5 Summer Smoothie Recipes for Skin
Here are 5 Summer smoothie recipes that especially boost glowing skin and nourished hair. One for each day of your busy week.
We absolutely LOVE these flavours but don’t restrict your creativity. Improvise and experiment according to your preference and comment your favourite combinations below.
Alright, let’s get blending!
1. Mango Monday
Secret tip to get that chilled smoothie texture: a couple of hours before you’re ready to make the smoothie, peel, cut and freeze the mangoes and the banana.
**Smoothie pros: add in your favourite superfood powders, we added maca powder into ours.
2. Berry Tuesday
3. Pineapple Cucumber Wednesday
Wednesdays are the hardest and so we got you a super easy, super refreshing smoothie to look forward to. Pineapple gives you vitamin C and Cucumber gives you vitamin K. This smoothie comes with a citrus blast to get you through those mid-week blues. In your blender add 1 cup of sliced pineapple chunks, half a squeezed lemon, 1 sliced cucumber, 5-7 mint leaves, crushed ice.
As a variation, try adding celery!
4. Greener Thursday
Had waffles for breakfast? Or munched on way too many chips? Balance it out with this super nutritious spinach smoothie, which is full of vitamins and minerals. Spinach is also known to be a good source of protein, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Green smoothies on Instagram look incredibly inviting but it’s hard to make them tasty, isn't it? This is our go-to for a tasty green smoothie.
You’ll need 1 cup of baby spinach leaves, 1 green apple / red apple, 1/2 cup of celery sticks, 1/2 cup of kale, 1 cup of pineapple chunks, coconut water and crushed ice as needed for smooth blending, 1/2 carrot crushed fine, 1-2 tbsp combination of pre-mashed sunflower seeds, flaxseeds and melon seeds. Give it a try, it’ll leave you wanting for more!
5. Cocoa Nut Friday
Of course, we saved the best for last. This smoothie is our all-time favorite when we're craving chocolate. It’s simple, easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients. Have it as a sweet breakfast or as a min-day dessert. This smoothie fits in everywhere! All you need are 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder or dark chocolate powder, peanut butter, 1 cup of the milk of your choice, we used almond milk for the nutty flavor, a dash of cinnamon and 1 frozen banana. You can add in half a handful of walnuts or almonds, if peanuts aren’t your favorite. Hit blend until the smoothie looks thick and creamy. Pure indulgence!
We can't wait to read your favourites in the comment section below!
Author: Parinita Gupta