If the heat of summer is getting to you, healthy shakes can be just the ticket. Cool and refreshing, they’re a great way to beat the heat.
The Perks of Making a Shake
When it comes to smoothies and shakes, there are several benefits. You can choose a heartier option for an easy breakfast, or pick something lighter for an afternoon snack. It’s easy to mix up a smoothie ahead of time for a grab-and-go option. You can even put all the ingredients together into a freezer bag, glass jar, or disposable plastic cup to quickly blend up a shake before you head out the door. This also makes for few, if any, dishes to wash.
Many healthy smoothie options feature lots of fruits, super foods, and even veggies, so it’s a great way to get in a nutrition-dense meal. The best part is you won’t have to heat up your kitchen or sweat over a hot stove, which is key when you’re trying to stay cool in the summer heat. Here are six easy and delicious options:
This one has summer written all over it. The sweetness of the mango and the tart flavor of raspberry are sure to wake up your taste buds. Keep a stash of frozen mango and raspberries in your freezer, and this one’s a piece of cake to whip up. Bonus—it’s dairy-free!
Are you more of a dessert for breakfast kind of person? Add this to your repertoire of healthy shakes for the perfect chocolate fix. Avocado adds an indulgent texture that verges on pudding, and dutch cocoa powder adds all the luscious dark chocolate flavor.
You’ve probably never had a smoothie with beets in it, but this recipe is proof that veggies are right at home in smoothies. Beets add vibrant pink color to this smoothie and are full of nutrients.
Orange Julius, but make it healthy! Instead of buying an overpriced shake from the food court, make this nostalgic treat at home. This snack-sized version is dairy-free, macro-friendly, and even includes collagen, which is great for healthy joints, hair, and nails.
Bought some kale with good intentions? Don’t let it go to waste in your vegetable drawer, throw it in a smoothie! A quick, easy way to get your greens in.
Choc-full of super foods, reach for this shake when you need to recharge. Ginger is great for soothing the stomach and warding off infection. Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory and can help lower cholesterol. With pineapple and carrot, this bright smoothie is perfect for that mid-afternoon slump.
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