Summer is here and all we crave is for something yummy and ice-chilled. But in that desire of satiating our thirst, we tend to consume those sugary beverages and degrade our health on our own. But do not worry; here is a healthy yet the yummiest drink option for you, icy-cool Smoothies.
Smoothies are easy to make and a healthy option to include in your breakfast menu and kick start your day. You can gain protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats by making smoothies with ingredients that are rich in healthy nutrients. Homemade smoothies are way better than the packed juices available in the market that contain added preservatives and color.
You can make both veggies and fruit-based smoothies. Vegetables based smoothies are healthier as they do not have sugar of fruits and contains more fiber. Also if you are making fruit-based smoothie then do not add extra sugar, fruit juice, or any sweetener syrup, a little for taste is good but not in excess. For a healthy smoothie try to add only natural ingredients and avoid sugar, you can add low-fat milk or unsweetened non-dairy products such as coconut water, almond, cashew, etc, because the liquid base of smoothie plays a major role, therefore it should be something which doesn’t add calories to your health.
Here are a few smoothie recipes that are healthy and delicious to satiate your taste buds:
1.Spinach kale smoothie:
Want to try something to boost your health quickly? Then do try a glass full of a spinach kale smoothie. Its recipe is quite simple, all you need is:
- a half cup of unsweetened almond milk,
- 1 cup chopped freshly frozen spinach,
- one banana,
- half cup chopped kale,
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)
- 2 tbsp. honey
Combine all these ingredients and blend it until it gets smooth. Your smoothie is ready. You can freeze it cool before consuming it.
2. Banana smoothie:
A very common and easy to be made smoothie is of banana. You can make it a bit different from the usual recipe by adding some Flaxseed and yogurt. For the banana smoothie, you will require ingredients:
- 2 small sized bananas,
- 1 cup ice,
- ¾ cup milk,
- ¼ c. plain yogurt,
- 1 tbsp. flaxseed and
- 2 tsp. honey
Now add all this together and blend it for a healthy and yummy smoothie, you can also replace yogurt with the whip for a new version.
3. Watermelon Smoothie:
For this mouth-watering smoothie recipe, you will require:
- one chopped Apple,
- one yellow squash,
- 1bowl watermelon chunks,
- 3-4 cherries,
- half a cup of ice.
Blend it all and your ice-chilled smoothie is ready. The ingredient we have used here are beneficial for health. Apple contains high-fiber, cherries having melatonin-which helps in better sleep. And the berry powder has antioxidants and vitamin c.
4. Kiwi Smoothie:
Kiwi, one yummy thing to need to satiate your appetite and also complete your health requirements. Kiwi is a perfect fruit to consume vitamin C that works for skin brightening.
Ingredients you require for this smoothie are:
- 1 full cup of peeled Kiwi
Apart from the benefits of Kiwi, the recipe also has spinach which is full of vitamin K and iron. And all these ingredients together benefits in boosting your immune power. So for the recipe add 10-15 leaves of spinach with two peeled Kiwi, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice. Blend them well and have it for a strong immune system and a glowing skin.
5. Strawberry Smoothie:
Felt a mouth-watering luscious taste just by hearing the name of strawberry smoothie? Not only Strawberries are delectable but also they are full of nutrients and provide various health benefits. Strawberries are full of antioxidants and are good for our hair and skin. You can blend 8 strawberries with one large-sized peach with a cup of yogurt.
6. Carrot, Banana Smoothie:
A smoothie with a perfect Golden color to entice your taste buds to have at least a sip of it.
The ingredients which you need for this Smoothie are:
- 200 grams pineapple
- 4 carrots (small)
- 1 banana (large)
- A cup of Milk
Looking at all the ingredients you can judge how healthy this smoothie is for your body. From improving your vision of reducing chances of Arthritis pain to preventing chances of Cancer, this smoothie does all the wonders for your health.
This is another tasty version of having fruits in your diet. The ingredients you require for this smoothie are:
8. Orange Dream Smoothie:
Want some low-calories smoothie to upgrade your workout results? Here is a citrus-infused orange smoothie that you might need after your tough workout routine. The ingredients you require for this smoothie are:
- one Peeled orange
- Fat-free milk or yogurt
- Vanilla extract (optional)
- Ice cubes
Blend them until smooth and enjoy your delicious smoothie.
So, hopefully, you learned about Recipes For A Smooth Health today. To get more information about other health hacks, stay tuned to Dr. B. Lal Pharmacy