5 Healthy Drinks That Will Have You Pumped Up For Summer

Beat the heat, guys!

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As you all know, Karachi is getting warmer by the minute and so is the rest of the country. (But NOOO, some of you still believe climate change isn’t real. Right?) Anyway, with what seems like an endless summer right around the corner, it’s imperative to have a menu of refreshing drinks ready well ahead of time. However, a lot of refreshing drinks are not necessarily healthy, which is quite a dilemma. You obviously don’t want your whole health routine going out the window while you’re at it, do you? So let’s hash out a couple of drinks to keep you relaxed all through summer, all the while keeping it healthy.

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1. Grapefruit Smoothie

Full of antioxidants, a grapefruit smoothie is a real thirst quencher during summer. Moreover, it also aids in weight loss. So, it’s a win-win. Here’s a simple recipe to go with:

Take one and a half cups of pink grapefruit juice, three to four cups of wild blueberries, half a cup of organic strawberries, one peeled kiwi, one ripe banana and half a cup of ice. Now blend it all together and you’ve got yourself a refreshing drink that’s great on the skin and light on the tummy.

2. Lychee Energy Booster

The pinch of coconut water alongside lychee will infuse the water with electrolytes that will keep you hydrated throughout the day. Here’s a simple recipe to go with but you can always add your own two cents to it as well:

Take a handful of lychees and peaches, paired with some coconut water and blend it up real nice. Voila!

3. Green Clean

This one is not only healthy but tasty to the core too. All you need are the right herbs and you’re set. Here’s one way to make it:

Take one cup of water with some chopped cucumber. You’ll also need the juice of two lemons, two chopped green apples with cores removed, one-inch peeled ginger and a handful of parsley. Shake, shake, blend.

4. Breakfast Smoothie

A perfect choice for sehri, the breakfast smoothie will have you packed with all the necessary nutrients to keep you energized all through your Try this:

Take 185ml orange juice and add half a cup of sliced banana to it. Now take two spoons of brown sugar and one spoon of almond extract. Top it up with two ice cubes and blend away! Garnish with mint spring once down.

5. Mango Twist

This will provide you with all the refreshment you need to get through summer. Here’s a simple recipe:

Take four carrots, one apple, one mango, one lemon, one zucchini and one-fourth of fennel. Now mix and blend for a super sweet and refreshing drink.

You’re welcome.

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