High temperatures of the summer can lead to dehydration. It is essential to stay hydrated by drinking water and fresh fruit juices to avoid complications.
Here are some easily made recipes from nutritionist Suvidha Raibole of Care24 for home-made smoothies that will instantly cool you down and keep you fresh and healthy.
‘Smoothies made from fruits and vegetables are the perfect drink for summer as they help prevent dehydration.’
Smoothie for Digestion: Green Smoothie
This jade-green smoothie has anti-inflammatory, stomach-soothing foods such as ginger. It also includes probiotic rich yogurt.
1 cup cubed honeydew melon
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1/2 cup kale
1/2 cup plain yogurt, preferably organic
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Dash of ground cloves
Well blended, this alkalizing smoothie improves your digestion and boosts nutrient absorption. Ginger settles the stomach, while the flax seeds provide omega-3s and fiber.
Smoothie to Increase Metabolism: Yummy Tropical Smoothie
This one has so many yummy tropical fruits that you may just want to enjoy one every day. While it does help to boost your metabolism, it also has Vitamins A and C and zinc so it helps to boost your immune system as well.
½ cup cantaloupe - cubed
½ cup mango - cubed
¼ cup pumpkin seeds -finely chopped
½ cup pineapple - cubed
Enough water to thin - again, this is dependent on how thin or thick you want your drink. Just blend all of the ingredients together and enjoy.
Smoothie for Healthy Hair: Spinach and Berry Smoothie
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3-5 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy. Berries are a great source of Vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron. Spinach provides folate and Iron that helps red blood cells transport oxygen around the body.