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7 Summer Drinks That Improve Your Health and Satisfy Your Taste Buds

Don’t you hate it when hot days turn into scorching days?

At one point, water isn’t enough to keep you cool and, let’s face it, begins to taste boring.

I hear a lot of my patients and friends complain about this:

“I know I have to keep hydrated especially in this heat but water just doesn’t do it for me anymore.”

And that’s just the 6th complaint I heard today.

It wasn’t even from one of my patients, it was from my assistant.

You see, heat waves can be very dangerous for people of all ages. But more so for people suffering from:

  • diabetes
  • hypertension
  • neurological disease
  • kidney disease or kidney failure
  • lung disease (like emphysema, asthma)
  • cardiovascular disease (like heart failure)

So, to avoid ruining your summer because of the capricious weather, try to twist it up!

I’ve prepared for you 7 mouth-watering smoothie recipes that will help you have an amazing experience.

But wait, there’s more!

Not only will these smoothies help you cool off during the hottest days of this summer, they will also bring you many health benefits.

Check them out!

Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Feeling lazy and craving for something sweet?

This smoothie will satisfy your needs and boost your energy levels!

And all this on top of its incredible anti-inflammatory properties.

Why is an anti-inflammatory beverage so important? Find out by clicking on this link -> The Deadly Effects of Inflammation – The Root of All Diseases

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • (Optional) 1 tablespoon ground flax meal or chia seeds

All that’s left is for you to put all of the ingredients above in a blender and mix away.

Simple and healthy!

Anti-High Blood Pressure Smoothie

If you have issues with your blood pressure, then you might consider adding this delicious smoothie to your diet. Besides the other incredible health effects that you will experience, one of them will surely bring you a lot of joy – lowering your blood pressure.

Here are the ingredients that you need to blend:

  • 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 8 medium strawberries
  • 1 cup cantaloupe melon
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach (or 2 cups kale)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked

Try it for a few days and tell me, did you notice any changes?

Also, you might find this article helpful -> How To Decrease Your Blood Pressure

Safe and Mind-Blowingly Delicious Smoothie for Diabetics

I know how hard it is for diabetics to enjoy delicious treats without worrying and reading the labels over and over. But why not enjoy the summer to the fullest?

So, with that in mind I’ve prepared this healthy smoothie, perfectly safe for diabetics.

Ingredients for four servings:

  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 2 medium bananas, cut into 4 pieces and frozen
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoons almond extract (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups crushed ice

All that is left for you to do is to blend this until it has a smooth consistency and enjoy it.

If you have friends that have diabetes, you can also share this recipe with them as well.

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Smoothie for a Healthy Digestion

If you have trouble with bloating or upset stomach, then this smoothie will help you get rid of all that.

Not to mention that if your digestive system is in check, your body will receive the nutrients its needs faster and easier.

So, do yourself a favor and surprise your body with this healthy (and jaw-droppingly delicious) smoothie.

Here are the ingredients you need to blend for an incredible digestion:

  • 2 peeled oranges
  • 1 ounce of pure Aloe Vera juice
  • a handful of chopped spinach leaves

There you have it. Simple, easy, and effective.

You might also be interested in these immune-boosting smoothies -> 7 Immune Boosting Smoothies that Will Immediately Upgrade Your Health

Weight Loss Smoothie

Ever wanted to sip on a delicious drink and shed pounds while doing it?

Now you have it!

Instead of splurging on high-calorie, sugar-filled, chemically toxic juices, you can take a look at this game-changing beverage.

For 1 serving of waist slimming smoothie you will need:

  • 1 cup organic frozen mixed berries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 peeled and segmented orange
  • 4 – 6oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix them thoroughly.

If you want to know what spices you should drizzle over your food to boost your body’s natural ability to burn fat check out this articles -> Melt Your Stubborn Belly Fat with the Help of Indian Spices

Also, let’s not forget that during summer, even if we don’t go to the beach or on a hike, a simple walk during the hot hours of the day can seriously damage our skin and hair.

Therefore, I’ve prepared for you a two healing smoothies that will help you counteract the negative effects of sun exposure.

Smoothie for Healthy Skin

Ah, this smoothie is just a treat for your skin. Often than not we don’t consume the exact vitamins and minerals that our skin needs in order to produce collaged and heal faster. Therefore, our skin gets saggy and spotted.

But don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Drink this smoothie and along with healthy skin care habits you will enjoy a beautiful skin.

For 2 servings of this highly nutritious and healing smoothie you will need:

  • 1¼ c chopped kale leaves (stems and tough rib removed)
  • 1¼ c frozen cubed mango
  • 2 medium chopped ribs celery
  • 1 c chilled fresh orange juice
  • ¼ c chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ c chopped fresh mint

If you happen to get a sun burn, here is what you can do -> Don’t Panic! This Is What You Can Do To Treat Skin Burns

Smoothie for Shiny, Silky Hair

This incredible smoothie is somehow an ALL in ONE type of beverages. Besides giving your hair the “umpf” it needs to turn heads around, it will also provide your body with nurturing antioxidants that are beneficial in cell regeneration.

So, without further due, here is what you need:

  • 1 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries + blackberries)
  • 1-1 1/2 cup of water (more or less for your desired consistency)
  • 1 tbsp. of Chia seeds (optional)

Are you worried you don’t know what triggers your hair loss? Find out the real causes of your hair loss -> [Q & A Session] How to Spot The Top 4 Hidden Hair Loss Triggers

So, that’s about it. These smoothies will keep you the rest of the summer hydrated and healthy.

If you think you have loved ones that might benefit from these healthy and delicious smoothies, then share them. You might change their entire summer!

Also, I’m always for a safer, natural approach to health and therefore I’ve compiled a FREE, safe, homemade, skin care DIY products that will help you avoid using toxic, hormone-disrupting products from the market.

Natural Skin Care: A Healthier Alternative to Toxic, Commercial Products

If you have some free time, you could try them out and see for yourself if they make a difference.

(I’m 100% sure they will.)

Don’t forget to hit the LIKE button and SHARE so that your friends can enjoy the health benefits of these smoothies.

To your health!

P.S. Are you interested in other types of beverages? If so, then what are those? Write them down in the comment section below.

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