Have you noticed? In a matter of days, our diet preferences have shifted radically - we do not enjoy piping hot drinks anymore, we are tending towards all things cool and comfy. Summers are actually a great time to experiment with drinks. You can use a gamut of seasonal fruits and veggies like mangoes, lemon and cucumbers to make yourself a range of coolers that not only quench your thirst but also promise instant burst of energy. Shakes and smoothies are also an interesting part of summers. Smoothie is a rich yogurt or milk-based preparation, blended with fruits and veggies of your choice. If you happen to be a vegan, you can also alternatives like almond milk and soy milk. In addition to being scrumptious, some smoothies can also aid weight-loss.
Here are some chilled summer smoothies you can treat yourself with:
1. Strawberry smoothie:
Strawberries alongwith a range of other berries are nature's gifts that make this scorching heat a tad more bearable for us. Tangy and delectable strawberries blended with milk and yogurt make for a thick and creamy fare you would not want to miss.
2. Peach, raspberry, nuts smoothie
Vibrant and flavourful, this lush preparation is a good way to make your kids tuck into some fruity goodness. The inclusion of nuts also lends an amazing richness to the smoothie.
3. Fresh mango smoothie
You saw this coming, didn't you? For what are summers if they do not come loaded with mangoes! The refreshing cooler made with goodness of mango pulp, milk and yogurt is sure to make you grin ear-to-ear.
4. Melon and Kiwi smoothie
Melons are a summer staple in India. Sweet, pulpy and delectable, melons make for a filling snack in themselves. You can also blend its goodness with other nutritious fruits like kiwi and have a refreshing drink for yourself.
5. Watermelon and strawberry smoothie
Pink and pretty, this smoothie is so incredibly delectable that your kids are bound to ask for a refill. But do not be mistaken, this smoothie is quite a blockbuster among adults too.
Try these refreshing and amazing smoothies at home and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. If you have any delicious smoothie or shake recipe to share, do feel free to write to us.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.