5 Thirst Quenching Summer Smoothies
Blackcurrant-Gooseberry Vitamin Smoothie
-300g fresh blackcurrants
-300g fresh gooseberries
-Juice of 1 lemon
-250ml skimmed milk
The vitamin power in this smoothie? Red fruits are low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals, notably potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin C (blackcurrant is among the fruits richest in vitamin C content at 200mg per 100g), and pro-vitamin A.
Melon Refresher Smoothie
-1 yellow melon
-Juice of 1 lemon
The refreshing power of this smoothie? Juicy fruits such as muskmelons or watermelons contain up to 91% water.
Banana-Fig Detox Smoothie
-200ml of milk
The detoxing power of this smoothie? Figs are a natural antioxidant, thanks to their flavonoid content. Bananas also have antioxidant properties, plus they're packed with beta and alpha-carotene, two carotenoids that are converted by the body into vitamin A. Vitamin A plays an important role in the absorption of iron, which is essential for generating energy.
Strawberry-Mint Fat-Burner Smoothie
-Few (fresh) mint leaves
-2 small cups low-fat, natural yoghurt
The fat-burning power of this smoothie? Like pineapple, green tea, and broccoli, mint is a superfood that naturally burns fat and purifies the body. These foods kickstart enzymes that burn fat and increase the metabolism by 20%.after a meal.
Berry-Berry Gourmet Smoothie
-160g mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
-2 tablespoons grenadine syrup
-3 tablespoons single cream
-6ml apple juice
The gourmet power of this smoothie? It's rich and indulgent. To make it even tastier, you can add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup, some almonds or hazelnuts, and a bit of grated coconut.... Or why not just go with a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of melted chocolate?