Blended Drinks to Beat the Heat
Nothing says refreshment quite like the summertime smoothie. These blended concoctions are a great way to cool down and power up, especially in the summer heat. Smoothies are at once soothing and invigorating, luscious yet low in fat. They also offer a concentrated source of nourishment any time of day, and make an especially vibrant way to start a warm day or to enjoy as a refreshing snack. With fresh summer fruit at its peak, smoothies provide a delicious vehicle for vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The downside? Many commercially available smoothies you might find contain refined sugars, artificial colorings and flavorings, and other unwanted, highly processed ingredients. However, it’s easy to make your own smoothie and include delicious healthful ingredients that will give you sustained energy, powerful nutrition and sweet relief from that summer heat. Whether you like them brimming with fruit or leafy greens, we’ve got the freshest ideas for your smoothie fix.