enjoy!
Contains Vitamin C and Calcium, so it is good not only for the immune system but also for healthy bones.
FRESH MINT SMOOTHIE
60ml of low fat milk, 1 kiwi peeled and sliced, 1/2 a table spoon of honey, 1 table spoon of chopped mint and ice. Blend everything together and refresh your day.
This smoothie contains Vitamin C and K and is a good source of fibre and calcium.
1 cup of baby spinach, 1 cup of cucumber chunks, 1/2 avocado pitted and peeled, 1 large kiwi fruit peeled and chopped, 1/2 cup of frozen vanilla yoghurt, 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice, 1/4 cup of mint leaves.
Simply blend together for a powerful antioxidant smoothie to start your day.
BERRY GOOD SMOOTHIE
1/2 cup of chopped strawberries, 1 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup of raspberries, 2 table spoons of honey, 1 tea spoon of fresh lemon and 1/2 cup of ice cubes.
Blend together for a fruity delight that contains a third of your daily fibre goal.
1 cup of frozen raspberries and strawberries, 1 banana, 1/3 cup of raw coconut meat, 1 cup of coconut milk, 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice, 1/2 pineapple cubed, 1 vanilla bean (with seeds scraped), 1 kiwi fruit sliced.
Blend everything together and transport yourself to a tropical paradise.
STRAWBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE
2 cups of strawberries, 1 whole banana chopped, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of greek yoghurt.
This simple recipe is perfect for busy days, easy to make, but full of flavour.
1 peeled orange, 1/4 cup of fat free yoghurt, 2 table spoons of frozen orange juice, 1/4 tea spoon of vanilla extract, 4 ice cubes.
Blend this up for the perfect way to cool down after a tough workout at the gym or a hot day at the beach.
OVER TO YOU
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