Beat the heat this summer with these top 10 smoothies

Are you looking for a way to beat the heat of this sweltering summer? The weather has been mercilessly unforgiving of late and everyone is perspiring buckets under the sun.

A refreshing smoothie is one of the best escapes, albeit temporary but welcoming nonetheless. And home-made smoothies are the best when it comes to both, taste and health.

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We have compiled here 10 of the most popular recipes. Each recipe is made from fresh ingredients, topped with delicious add-ons. Choose your favourite concoction and blend away! Check out more such refreshing recipes on Gympik to cool off the summer heat.

  1. Green smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup spinach
  2. 1 cup kale
  3. ½ banana
  4. A small handful of almonds
  5. 3 to 5 raw Brazil nuts
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1-2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
  8. ½ can of full-fat coconut milk

2. Tomato carrot beetroot smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups carrot grated
  2. 1 cup tomato cubed
  3. 3/4 cup grated beetroot
  4. A pinch of salt
  5. Pepper
  6. Lemon juice (topping)
  7. Honey – ½ tsp. (topping)

3. Tomato capsicum smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 3/4 cup carrot cubes (unpeeled)
  2. 3/4 cup red capsicum cubes
  3. 1 cup tomato cubes
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

4. Cucumber spinach mint juice

Ingredients:

  1. ½ cucumber cubed
  2. 1 cup mint leaves
  3. ¼ cup spinach blanched
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

5. Pomegranate apple smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1 medium apple peeled and cubed
  2. 1 cup pomegranate (choose seedless pomegranate if available)
  3. ½ tsp. honey
  4. Salt to taste

6. Pineapple papaya carrot smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. ½ small pineapple cut into cubes
  2. 1 cup papaya cubed
  3. ¼ cup grated carrots
  4. Few mint leaves
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. 1 small piece ginger grated

7. Carrot-mango smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
  2. ½ cup shredded carrots
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  4. ½ cup coconut water
  5. ¼ cup water

8. Chocolate-beet-berry smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. ½ cup peeled chopped raw beet
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 cup strawberries/blueberries/raspberries
  4. ½ cup coconut water
  5. ¼ cup water
  6. 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

9. Orange-vanilla-smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1 navel orange, peeled
  2. ¼ cup fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt
  3. 2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
  4. ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 4 ice cubes

10. Papaya pineapple smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1 papaya, cut into chunks
  2. 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  3. ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
  4. ½ cup crushed ice
  5. 1 tsp. coconut extract
  6. 1 tsp. ground flaxseed

So there you have it: 10 of the best and healthiest smoothies recipes. As if that’s not enough, these smoothies are easy to prepare, ingredients are easy to come by, and each mixture barely takes 5 minutes to prepare! Get ready to tackle the summer blaze with these cool and refreshing mash-ups of your favourite fruits and veggies.

For detailed instructions, check out this article and surprise your loved ones with their favourite blends!

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Rohit Dassani

Rohit Dassani is one of the top culinary reviewer on Zomato/TripAdvisor for the last 5years. By profession he is a IT Professional who escapes to world of food whenever he gets a chance. You can reach him via contact page or email!

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3 Responses

  1. Rajat says:

    Enjoyed reading your tips to beat the heat. nice article by the way

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