3 healthy summer smoothie ideas with unsuspected benefits!

Verified on 08/25/2023 by PasseportSanté
3 idées de smoothies d'été sains aux bienfaits insoupçonnés !

Very much in vogue at the moment, smoothies are appreciated for their freshness, sweetness and health benefits. Here’s a closer look at 3 recipes with unsuspected benefits!

Halfway between a juice and a milkshake, the smoothie has become THE essential healthy drink in just a few years. Smoothies are appreciated not only for their taste, but also for their nutritional value, as they contain a good concentration of fruits, vegetables and aromatic herbs, making them a nutrient-packed beverage. Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, you can adapt their recipes according to the benefits you’re looking for.

Spinach, banana, avocado, carrot smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 orange
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup plant milk (almond or hazelnut)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon

This smoothie recipe is ideal for filling up on vitamins and boosting your immunity. Rich in starch and trace elements (potassium, magnesium, vitamins B and E), bananas provide strength and vitality, as well as preventing the onset of cramps and aches. This beverage is therefore ideal for sports enthusiasts, as well as for those suffering from eye disease. In fact, smoothies based on green vegetables (such as spinach) are recommended for their high lutein content, an antioxidant that prevents pathologies such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Spinach is also highly effective in combating water retention.

Pineapple and coconut water smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 33 cl plain coconut water
  • 100 g banana
  • 150 g pineapple
  • Lime juice

This is the perfect detox recipe for the summer months! The combination of pineapple and coconut water provides an important source of antioxidants, thanks in particular to pineapple’s high content of polyphenols, vitamin C and beta-carotene. Packed with fiber, this exotic fruit is also recommended for digestion. By combining the hydrating properties of pineapple with coconut water, which contains numerous trace elements that help keep muscles and bones in good working order, this smoothie becomes a powerful diuretic!

Tomato, lemon and plain yoghurt smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato
  • 1 plain yoghurt
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 pinch spices of your choice (thyme, Tabasco)

This refreshing, healthy recipe is ideal after a good workout. Its protein content helps prevent muscle soreness and promotes better muscle recovery. A perfect tonic, tomatoes are known to boost the immune system and relieve digestive problems, particularly bloating, and are a good source of vitamins (C and E). As a detox drink par excellence, opt for bifidus, which promotes good intestinal transit. The addition of lemon juice, which helps reduce hunger and burn fat, completes this slimming recipe!