4 Refreshing Summer Smoothies

When the humidity is thick enough to take your breath away, you probably don’t want to feast on a greasy pizza or heavy pasta. Sipping on a smoothie sounds like a much better idea, right? Smoothies are packed with nutrients, will satisfy your cravings and won’t leave you feeling heavy in your stomach. Best of all, they only take a few minutes to make! Here are four refreshing summers smoothies to try:

1. Almond butter smoothie
An almond butter smoothie doesn’t just taste like a dream – it is also packed with protein and will keep your belly full. The only three ingredients you will need for this tasty treat are:

  • 1 frozen banana,
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter.

After you put these items in a blender, mix them until smooth. If the smoothie doesn’t come out sweet enough, Chic Life suggests sprinkling some sugar in it.

2. Honeydew and cucumber smoothie
Cucumber and honeydew already taste refreshing by themselves, so just imagine what kind smoothie they would make. Here are the ingredients you will need for this energizing smoothie:

  • 1 honeydew melon sliced and cubed
  • 1 cucumber peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  •  lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint

After you have sliced the honeydew into small chunks and frozen it for two hours, Mother Nature Network recommends combining all the ingredients in a blender and mixing them for 20 to 25 seconds.

3. Cherry berry ginger smoothie
If all the extra physical activities you’ve been doing in the summer have resulted in soreness, a cherry berry smoothie might just be what you need. According to Pop Sugar, this treat is packed with pain-easing ingredients like vitamins C and E and anthocyanins. To make this concoction, combine these ingredients in a blender and mix until everything is smooth:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup cherries
  • 3/4 cup green tea
  • 1/8 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

4. Pineapple watermelon smoothie
Watermelon and pineapple can keep you hydrated in the summer, so they are great to put in a smoothie. Gather up the following ingredients for this revitalizing smoothie and blend them together for 30 seconds:

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 to 1 cup coconut water

Sip these delicious smoothies all summer long to stay hydrated and refreshed.

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