When it is constantly hot, like it is in Italy this summer, than the last thing you want to do is to stay behind a kitchen oven for hours to prepare a lovely meal. This is the case for as I rather preferring something quick, refreshing and nourishing, and what can be better than a cold smoothie or freshly squeezed fruit juice to beat the heat as an afternoon snack?
It’s not only fast, but also good for you to get in all the daily vitamins from a fresh fruit and vegetables of the season. I love experimenting with smoothies and fruit juices as the possibilities and combinations are endless. The only thing to bear in mind is dosages and not go wild with amounts – as also liquid calories are calories.
My last weeks favorites are divided by colors: Red (watermelon) , Orange ( nectarine and carrot) and Color–mix (banana, plum and blueberry–kiwi).
Here are my mixes:
you take few plums, a banana, a little bit of berries and a kiwi and cut them.
blend them and pour in the glass color by color (fruit by fruit) to make layers.
The same preparation is for the other smoothies – just blend them and if it is too thick – add some water and decorate as you wish!
2nd option – Orange smoothie – carrot, nectarine, some hint of peppermint and lemon.
And the last one for inspiration – a Red one – the watermelon one!
Here I add some fresh mint leaves, half of peach and couple of strawberries! Enjoy!
What’s your favorite summer drink?