Summer 2017 is just around the corner and as you plan your trips to the beach, make sure you plan on staying hydrated and don’t forget to replenish your body. As the temperatures ruse, the high often drains you of energy. But, the bright sunny days bring us a lot of colorful, juicy and delicious fruits that will not only keep you hydrated but also give you that extra kick of energy to keep you going with the extra hours of daylight! The choices of summer fruits are endless - watermelons, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, mangoes, cucumbers, lemon, tomatoes, oranges, papayas, cantaloupes… the list is endless!

These summer fruits are great to eat in a variety of different ways. You can eat them just by themselves, or add them to your salads. You can make desserts out of them or

Here are such 5 irresistible and super cool smoothie recipes -

1. Rubylicious Summer Cooler

This smoothie is not only yummy, but it is also gorgeous. Blend the following ingredients together and you’ll see what we mean.

  • 1 cup of watermelon diced
  • 1 cup of strawberries (you can use raspberries also or do ½ cup each)
  • 1 frozen banana (make sure to use frozen bananas for extra creaminess)
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Nutritional Boost - Watermelon is a nutrition powerhouse with considerable amounts of Vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants, amino acids and loads of lycopene. Strawberries are also packed with fiber, vitamins and polyphenols. Banana is packed with calcium and potassium. Coconut water aid in replenishing electrolytes and keeping you extra cool.
 

2. Very Berry Smash Up

Try this sweet and tangy smoothie and your taste buds will ask for more! You need to blend together the following ingredients until smooth. Use all the berries frozen for an extra doze of chill!

  • ¼ cup strawberries  
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup cherries (use froze so you don’t have to deal with the pits)
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  •  ½ a banana
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup berry flavored Greek yogurt (you can use orange or plan yogurt also)
Nutritional Boost – Berries are super rich in Vitamin C, low in calories and have amazing antioxidant properties.  

 

3. Purple Dazzle Protein Smoothie

Drink this in the morning after your workout to not only cool you down, but to get you ready to take on the day like a boss! Mix all the ingredients in a blender and drink up.

  • 1 cup seedless purple grapes (you can use red also)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 scoops of your favorite vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup orange juice (you can use grape juice too)
  • ½ cup water (use coconut water to make this extra cooling)
Nutritional Boost – The grapes provide you with a healthy dose of manganese, potassium and Vitamin C. They are a great low-calorie fruit and a perfect addition to smoothies.

 

4. Peachy Beachy Green Smoothie

 

Kick start hot and lazy summer mornings with this cool, nutritious and power-packed green smoothie! Blend the following ingredients together and voila!  

  • 1 cup peaches
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups kale (you can use spinach as well)
  • 2 scoops of your favorite vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk (you can use soy milk also)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
Nutritional Boost – Delicious peaches provide you with Vitamins A and C, potassium, dietary fiber. Pineapples carry a whole lot of goodness in forms of abundant Vitamin C, calcium, phosphorous, manganese and potassium. And kale is loaded with lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, calcium and potassium.  

5. Coco Mango Chiller

 

There is no perfect chiller other than the blissful combination of sweet ripe mangoes and creamy coconut milk. Blend together these 3 ingredients and get ready for paradise!

  • 2 cup frozen mangoes
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Nutritional Boost – Coconut milk is known to lower cholesterol levels, prevent heart strokes and improve blood pressure. It’s also a great option for vegans and those allergic to dairy and nut or grain based milks. Mangoes are rich in fiber, Vitamins A, C and B6 and aid in keeping your glycemic index in control.

All of these recipes are simple to fit into the busiest of schedules and require no extra prep. If you are tempted to make a batch of these in advance, but are skeptical about maintaining their freshness quotient, we’ve got you covered.

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