The arrival of spring brings a change in the weather. When it starts getting a little warm outside you may want to switch that hot chocolate for a summer-inspired drink that’s cool and refreshing.

Spring is the most unpredictable of all seasons, it can be as hot as a summer day, or it can be as cold as a winter day. Such deviations in temperature effect our skin, hair and overall health so much that it becomes necessary to take precautions against.

Spring is known as natural detox season and with it comes all the green, leafy, fresh vegetables and fruits. There is an urge to detoxify oneself after a long winter and all those spicy hot drinks with very little water intake. 

Don’t miss out on these delicious spring smoothies.

Green smoothies:

An excellent way to eat a lot of your veggies without even knowing it. Raw vegetables are a higher source of proteins than when they’re cooked. They’re also healthier than fruit smoothies. All you need is a blender and you can enjoy homemade smoothies anytime cheaply.

Here is a recipe for a natural, fresh and green smoothie.

Ingredients

Spinach                                                         2 cups

Kale                                                               2 cups

Swiss chard                                                    2 cups

Dairy free milk                                               2 cups

Avocadoes/grapes (your choice)                3 cups  

Method

Blend in your leafy green vegetables and liquid base first. Once that’s good, add your fruit of choice.

Note: Use one of the fruits in frozen form to add a chill to your smoothie.

Top your smoothie with a few pieces of your favorite fruit!

It might take a little longer to make, but this one will be your favorite. You can even serve it to guests. The little extra hard work you are going to put will pay off when you take the first sip.

Ingredients

Dairy free milk                                               1 1/2 cups

Ginger powder/ fresh ginger                        1/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder/fresh turmeric                    1/4 teaspoon

Spinach                                                         1 handful

Green apple (peeled)                                  1

Kale leaves                                                    3

Lemon                                                           1

Ice    

Method:

Add the spinach, apple and kale leaves one by one to dairy free milk and blend. Add the lemon, ginger, turmeric, ice, and blend again.            

Note: Dairy free milks are loaded with vitamins and proteins. They are packed with minerals. The best part is they are cholesterol free which makes them very easy to digest.

Fruit smoothies:

Fruit and yogurt smoothies are a great post-workout snack or a sweet snack in between meals to keep you boosted with energy. These fruits contain a lot of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium.

Ingredients:

Banana                                                         1

Frozen strawberries/raspberries                    3 cups

Plain non-dairy yogurt                                   ½ cup

Fresh orange                                                 1

Ice                                                                 ½ cup

Method:

Add all ingredients in the blender and blend. Don’t forget to take out the seeds of the orange.

Fruit Smoothies can be easily changed with subbing out one fruit for another.

Don’t let spring smoothies be a one-time thing. They are perfect for detoxifying and give a boost to metabolism. They are rich in minerals and proteins, too. Add them to your daily routine if possible. You won’t regret it.

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