Sometimes during the summer, it’s too hot to even turn on the toaster. Instead of a bowl of cold cereal, kick off your day with a refreshing smoothie that packs nutrients and protein into your morning meal. Or have one as an afternoon snack to hold you over until dinner — or even as a sweet dessert instead of a Popsicle. Each of these smoothies contains in-season fruits and is sweetened just with honey, so you can feel virtuous as you enjoy your delicious drink.
Think of it as a much healthier, alcohol-free piña colada. That might not sound like much fun, but the combination of pineapple and coconut water is thirst-quenching and tasty. Plus, coconut water contains more potassium than a banana.
Peaches are at peak season right now and are both delicious and full of vitamin C and antioxidants. Greek yogurt gives a boost of creaminess and protein.
A recent study found that blueberries and other purple fruits might help ward off Alzheimer’s. The same has been said of one of the other ingredients in this recipe, like green tea. Put them together and you have an unstoppable team of antioxidant power — or at least just a yummy smoothie.