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Shake It Up! 4 Delicious and Nutritious Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love

By: Almu Romero

These 4 smoothie and juice recipes are perfect for hot days. Not only that, they are also nutritious and will help you stay in shape. Here are the recipes! Take note!

Summer is just around the corner! With the arrival of hot days, we crave fresher foods that help quench our thirst and withstand high temperatures. What better than opting for some delicious smoothies or natural juices? These are a healthy and tasty snack to refresh ourselves, very easy to make, and provide us with fiber, water, vitamins, and minerals. Moreover, they are ideal for consumption at any time of the day, as they digest very well.

Try to consume them immediately after preparing them, but if you can’t, prepare them beforehand, and store them in the refrigerator, in a stainless-steel container with a lid, to maintain all the nutrients. We can consume them at room temperature or cold, adding a couple of ice cubes or leaving the fruits in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before making the juice or smoothie.

Tip: To make the smoothies creamier, try blending the liquid ingredients with the green leaves first, and then add the fruits and any extra ingredients you want to add.

Green Goddess Smoothie

This one is perfect for mornings if you don’t have much time for breakfast, especially if you’re not used to eating raw foods, as digestion is always slower in the afternoon.

Ingredients

Half a banana

1 stalk of celery

1/4 cup chopped spinach

1/2 cup pineapple

1 cup water

Preparation

Clean the ingredients well. First, mix the water, celery, and spinach in the blender until creamy. Then, add the banana and pineapple and continue blending.

Post-Workout Smoothie

Ideal for athletes. This açaí smoothie, loaded with nutrients, will provide us with antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids that can help combat cellular aging. Plus, if you add a tablespoon of vanilla-flavored protein powder (it’s the flavor that goes best), it will help your muscles recover after a tough workout. Note: If you don’t want to take the protein like this, you can substitute it with spinach or kale.

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk

2 tablespoons açaí ice cream

1/2 Banana

1/4 strawberries

A teaspoon of chia (leave it in the water for at least 15 minutes to become viscous)

Preparation

First, mix the almond milk with the açaí (or spinach if you’re using them as a substitute). Then, add the strawberries, banana, and finally the chia. Mix well, and enjoy!

Vitamin C, to the rescue!

If, besides refreshing yourself, you also want to boost your immune system, this juice will give you an extra dose of vitamin C.

Ingredients

1 cup chopped pineapple

1 cup orange juice

1/2 grapefruit

4 mint leaves

Preparation

First, squeeze the oranges separately. Then, mix the orange juice, pineapple, and grapefruit in a blender. Finally, if desired, you can add the mint leaves.

Chocolate Smoothie for Sweet Lovers

And since it can’t all be green… here’s the recipe for a delicious chocolate smoothie, perfect for those of us with a sweet tooth.

Ingredients

1 cup chopped raspberries

1 small banana or 1/2 banana

2 small teaspoons of low-calorie cocoa powder.

1 1/2 cups almond milk

2 small spoons of chia (you should leave it in the water for at least 15 minutes to become viscous).

Preparation

First, blend the almond milk with the raspberries until you get a creamy texture. Then add the chia, banana, and finally the cocoa.

What do you think of these ideas? We invite you to try these recipes and let us know if you liked them or not, let us know in the comments.

About the author: Almu Romero

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Madrid-born. I lived many years in Miami, a city I consider my second home. I spent all my childhood practicing rhythmic gymnastics, a discipline that led me to several championships in Spain. That's where my passion for sports comes from. Now I'm a teacher, a sports graduate, a personal trainer, a luxury event organizer, and a content creator specializing in fitness, style, and beauty.

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