Simple Summer Smoothies

With summer soon approaching, fresh, juicy and colorful fruit is making a influx around town. Since it is ideal to eat in season, I like to take full advantage of all the delicious produce and incorporate it into my diet. So I created three super simple, summer inspired smoothies to hydrate, nourish and replenish our bodies during these long, hot days.

Each smoothie is no more than 5 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. They can be a meal, snack or just a special treat. And for each recipe, all you need to do is blend, serve and enjoy.

Happy smoothie summer!

For Hydration: Watermelon-Lime-Mint 

2 cups, tightly packed, diced seedless watermelon

1-2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves

1 teaspoon sweetener (agave, yacon syrup or coconut sugar)

1 lime, freshly squeezed

3-4 ice cubes

WATERMELON benefits:

Soothes sore muscles, improves circulation, bone and cardiovascular health, lowers cholesterol, rich in vitamins and minerals, low in calorie, prevents cancer, reduces accumulation of fat in cells, natural diuretic that doesn’t strain kidneys, powerful alkalizing electrolyte and immune booster

For Dessert: Cherry Cacao Delight 

1 cup milk of your choice (hemp, almond, coconut)

2 tablespoons cacao powder

1 cup frozen pitted cherries

1 small frozen banana

CHERRY benefits:

Reduces belly fat and helps with weight management, lowers cholesterol, blood pressure and inflammation, offers pain relief from osteoarthritis, alleviates muscle soreness, improves sleep (in duration and quality), high in antioxidants, prevents cancer, slows down aging process, eliminates migraine headaches

For Breakfast: Banana Mango Coconut Lassi 

 

1 ripe banana, cut into chunks

1 mango, cut into chunks

1½ cups milk (almond, hemp, coconut)

1½ tablespoons melted coconut oil

6 large ice cubs

 

MANGO benefits:

High in antioxidants/vitamins/fiber, prevents cancer, lowers cholesterol, helps clear skin, promotes good eyesight, alkalizes body, low glycemic so great for diabetes, helps digestion and elimination, boosts immune system

 

 

Cheers to your health!