4 Healthy Smoothies You’ll Want To Sip On All Summer Long

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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.

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Apple Mojito Light

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

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.

Watch: 6 Smoothie Recipes That Pack All The Goodness – But None Of The Fat

Rise And Shine

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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