3 Smoothies to Kick Off Beach Season
You've just spent months exercising and eating healthy. Now, it's time to show off that beach-ready body.
Whether you're completely happy with the way you look in your swimsuit or you'd like to slim down a bit, drinking low-calorie smoothies can be a smart option. Doing so can give you the great taste and refreshment you want in a snack without the unnecessary calories. Try one of these three recipes.
1. Red Berry Beach Smoothie
Most smoothies aren't bad for you, but some can carry surprising amounts of fat or sugar. Make your own smoothie at home so that you know exactly what you're adding and how it will impact your diet. Make the Red Berry Beach Smoothie with these ingredients:
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup fresh cherries, pitted
- A dash fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup beet juice
Combine all of the ingredients in your professional blender and blend on HIGH until it's as thick or thin as you prefer. Add water to thin your smoothie and blend again as needed. This naturally sweet and tart smoothie has no additional sweeteners, so it has the fewest calories possible for its bold taste - a must for any beachgoer.
2. Almond Citrus Smoothie
Use your blender to combine almond milk and fresh citrus fruits for a creamy treat that doesn't have extra sugar, fat or calories.
- 1 cup low-fat almond milk
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 ruby red grapefruit, seedless and peeled
Blend together in your blender and pour into a portable container for easier travel.
3. Mean, Green and Lean Smoothie
Sweeten up a traditional green smoothie with a summer favorite - melon! Here's what you'll need:
- 1 1/2 cups cut honeydew melon
- 1/2 cut spinach
- 1/2 cup kale
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 splash lime juice
Use your performance blender to thoroughly mix these ingredients into a juicy smoothie that's as sweet as it is nutritious.