It’s summertime and smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack. They provide you with protein, healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables. Smoothies gives you an instant burst of nutrition all in one gulp. If you’re figuring out some creative ways to include fruits and veggies in your kids’ diet this summer, then lucky you! Here are three great summer smoothie recipes for you to try.
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Mango is rich in antioxidants which protect against breast, colon and prostate cancers. This delicious tropical fruit lowers your cholesterol levels, clears your skin, promotes eye health, boosts digestion, fights heat stroke and increases your immunity levels.
Add some non-fat milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla or honey, mango, banana and unsweetened coconut to a blender. Blend until smooth for 3 minutes. Top it off with crushed ice, chia seeds, coconut scrapings and cubed mango pieces.
Strawberry Cantaloupe Smoothie
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A single serving of strawberry apparently has 150 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C. This vitamin is essential for a healthy immune system. The nutrients in strawberries fight against arthritis and gout. Strawberries protect against cancer and boost your brain power.
Cantaloupe has a rich nutrient diversity and reduces your risk of metabolic syndrome. It is a group of health problems that includes high blood fats, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and too much body fat.
Put cantaloupes and strawberries in a blender and blend at high speed. Add yogurt, orange juice, ginger juice and sugar and blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend until the smoothie becomes frothy. Transfer and serve in tall glasses.
Spinach and coconut smoothie
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Spinach is low in fat and cholesterol. Spinach has abundant antioxidants which boost your colon health. It is good for your heart and greatly enhances your brain function.
Coconut has anti-microbial properties and supports your immunity. It is a natural source of quick energy and protects your body from cancers due to insulin reduction. Coconut promotes your heart health and improves good cholesterol levels.
Blend a cup of seedless green grapes, coconut milk and spinach in a blender until smooth and frothy. Pour into glasses and enjoy it chilled.
Try these delicious smoothies- but don’t stop here. Have fun mixing and matching your favorite fruits and vegetables to come up with your own smoothie masterpieces.
Swarnambal John is an experienced health and wellness writer. She writes the blog healthyhomosapien. She is also a contributor to a couple of prestigious online magazines.