EASY-TO- MAKE SMOOTHIES FOR YOUR SPRING/SUMMER FIX
Alas, the winter season is over — means no piping hot drinks anymore. Spring is in full swing, and soon (as you all are aware of the atmosphere of our country), the summer season will shine on us, and due to climate change, the heat and humidity are often out of control but chill out. Really. We are tending towards all cool and comfy things. All you need to end the heat is mix up one of these seasonally inspired smoothies for a cool treat and an instant burst of energy. Apart from being scrumptious and refreshing, smoothies can also aid in weight-loss and other health benefits.
Below are HELLO! Favorite and easy-to-make fruitiest flavors recipes to sip on during spring/summers. But feel free to pinch and add your extras for your delicious season drink.
Banana, honey & hazelnut smoothie
A delicious smoothie that makes a satisfying snack or filling breakfast drink.
Two peeled, sliced banana
250ml organic milk
One tsp honey
Two tsp chopped hazelnuts
Method:Blend the banana with milk, honey, and a spoon of grated nuts until smooth. Pour into two large glasses and top with the toasted, chopped hazelnuts and serve.
Minty pineapple smoothie
There is nothing healthier than this smoothie than fruit - this green blend contains spinach, oats, flaxseed, and cashew nuts too.
200g pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
A few mint leaves
Baby spinach leaves 50g
Two tbsp flaxseed
handful unsalted cashew nuts
fresh lime juice, to taste
Method:Put all the ingredients in a blender, add 200ml water, and process until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick for you, add more water until the right mix.
Tangy strawberry smoothie
Strawberries can never go wrong, and mixed with banana and orange juice is your daily fruit fix – making it a great start to anyone's day.
One small banana chopped
100ml orange juice, chilled
Method:Mix the strawberries in a blender with the banana and orange juice until smooth, and serve yourself a tangy treat.
Orange and carrot smoothie
For your heat fix, start your day with an orange and carrot smoothie for breakfast. Add some oats and ginger for vitamin C and instant boast of strength.
Two carrots, peeled and roughly chopped or grated
Two peeled oranges
Few pieces of ginger, grated
Two tbsp of oats
Method:Blend all the ingredients and blitz until smooth. If the smoothie is thick for you, add 150ml water – alter the consistency to your liking.