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Summer can be hot all year round!
With the soaring temperatures and day long humidity, your body tends to lose a lot of water making you feel dehydrated and weak.
So, what now?
Are you reaching into your pockets to buy cartons of sugar-loaded sodas and fizzy health destroyers?
Just to let you know each can of your oh-so-healthy Diet Coke has a combination of artificial sweeteners which triggers insulin release into your body, making it enter a weight gain mode.
Now for those who buy bottled fruit juices (even with those enticing promotion quotes “made with 99% fresh fruits”), let’s just re-establish that no fruits are healthy if they are pureed, processed, bottled and stored for weeks.
Let this heat not roast your brain or cause you to stuff yourself with unhealthy substances!
Opt for loads of healthy, fresh liquids like lemon water with rock salt, coconut water, loads of colorful fruits and fresh:
To help you survive the heat, we compiled a list of smoothies, to save you cost and time while you stay healthy!
So try them now,
Each one for each day of your week!
Let your motivational Monday smoothie give you a healthy start to the LONG week ahead!
This is especially for all you coffee lovers, who can’t get to their desk without their fingers wrapped around a warm coffee mug!
Ingredients:1 – Apple 2 Pieces – Monkey Cola 150 ml – Milk 50 Grams – Yogurt 1 Piece – Cardamom/Ginger 1 Teaspoon – Honey
- Pour coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
- Combine all the ingredients in a blender, including the coffee ice cubes and blend until smooth.
- Serve chilled.
So this smoothie gets me up and going.
Yes, coffee does lead to dehydration but the small quantity used, with loads of cocoa powder, oats and banana loads you up with vitamins, slow carbohydrates, fiber and omega 3 fats from flax seeds.
You can use chopped dates instead of honey to give you iron, potassium and magnesium.
No kidding you will forget your cup of mocha after this one!
Yes, just the second day of week still, loads to work on, awaiting deadlines to deal with, all the stress!
Make yourself this refreshing fat-free Citrus smoothie for an energy boost!
Refreshing Citrus Smoothie
Ingredients:200 Grams or 1 Cup – Yogurt 1 Medium Sized – Orange 2 Tablespoons – Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon – Hemp Seeds 5-6 Pieces – Ice Cubes
- Place all the ingredients in blender and mix for a minute.
- Serve chilled.
It’s as refreshing as it looks.
Orange and lemon juice are so easy to get, these are excellent sources of vitamin C and packed with antioxidants that keep your boosts your immunity, improves your blood flow, maintains a healthy heart, lowers bad cholesterol and gives you clear, glowing skin.
Dealing with the mid-week crisis?
Sip on this smoothie.
Its cooling effect prepares your body to deal with the heat!
Fresh Apple Smoothie
Ingredients:1 Cup – Strong Brewed Coffee 1 – Banana 1/4 Cup – Rolled Oats 1 Tablespoon – Cocoa Powder 1 Tablespoon – Flaxseed Meal 1/8 Teaspoon – Ground Cinnamon 1 Cup – Milk 1 Teaspoon – Honey
- Remove the white skin of ice apple and chop them into small pieces.
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth.
- Add some ice cubes and serve chilled.
Monkey Cola is a refreshing fruit that cures all the dehydration, stomach burns, ulcers and acidity which are commonly associated with heat.
This micro-nutrient rich fruit should be added to your diet with this smoothie or in your fruit salad to keep your water/electrolyte balance under control.
So close to Friday yet so far away!
All you need is a little bit of patience and loads of honey and cinnamon to get yourself through till the last day.
Try this fresh Pumpkin Cinnamon delight!
Ingredients:1/2 Cup – Pumpkin Puree 150 ml – Milk 50 Grams – Yogurt 1/4 Teaspoon – Powdered Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon – Honey
- Blend all the ingredients for a minute and serve chilled.
Pumpkin smoothie tastes very different, not bitter, not sour – very different!
Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A and other minerals such as phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.
It is a complete health package that helps you sleep better, improves vision, lowers high blood pressure and protects your heart too.
If you want to make it healthier, add a spoonful of Chia Seeds and some chunky Mango flesh to add on to the fiber and vitamins.
Woohoo, finally Friday!
To get your crazy weekend started, go for this cleansing smoothie an absolute stunning combination of color, health and taste!
Tropical Green Smoothie
Ingredients:1 Glass – Fresh Coconut Water 1 Cup – Spinach ½ – Ripe Mango ½ Cup – Grapes 1 Chopped – Medjool Date 2 Teaspoon – Hemp Seeds
- Put all the above ingredients in a blender, blend till 20 seconds, leave it chunky, transfer to your jar and enjoy!
This drink will keep you hydrated, so make one at home now!
Add your favorite greens and fruits with loads of sunflower/pumpkin/hemp/flax seeds for the additional fats.
In my opinion, a green smoothie should be had at the start of the week for the following reason:
They offer pure nutrition abundance of vitamin A, C, iron and protein!
In general, these smoothies particularly boost your energy levels and give you higher mental clarity and focus, clear skin and better digestion.
Remember to protect yourself from the sun, stay hydrated and stay healthy!
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