Oh, summer, the weather is warm, there are a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables, nice sunshine to go outside and be active. Summer is really the best time to enjoy a refreshing smoothie. Blended smoothies can be a replacement of a meal particularly if you are on a mission to lose weight. Smoothies can as well be taken any other time during the day and are perfect if taken between meals if you require adding weight or gaining more muscle.
Here are some of my favorite summertime smoothies:
The Creamsicle Smoothie
This fruit milk and yogurt smoothie is one good for a vitamin C shot! A portion of this smoothie has 128% of your every day in addition to 43% of your everyday requirement of calcium for bone-building. As a result, it may possibly help your body to stave off poor health. This smoothie is made by blending 1 cup of low-fat plain yogurt, 2 peeled oranges with seeds removed and cut into large pieces,( you can use a half cup of orange juice instead), 1 banana, 1 cup of skim milk and a handful of ice
This is a fruit-packed smoothie and this one can be a healthy breakfast and it as well as an option of being taken between meals. According to the study done in the year 2012, thick smoothies help one to feel filled for a long time. Therefore, the thick smoothie mango and the Greek yogurt rich in protein will make you feel full until the time of your next meal. You can make this smoothie by blending 1 cup of frozen or fresh raspberries, 1 cup of frozen or fresh chopped mango, 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed, 1 cup of plain low-fat Greek yogurt and a few splashes of water.
Fresh Mint Smoothie
A mixture of mint and kiwi makes this a stimulating drink and a sweet delicacy. It is as well a very good source of calcium and fiber and a good source of vitamins C and K too. To make this smoothie, blend 1/2 cup of low-fat milk, 3 cups of kiwi fruit that is peeled and cut into pieces,1 tablespoon of honey, 2 to three 3 tablespoons of chopped mint and a handful of ice.
Watermelon Agua Fresco
Agua Fresca, for clean, icy waters, is a mixture of watermelon, fruit, water, and honey that are blended all together. It is normally served ice cold. Watermelon Agua Fresca is the best drink to enjoy on a garden courtyard. To make this smoothie, blend 4 cups of large pieces of watermelon without seeds, 1 cup of cold water, 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice, 1 tablespoon honey to taste and lime wedges.
Both Strawberries and Rhubarb are a good source of vitamin C, that assists the body in absorbing iron and also act as an antioxidant. A single portion of this smoothie contains 90 %of your recommended day by day importance of vitamin C. this smoothie is made by blending 1 cup of fresh or frozen pieces of Rhubarb, 1 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries, a half cup of frozen or fresh blueberries, a small banana, 1 cup of unsweetened almond drink, a half tablespoon of vanilla extract and a number of ice cubes