Smoothies are the coolest way to pamper ourselves with the healthiest punch. Below are 8 sumptuous smoothies to pick-you-up, leaving you refreshingly cool and energized.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This is a healthier alternative for a combo with loads of calories like in ice- cream milkshakes.
You need 2 frozen chopped bananas, cup of organic strawberries (dice them), 1 cup milk, some ice cubes and a tablespoon of honey.
Freeze the chopped bananas and keep it for 2 hours. Blend all the above ingredients for 25 seconds. Stir the concoction for another 10 and voila! Your delicious smoothie is ready to slurp on!
Mango Papaya Smoothie
Do you love papayas? If yes then this one is for you and if not then after having this you will start loving papayas.
You need couple of frozen chopped bananas, a ripe mango (diced and peeled), a ripe papaya (diced, seeds removed), a cup of almond milk, coconut milk, fresh ginger with coconut flakes (for garnish)
Bled all the ingredients nicely usually keeping it on a processing pulse for 30 seconds. Once done, you can dive into the freshness of this amazing smoothie.
How long since you have experienced a drink as delicious and healthy without pretending? This is the perfect smoothie to lay off all the pretence and give summer the chills.
You need half a cup of organic blueberries along with a cup of vanilla soy milk, plain yogurt, some ice cubes and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Bled all the ingredients nicely usually keeping it on a processing pulse for 30 seconds. Once done, you can experience the blueberry magic!
Red Grape Smoothie
Do you want to experience the pleasure and health benefits of red wine sans a hangover? This one is for you.
All you need is a large cup of red seedless grapes (rinse and freeze them for half an hour), cup of vanilla soy milk and plain yogurt along with some ice cubes and brown sugar.
Bled all the ingredients nicely usually keeping it on a processing pulse for 30 seconds. Once done, this smoothie will rejuvenate your body as it passes down your throat.
Bonus tip– Add some chilled grapes from top for the extra treat at the bottom!
Honeydew and Cucumber Smoothie
This smoothie is cool, green and refreshingly beautiful; an ideal drink for hot summer afternoon.
You just need a half honeydew melon (diced), a cucumber (diced), a cup of plain yogurt, lemon juice, fresh mint, dash of brown sugar and sprigs for garnishing.
Bled all the ingredients nicely usually keeping it on a processing pulse for 30 seconds; after which this smoothie is a “glass of delight”.
What’s more favourable occasion to have an appetising watermelon frosty than summer?
You need to 3 cups of frozen watermelon cubes, cup of water, a tablespoon of maple syrup, juice of one lemon, and a fresh banana.
Bled all the ingredients nicely usually keeping it on a processing pulse for 30 seconds. Add more water if required while blending.
Bonus tip- Add as little water as possible; this will make your drink thick and frosty!
Banana Pina Guava Daiquiri
The Pina coladas are everyone’s favourite. However, here is another more refreshing variant. The Banana Pina Guava Daiquiri.
You need a banana, ice cubes, frozen pineapples, cup of guava juice, 1 lime juice and 3 shots tequila
Pumpkin Pie Fall Smoothie
Don’t love pumpkins? Here is a smoothie which will make you fall in love with pumpkins. You need 1 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon agave syrup, 1 cup pumpkin puree, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1 apple, and dried cranberries
Leaving the cranberries, blend all the ingredients in a blender until a smooth consistency. Top it up with cranberries and enjoy this delicious smoothie.
Further you will learn how to make smoothies the right way.
- Get a blender with minimum 800-watt motor. I would suggest Vitamix which is one of the most trusted brands in high performance blending technology.
- To save time, prepare frozen fruit in advance. Cut the fruits and freeze them over a baking sheet. Once done, store them in a container or freezer bag.
- Frozen bananas make your smoothies thick and delicious without condescending other flavours.
- When you feel the gruff while blending, add ingredients like milk, yogurt, water, or juice. Proceed with adding lighter, and drier ingredients, like leafy greens. Now, top it up with weighty ingredients like ice and fruit pieces.
If you follow the above tips in a systematic manner, you’ll always make the most delicious smoothies of the right consistency.
Add hemp seeds which give a mild, nutty flavour. Have these delicious smoothies served in salt rimmed glasses and see the difference!