Summer heat can be exhausting and dehydrating. That’s why it is very important to include cooling and water-rich fruits and vegetables in your diet. Delicious and nutritious smoothies are a great way to do so.
One of best liquids to use in your smoothies is coconut water. It is a natural thirst quencher, hydrates the body, replenishes the minerals and has a range of other amazing benefits.
Almond and hemp milks are another great alternatives. Almond milk is very nutritious and contains many vitamins and minerals like magnesium, Vitamin E, potassium manganese and selenium. It also has low fat and low calorie count.
Hemp milk is packed with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, contains important minerals including magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, folic acid, zinc, as well as vitamin A, E, D, and B12.
Try out these delicious recipes and let us know which one you like most.
1. Cacao Power Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (cherries would be great too)
- 1.5 cups coconut water
- 2 tbs raw cacao powder
- 1 tbs chia seeds or chia powder
- 1/2 tsp maca powder
- 1 tbs raw coconut oil
- 1 tbs raw honey
Instructions: Simply blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender like Vitamix until smooth.
2. Raspberry Energy Booster Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 cup pineapple
- 2-3 cups coconut water, almond milk or hemp milk
Instructions: Blend all ingredients together for 30 seconds or until you reach the consistency you desire and enjoy!
3. Green Powerhouse Smoothie
- 2 stalks of celery
- 1 cucumber
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 tbsp Green Vibrance by Vibrant Health (best green powder we found so far)
- 1/4 tsp organic ginger powder
- 1/2 peeled lemon
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 2-3 cups coconut water
Instructions: Chop ingredients and put in high speed blender. Blend on high for 15-30 seconds and serve.
Thanks to Young and Raw for some great recipes.