Its summer and now is the time to cool your body with these healthy albeit delicious smoothies.
Smoothies are a good substitute for snacking and are a dieter’s best friend. Watermelon is one of the best diet fruits, being light and absolutely yummy.
6-8 watermelon cubes
½ cup ice
1 cup milk
1 scoop lemon sorbet
Depending on your diet, you can adjust the ingredients of your smoothie to suit your needs. The milk can be replaced with soymilk or low fat milk. The lemon sorbet gives the drink the perfect sweet and tangy taste. Put all the ingredients together and blend till the mixture is smooth, then serve.
Sweet Basil Smoothie
Refreshing drinks aren’t only restricted to fruity ones. This delightful recipe can be made with basil leaves and lemon syrup as the chief flavors = a welcome change from the typical smoothies.
300 ml plain yoghurt
1 handful of basil leaves
350 ml lemon juice
Handful of ice
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth and frothy. It’s best when served immediately. If you want a little extra zing, drizzle some honey over the top.
Apple Ginger Smoothie
This type of smoothie can be used as a stomach soother which can ease symptoms like nausea or a simple stomach ache.
½ cup water
½ cup ice
1 piece ginger root (2 inches)
First the apple has to be cored, peeled and sliced. Once that’s done, peel and seed the lemon. The final is the ginger root which must be peeled and crushed. All three must be blended together with water and ice in order to produce a fabulous apple-ginger smoothie. It’s simple and tastes amazing!
Blueberry and Banana Vegan Smoothie
Blueberries and bananas are a vegan’s best friend. Both are healthy, nutritious and easily available. The smoothie is uncomplicated and can be made without dairy products.
1 cup blueberries
2 tbsp blueberry jam
7-8 ice cubes
1½ cups of soymilk
Put all the ingredients into your blender and blend until it’s the perfect consistency. Serve fresh and enjoy.