It’s not summer yet, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait till then to indulge in a refreshing smoothie. Smoothies are easy to make and it’s even better if you have a fridge of fruits you want to clear! They’re great for mornings when you’re running late and you haven’t had time to have a sit-down breakfast or to drink after your workout at the gym when you don’t want to add on the calories you just lost. Here are some easy healthy smoothie recipes you can incorporate into your daily diet.
You most likely have bananas and strawberries on hand. If not, these two fruits are readily available! Peel some bananas, prep them by slicing them into chunks. Do the same for the strawberries. Put your bananas and strawberries in a Ziploc bag, freeze them and when you’re craving for a sweet treat, throw that mixture into a blender with a splash of milk just to loosen it up. For extra sweetness, add a teaspoon of honey to the mix and you’re set for the day!
Moving on from the classic to something with a twist, this recipe for a grapefruit and berry smoothie will add some zest and a refreshing kick to your diet. The combination of the tangy grapefruit and hint of spice from the mint will (hopefully) leave you feeling invigorated and ready to face the day!
If you’re not into having just a tiny tropical boost, this pineapple and coconut combination will send you straight to the beach regardless of the weather forecast where you live. Use frozen pineapples to avoid dealing with the hassle of peeling and chopping a whole pineapple.
This smoothie is dedicated to everyone who lives in a humid country (and also to those whose air conditioners have stopped working) because of how hydrating and revitalizing it is.
Watermelon is known for it’s high water content which means it keeps you hydrated throughout the warmer days. It’s also great on it’s own during the summer where you can get your fingers all messy. Put watermelon, coconut water and basil together to make a smoothie that’s equal parts delicious and refreshing.
With these easy and quick recipes, you’ll be able to indulge in a sweet treat that will refresh you whenever your sweet tooth acts up. In addition, it’s healthy and convenient to prepare beforehand to incorporate into your meal plans.
What are you favorite healthy smoothie recipes? Let us know in the comments below!
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