It’s time to throw away the boxes juices and fizzy drinks and replace them with something yummy and healthy.
1. Pina Colada
Coconut decreases risk of diabetes and keeps the gut healthy. Pineapple may help you keep standing tall and strong. The fruit contains nearly 75 percent of the daily-recommended value of the mineral manganese, which is essential in developing strong bones and connective tissue
• Pineapple 2 cups
• Cream 1 cup
• Coconut milk 1 cup
• Sugar 4 spoons
• Ice as required
Method: Blend the pineapple, sugar and coconut milk. Let it form a paste. Add the cream and Blend it a few more times. Pour it in a glass. Garnish it with coconut powder, ice and pineapple.
2. Banana- Mango Smoothie
The generous amounts of vitamin C and vitamin A in mangos, plus 25 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system healthy and strong.
Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.
• 1 cup cubed peeled ripe mango
• 3/4 cup sliced ripe banana (about 1 medium)
• 2/3 cup milk
• 1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk (optional)
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation: Arrange the mango cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze until firm (about 1 hour). Place frozen mango and the remaining ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth.
3. Peach and Lemon Smoothie
• 2 cups milk
• 2 cups unsweetened sliced peaches
• ½ lemon’s juice
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 5 ice cubes
Method: In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately.
4. Cucumber and pineapple smoothie
Cucumber flushes out toxins from the body. It is rich in vitamins and is an anti-cancer fruit. Cucumber lowers uric acid levels in your system, keeping the kidneys happy.
• 1 cucumber (peeled and sliced)
• 1 glass of pineapple slices
• 2 tea spoons of brown sugar
Method: Blend all the ingredients in a blender. Pour in a glass and add ice.
5. Mango- Coconut Drink
• ½ cup Mango
• 1 glass Coconut water
• 1 tea spoon shredded coconut
Method: Add mango and coconut water in a blender and blend. Pour the mixture in a glass and top it with the coconut powder.
6. Freeze Blast Apple Smoothie
When apple pairs with mint and cucumber you get a blast of coolness. This drink will make you forget summer was ever around!
Silica, the wonder mineral in cucumber makes your hair and nails stronger and shinier.A new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out.
• 1 apple (peeled and chopped)
• ½ cup Mint leaves
• ½ Glass of apple juice
• 1 cup peeled cucumber
Method: Blend the mint in the juice. Add apple and cucumber, blend more. Pour in a glass and add Ice.
7. Grewia Asiatica (Falsa) Juice
Add Grewia Asiatica in a blender with water and sugar, and blend. Strain the mixture and add ice.