When temperatures soar high during summer, people start feeling fatigued, sweaty and messed up. Staying hydrated is the most important factor to keep going in this sweltering heat and maintain good health. Preety Tyagi – Lead Health Coach, Celebrity Nutritionist, and Founder of MY22BMI – has some best summer smoothie beverages recipes that are effective in beating the heat.
High Protein Mango Smoothie
Mango is the gift of summer and it is rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, and many other antioxidants. This thick creamy banana- mango smoothie with Greek yogurt and low-fat milk could be an ideal breakfast as well as a post-workout option.
We are not going to add any extra sugar in this smoothie as that may increase the carbohydrate load. Use perfectly ripe mango and banana to sweeten up the smoothie. If you do not get Greek yogurt, hung curd can be used in place of that. To make hung curd, put normal curd in a muslin cloth and let it sit overnight in the fridge. By the morning all extra water would be drained out and the creamy curd would remain which can be used in making the smoothie.
The addition of chia seeds is completely optional. Also, if you want to add some crunch to the smoothie, you can top it with some roasted nuts and seeds of your choice. The milk and Greek yogurt already make the mango smoothie a protein-packed one. If you want to increase the protein content of it, you can add one more scoop of mango or vanilla flavored protein powder to it.
Let’s have a look at the recipe –
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Equipment Used – Blender, serving glass
Serves – 4
• 1 cup skimmed milk
• 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1 and ½ cup of ice cubes
• 1 banana
• 1 cup ripe mango cubes
• 2 Tbsp coconut scraped
• 1 Tsp Vanilla
• 1 Tbsp honey ( optional )
• Chia seeds ( optional )
• Roasted slivered almond ( 2 Tbsp )
Place all the ingredients except chia seed, almond, and coconut, in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie in serving glass, top it with coconut scrapes, almonds and chia seeds. Serve and enjoy!
Watermelon Smoothie: Healthy Summer Drink!
Gear up to beat the heat with this super smooth healthy summer drink, watermelon smoothie recipe. All you need is some ripe watermelon, preferably seeds removed and some yummy additions to make the smoothie go down well. It’s a great way to include some natural sugars to your diet while at the same time, keeping you hydrated through the summer months.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 4 servings
• 400 g Fresh Sweet Watermelon, seeds removed
• 200 g Ice Cubes
• 1 Tsp. of Black Salt
• Roughly remove all seeds from the watermelon pieces.
• Put the watermelon pieces in the blender along with lemon juice. Blend until nicely smooth.
• Add the ice cubes and pulse a couple of times in the blender.
• Add the Black Salt and stir well, using a non-metal spatula.
• Serve Chilled in smoothie glasses.