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Keep healthy this Summer with easily made smoothies

These recipes will give you a much needed respite from the heat, while being uber healthy.

Smoothies, juices, beverages, drinks variety These smoothies make sure you stay healthy and happy this Summer. (Source: Thinkstock Images)

Suffering from dehydration this Summer? Here are some easily made recipes from nutritionist Suvidha Raibole of Care24 for home-made smoothies that will instantly cool you down and keep you fresh and healthy.

Smoothie for digestion: Green Smoothie
This jade-green smoothie has anti-inflammatory, stomach-soothing foods such as ginger. It also includes pro-biotic rich yogurt.

Ingredients
1 cup – Cubed honeydew melon
1/2 cup – Cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cubed
1/2 cup – Kale
1/2 cup – Plain yogurt, preferably organic
1 tsp – Fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp – Lemon juice
Dash of ground cloves

* Well-blended, this alkalising smoothie improves your digestion and boosts nutrient absorption. Ginger settles the stomach, while the flax seeds provide omega-3s and fibre.

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Smoothie to increase metabolism: Yummy Tropical Smoothie

This one has so many yummy tropical fruits that you may just want to enjoy one every day. While it does help to boost your metabolism, it also has Vitamins A and C and zinc so it helps to boost your immune system as well.

Ingredients
1/2 cup – Cantaloupe, cubed
1/2 cup – Mango, cubed
1/4 cup – Pumpkin seeds, finely chopped
1/2 cup – Pineapple, cubed

* Enough water to thin – again, this is dependent on how thin or thick you want your drink. Just blend all of the ingredients together and enjoy.

Smoothie for healthy hair: Spinach and berry smoothie

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Ingredients
1 cup – Baby spinach
1/2 cup – Frozen mixed berries
1 tbsp – Chia seeds
1/2 – Banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup – Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3-5 – Ice cubes

* Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and frothy.
* Berries are a great source of Vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron. Spinach provides folate and Iron that helps red blood cells transport oxygen around the body.

 

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Also see: Easy Summer recipes to beat the heat

First published on: 03-05-2016 at 04:48:31 pm
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