Blog by: Sulagna Das
The summer has decided to take a brutal take this month and we are parched for something other than just cold water. Listed below are five easy breezy lemon squeazy (literally!) recipes to help us beat the heat this summer:
- Tropical Mango Smoothie:
Also known as paradise in a glass, this involves our favourite fruit of the summer, that is, mangoes! The flavour is fresh and delicious and it’s really healthy. Perfect, don’t you think?
½ cup of pineapple juice
1 cup of diced mangoes
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
½ tsp. grated, peeled fresh ginger
3 ice cubes
Directions: Put all of the above ingredients into a mixer and blend until it is smooth and thick. Pour into a tall glass and serve.
- Strawberry-Lemonade Slurpee: (Recipe by Kathy Patalsky)
This healthy masterpiece of a pink lemonade is super easy to make and contains added antioxidants and fibre from the red strawberries. You can even change the fruit and try out different kinds of flavours.
2 cups of lemonade
1 to 1 ½ cups of ice
½ cup of frozen strawberries
Directions: Blend. Pour. Garnish with fresh lime and serve!
- Chocolate Banana Smoothie:
It’s not just kids, we equally love this combination as well.
1 frozen banana
¾ cup of milk
3 tbsp. of chocolate syrup
3 ice cubes
Directions: Blend. Pour into a tall glass and serve away!
- Pomegranate Pinky Sweet Smoothie: (Recipe by Kathy Patalsky)
Pomegranate seeds are sweet and super healthy. They are rich in vitamin K, fibre, potassium and heart-healthy antioxidants and sums as a perfect smoothie ingredient for the summer.
1 very ripe banana (use a frozen banana for a thicker shake)
½ cup frozen pomegranate seeds
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 ½ cups of vanilla soy milk
Directions: Blend. Serve. Sip. Smile.
- Fresh Orange Juice Smoothie: (Recipe by Kathy Patalsky)
This vibrant smoothie sure does beat a simple glass of orange juice. It also provides a lot of fibre, antioxidants, flavour and a lot of orang-y goodness.
4 oranges, squeezed
1 small and ripe banana
1/3 cup frozen peaches
½ cup frozen pineapples
1/3 cup ice
Directions: Pour. Garnish with a citrus twist and serve!
So what are you waiting for? Whip up and quench your thirst!