Wednesday, February 28

Add These 6 Vitamin Bombs to Your Summer Smoothies

The days are getting longer, the nights are hotter, and your body needs more than ever the right vitamins to stay hydrated and healthy. You want to be part of every barbecue, not with a summer flu in bed. We selected the following 6 vitamin bombs that should not be missing in your smoothie assortment in the summer, including the recipe. And we also tell you why.

In the following recipes, 1 cup is approximately equal to just less than 1 tea mug.

1. Mango
Mango provides a creamy taste to your green smoothie. This is due to the soluble fibres that bring the ingredients together. In the summer heat mangoes are at their best, because extra juicy and sweet. Make sure you peel and peel before you switch on the blender.

Recipe:
2 cup spinach
500 ml unsweetened coconut water
1 orange, peeled
1 cup of mango
1 banana

Blend the spinach, the coconut water and the orange into a smooth whole. Then add the mango and banana and blend until you have a perfect smoothie.

2. Peach
Peaches contain 10 different vitamins, potassium, fibre and antioxidants that fight free radicals. Free radicals enter our body through air pollution and non-organic food and other chemicals that are very harmful to our body. Choose peaches with a soft, fluffy sheet for the most flavour.

3. Blackberries
Blackberries restrain ellagic acid, which is a natural phenol antioxidant that can reduce the risk of cancer. It also protects the skin from the sun. The dark purple blackberries can taste sour, but when you combine them with naturally sweet fruit, you can smooth out the smoothies of the taste and vitamins.

Recipe:
1½ cup spinach
½ cup of fresh mint
2 cup unsweetened coconut water
2 cup blackberries
2 kiwis, halved

Put everything in the blender and mix into a smoothie.

4. Cucumber
Cucumbers consist of almost 95% of water and are full of vitamin K, vitamin B, copper, potassium, vitamin C and manganese. Their refreshing taste fits well with lemon. We recommend blending your cucumber with skin so that you get as many vitamins as possible. Remove the wax layer by placing your cucumber in a bowl of water with a few drops of vinegar and then rinse thoroughly.

Recipe:
2 cups of spinach
1 cup honey melon in cubes
1 cup of cucumber, in cubes
2 cups of grapes
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 tablespoon chia seeds

Soak the chia seeds for at least half an hour in half a glass of water. Blend the spinach, melon and cucumber. Then add the grapes, lemon juice and chia seeds. Blend to a smooth whole.

5. Lime
Lime is the only citrus that is at its best in summer. Lime is not only refreshing, but it also contains acids that help scrub your skin and give you a healthy glow.

6. Watermelon
If July had a mascot, it was watermelon. No summer is complete without this divine fruit. It is incredibly juicy and sweet and is practically a vitamin C bomb, which is good for your immune system. The vitamin A in the melon promotes healthy bones, skin and eyes.

Recipe:
2 cups of spinach
2 cups of watermelon, in cubes
1 cup of peach, in slices
1 cup of strawberries

Blend first the spinach and watermelon smooth. Then add the peach and strawberries and blend again until smooth.

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