4 Healthy Summer Smoothie Recipes That Legit Taste Like Milkshakes

Umm, I’m going to drink this every morning.


Women's Health |

When you’re trying to beat the heat a liquid breakfast is the only way to go. These healthy smoothies are a great way to pack in nutrients while you cool down.

The Cherry Bomb

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 3 ice cubes

Serves 1. Per serving: 665kJ, 1g fat (1g sat), 38g carbs, 129mg sodium, 5g fibre, 3g protein.

Up the ante: Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for an additional 15 to 25g of protein.

READ MORE: This High-Protein Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie Will Make Your Morning

Apple Mojito Light

apple smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 medium peach, peeled, pitted and quartered
  • 1/4 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and quartered
  • 1/3 cup sparkling water
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 leaves fresh mint
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 6 ice cubes

Serves 1. Per serving: 450kJ, 1g fat (1g sat), 27g carbs, 3mg sodium, 3g fibre, 2g protein.

Up the ante: Add two tablespoons light rum (about 270kJ) and have it at happy hour.

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Island Refresher

island refresher smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup pineapple, cubed
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 3/4 cup soya milk (with a drop of vanilla essence)
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese.
  • Garnish with 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened coconut flakes

Serves 1. Per serving: 925kJ, 2g fat (1g sat), 38g carbs, 244mg sodium, 4g fibre, 11g protein.

Up the ante: Add one tablespoon ground flaxseed for an extra two grams of fibre.

READ MORE: 10 Delicious Coffee Smoothie Recipes That Will Give You A Morning Buzz

Rise And Shine

rise and shine smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons cooked sweet potato
  • 1 small frozen banana, sliced
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Serves 1. Per serving: 1 215kJ, 8g fat (1g sat), 50g carbs, 135mg sodium, 7g fibre, 9g protein

Up the ante: Blend in 1/4 cup raw or cooked oats for a thicker texture and more energy-fuelling carbs.

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