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Summer Time Smoothies

Summer Time Smoothies

Summer is approaching, and that means hot weather, swimming, barbecues, and cold beverages. A great way to stay healthy and hydrated is with smoothies. Smoothies can be packed with vital nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. To get a great variety of these essential nutrients, a smoothie should be balanced. A balanced smoothie would have greens, fruits or vegetables, nuts or seeds and a liquid of choice. To help you get started here are a few wonderful smoothies to keep you refreshed and healthy this summer:
Kale Lemonade

1/2 Banana

1-2 cups Kale (without stems)

1/4 cup Lemonade (like Santa Cruz)

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1/4 Water

(Ice is optional for a thicker or colder smoothie)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

Pom Beach Punch

1/2 cup Blueberries

1/3 cup Pomegranate Kernels

1/4 cup Strawberries

1/2 Banana

1  tbsp Flax Seeds

1/4 cup Water

(Ice is optional for a thicker or colder smoothie)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Top with Pomegranate Kernels (optional)

Pina-Kale-Ada

1 cup Pineapple

1 cup Kale (without stems)

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

1 /4 cup Coconut Water

(Ice is optional for a thicker or colder smoothie)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Top with Shredded Coconut (optional)

 

Recipes and Post by Diamond La Croix Integrative Nutrition Health Coach