Smooth operator - summer smoothies the secret to success
Tuesday 01 November, 2022
If you're looking for a summer treat that's both delicious and nutritious, look no further than smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of fruit and veggies without even realising it. When you want to make smoothies the first thing you need to do is buy a good blender. This way you can more easily combine all the ingredients. Some people like to add fruit, vegetables, yogurt, milk, and even nut butter into their smoothies. For an extra treat, you can replace ice with your favourite frozen yogurt, sorbet or even gelato.
To make a nutritious smoothie, start by choosing a healthy base like unsweetened almond milk or Greek yogurt. Then add in your favourite fruit and veggies for a boost of flavour and nutrients. Not only are smoothies a great way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs they can also help give you long-lasting energy throughout these long summer days. For extra energy add in some whole food goodness with a sprinkling of your favourite nuts from Good Foodz and Woolworths.
While frozen fruit is a year-round option and can reduce the need to add ice, we have entered the prime season for a scrumptious array of fresh fruit and veggies. Keep your eyes peeled for Arana blueberries which are currently in peak season and in plentiful supply. Stone fruits are also coming into season, a little later than usual due to harvesting delays caused by flooding. This means right now is the perfect time to keep your eyes out for juicy mangoes and delicious Christmas cherries. Berries are also high in polyphenols which recent research suggests may have some sun-protective benefits.
The festive season can be very chaotic so finding an easy healthy pick-me-up should be your secret to summer success. Your next secret will be what you add to your smoothies. Often people forget that leafy greens can have their flavour enhanced when mixed with sweet berries and fruit. Leafy greens like spinach contain beta-carotene which is said to decrease skin redness when exposed to harsh summer rays. It won’t prevent the need to slip, slop and slap but it will add to your summer glow.
A good source of energy smoothies can help you power through your Christmas shopping. Visit Cali Press to purchase delicious health-inspired fresh smoothies and find extra inspiration for your DIY smoothies. Drinking a smoothie every day this summer can help improve your energy levels, digestion, and even skin health. Plus, there are endless possibilities when it comes to flavour combinations, so you can always find a new favourite. Next time you're at Kiaora Place, pick up some extra fruit and veggies to throw in your blender and whip up a healthy smoothie.
Keep these tips in mind and you'll be sure to make summer smoothies that are both delicious and nutritious.