Summer fruits are incredibly yummy and can also be extremely healthy. Here’re 5 summer smoothies which will give your health a boost.
Berry Blast Smoothie
Berries are one of the most powerful source of antioxidants and fibre. They're known to reduce risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's disease. They are one of the fruits that are easily available in summers.
Mix 1 cup of berries of your choice (strawberries, raspberries and blueberries), 1/4 cup coconut water, 1/4 cup pomegranate juice, 1 small banana and 1 cup of ice cubes.
Did you know mango our all time favourite fruit is also great for sun protection? The naturally occurring antioxidants in mango, protects the skin against UVB-induced skin ageing.
Mix 3/4 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup of coconut water, 1 orange (peeled and halved), 1 fresh mango and 1/2 cup of ice cubes.
Cocoa is extremely rich in antioxidants. This vegan-friendly smoothie is also rich in fibre.
Mix 1/2 package coconut yogurt, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 1/8 cup cocoa powder, 2 cups baby spinach, I tablespoon ground flaxseed and 1 cup milk.
Each juicy bite of watermelon has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. This summer treat is fat free, very low in sodium.
Mix 2 cups of sliced watermelon, few mint leaves, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 cup of water.
Banana & Oats Smoothie
Banana is rich in potassium and vitamin B6. It helps improve digestion and cure ulcers. Oats are incredibly nutritious. They are rich in antioxidants and contain a powerful fibre called Beta Glucan. It helps lower cholesterol.
Mix 1 banana, few almonds, 1/2 cup curd, 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup milk.