Smooth-tastic Summer

Summer is on! Yaay! Have you been hitting the gym of late? (Say, y-y-yess) We have, actually. Summer is the season to get your beast mode on for the gym and what better way to power up your day than to indulge in some healthy smoothies?!

Calling smoothies energy fuel wouldn’t be wrong, eh? What’s fun about these is that you can play around with different fruits, vegetables, nuts, and even spices. See, you don’t always have to be a chef to prepare delicacies. But just make sure not to cook up a storm 😉

To get you started here are some easy smoothie recipes that will hopefully give you the taste of adventure and fuel to get you going throughout your day.

Fruity Smoothie

Picture Credit - Best Health Mag
Picture Credit – Best Health Mag

Ingredients
4 cups (1 L) ripe strawberries
1 cup (250 ml) plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup (125 ml) fresh orange juice
1 tbsp (15 ml) sugar, or to taste

Directions
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend everything together for about 15 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Serve chilled.

Recipe Courtesy
Best Health Mag

Green Smoothie

Picture Credit - Best Health Mag
Picture Credit – Best Health Mag

Ingredients
1 cup (250 ml) orange juice
1/2 cup (125 ml) plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup (250 ml) baby spinach leaves
1 cup (250 ml) raw broccoli florets
2 Tbsp (30 ml) ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp (30 ml) fresh mint
1 cup (250 ml) fresh or frozen strawberries

Directions
Blend together all the ingredients in a food processor or the blender in the order listed for about a minute or until the desired consistency is reached. Serve chilled.

Recipe Courtesy
Best Health Mag

Remember you can always add protein or some nuts, or add whatever that’ll make you enjoy these drinks even more. Just make sure not to add too many ingredients. Keep it simple and smooth.

And, on that healthy note, Happy Weekend to you all!

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