Have you ever encountered being thirsty but no drink seems to satisfy your thirst? Not even sipping an ice-cold coffee, opening happiness from a bottle of coke or gulping a machine-purified drinking water can quench your thirst?
You are probably up for something new – a drink that tastes new for your taste buds. It could pr be a sign that you need a drink that is entirely new and different from your usual soda, coffee or juice drinks. This could be something nutritious but equally thirst-quenching drink. It has similar delicious taste but more beneficial to the body.
The New Breed of Refreshing Drink: The Age of Smoothies
A smoothie is a thick beverage made from blended raw fruit or vegetables with other ingredients such as water, ice, or sweeteners. Smoothies are prepared by blending fruits, crushed ice and dairy products. Ingredients like nuts, tea, chocolates and the likes can also be added to give another flavor to this drink.
During this age when people are starting to be more conscious about their health, they are finding ways to ensure that they are healthy inside and out. They are more cautious on what they eat and drink. But on the other hand, they get tired on the traditional diet plans that most people do. They are more into exciting and delicious meals that do not just satisfy their taste buds but also their health conscious living. One drink that can satisfy both is the smoothie. It is a new breed of refreshing drink that boasts its good taste and its nutrients. To know more about smoothies, here are some of great tasting recipes of it that are surely refreshing, healthy and easy to prepare
Banana Ginger Smoothie
This is a smoothie made from blended ginger and lemon. This helps in proper digestion because of the fiber that banana contains. Heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe.
1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger
Orange Dream Creamsicle
Too humid day? You got a friend with this yummy smoothie. This is a low calorie drink perfect for people who are conscious about their weight. It is also good for the immune system as this citrus drink is rich with vitamin C from orange.
1 navel orange, peeled
¼ c fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 ice cubes
World’s Best Smoothie
This won’t have its name if it’s not true. This is a simple yet wonderful smoothie that tastes great but equally healthy for the body. But warning for those who have lactose intolerance, this smoothie has high content of milk! Creamy!
1 c plain nonfat yogurt
½ c orange juice
6 frozen strawberries
Craving for an Ice cream? This smoothie is the perfect one for you, though with a not so familiar flavor. This smoothie is rich with fiber due to pineapple contents. It also abundant with vitamins that boosts immune system. It’s good for the heart and the blood.
1 c low-fat or light vanilla yogurt
6 ice cubes
1 c pineapple chunks
COMBINE the yogurt and ice cubes. Blend, pulsing as needed, until the ice is in large chunks.
ADD the pineapple and blend at “whip” speed until smooth.
Tropical Papaya Perfection
The tropical feels are due to the presence of the number one tropical fruit – Coconut. It is blended with the richness of papaya flavor with its thick and milky texture.
1 papaya, cut into chunks
1 c fat-free plain yogurt
½ c fresh pineapple chunks
½ c crushed ice
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp ground flaxseed
COMBINE the papaya, yogurt, pineapple, ice, coconut extract, and flax seed. Process for about 30 seconds, or until smooth and frosty.
Berry Good Workout Smoothie
Gym buff? Try this “berry” healthy smoothie made from several berries and is a good source of power for gym buffs like you. You can also add a teaspoon of an organic kale powder for extra dose of calcium.
1½ c chopped strawberries
1 c blueberries
½ c raspberries
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ c ice cubes
These are just some of the great tasting smoothie recipes. But there are really lot of ways to explore these enjoyable drinks. The common ground between these smoothies though, they are all satisfying for the taste buds, thirst quenching and good for the health. It refreshes not just the throat but also the the body.
Try it now! Quench your thirst with a more delicious and nutritious drink! Sources: http://www.prevention.com/food/20-super-healthy-smoothie-recipes
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