5 Refreshing Smoothie Recipes for Spring Season

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Spring season has just started to take its toll in the capital city, Islamabad. This means - a beginning of more greener Margalla hills, longer days, more sunlight and more fresh fruits and vegetables.

Even though we loved the winter season and the drinks to keep ourselves warm, now it’s time to reap benefits of the spring season. 

So this week, we have filled our glasses with fruits and vegetable smoothies that have that ‘spring’ feeling.

Light tropical flavors like strawberries, raspberries, carrots, and citrus fruits all are designed to make you feel alive and healthy.

So Howmuch - an online grocery shopping app has listed down 5 refreshing smoothies recipes which can make your spring season more colorful and energizing.

Also read: 5 nutrition myths that you should stop believing right now


Creamy Strawberry Smoothie

This spring season, indulge yourself in creamy strawberry shakes. Strawberry is a star fruit and it tastes great with yogurt and some honey.


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 ½ cup chilled strawberries

  • 3/4th cup thick cold yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon honey


DIRECTIONS

In a blender, add the banana, strawberries, and yogurt. Blend until smooth. Add the honey and transfer into a tall glass. Garnish with some fresh cut berries and serve immediately.

Also read: 10 kitchen hacks that you wish you knew earlier


Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Peanut butter and banana is a match made in heaven. A perfect smoothie you can enjoy all year round. It is a power-house smoothie to energize your body, especially recommended for people who work-out. Here’s how you can make it.


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1/8 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

DIRECTIONS

Blend the banana, peanut butter, brown sugar and milk in a blender and pour into a glass. Garnish with some mashed peanuts and serve chilled.

You can also add one scoop of vanilla ice cream to the blend to give it the additional thickness and rich taste.

Also read: These 7 changes in the kitchen will help you lose weight

Apple and Carrot Smoothie

Apples and carrots are healthy to eat and they taste amazing with a hint of lemon juice.


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 apples

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)

  • 1 whole carrot

  • 1/2 cup of water

DIRECTIONS

Blend the apples, carrot and baby spinach together in a blender. Add water to make it smooth and pour the mixture into a glass. Add lemon juice and serve.

Also read: 8 shopping habits that you can learn from other countries


Raspberry Orange Smoothie

A perfect time of the year to sip a cool raspberry orange smoothie. While you can still find oranges and raspberries in the fruit market, here’s all ingredients you need to keep yourself refreshed. 


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 orange - peeled

  • 2 oz raspberries

  • 3 tbsp cashews (optional)

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

Squeeze the orange juice, and then add raspberries in a blender. Add water and ice to make it smooth and cool and pour mixture into a glass. Add cashews on top and enjoy!

Also read: All you need to know about Tetra Milk in Pakistan


Tropical Carrot Smoothie

The tropical carrot smoothie is a spring blast in a cup! High in vitamin C and vitamin A, carrot smoothie is effective for your complexion. 

Pineapple and goji berries are also a great source of getting freshness and have antioxidant to help every part of your body feeling young.  



INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz carrots - chopped

  • 4 oz pineapple

  • 1 pear - chopped

  • 2 tbsp goji berries

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup ice


DIRECTIONS

Blend chopped carrots in a blender, add pineapple, pear, berries, hemp seeds and 1 cup of water and ice. Mix it till it becomes smooth, pout it glass and enjoy!

Do you know any good smoothie recipes? Let us know in the comment box.





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5 Refreshing Smoothie Recipes for Spring Season

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Spring season has just started to take its toll in the capital city, Islamabad. This means - a beginning of more greener Margalla hills, longer days, more sunlight and more fresh fruits and vegetables.

Even though we loved the winter season and the drinks to keep ourselves warm, now it’s time to reap benefits of the spring season. 

So this week, we have filled our glasses with fruits and vegetable smoothies that have that ‘spring’ feeling.

Light tropical flavors like strawberries, raspberries, carrots, and citrus fruits all are designed to make you feel alive and healthy.

So Howmuch - an online grocery shopping app has listed down 5 refreshing smoothies recipes which can make your spring season more colorful and energizing.

Also read: 5 nutrition myths that you should stop believing right now


Creamy Strawberry Smoothie

This spring season, indulge yourself in creamy strawberry shakes. Strawberry is a star fruit and it tastes great with yogurt and some honey.


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 ½ cup chilled strawberries

  • 3/4th cup thick cold yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon honey


DIRECTIONS

In a blender, add the banana, strawberries, and yogurt. Blend until smooth. Add the honey and transfer into a tall glass. Garnish with some fresh cut berries and serve immediately.

Also read: 10 kitchen hacks that you wish you knew earlier


Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Peanut butter and banana is a match made in heaven. A perfect smoothie you can enjoy all year round. It is a power-house smoothie to energize your body, especially recommended for people who work-out. Here’s how you can make it.


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1/8 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

DIRECTIONS

Blend the banana, peanut butter, brown sugar and milk in a blender and pour into a glass. Garnish with some mashed peanuts and serve chilled.

You can also add one scoop of vanilla ice cream to the blend to give it the additional thickness and rich taste.

Also read: These 7 changes in the kitchen will help you lose weight

Apple and Carrot Smoothie

Apples and carrots are healthy to eat and they taste amazing with a hint of lemon juice.


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 apples

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)

  • 1 whole carrot

  • 1/2 cup of water

DIRECTIONS

Blend the apples, carrot and baby spinach together in a blender. Add water to make it smooth and pour the mixture into a glass. Add lemon juice and serve.

Also read: 8 shopping habits that you can learn from other countries


Raspberry Orange Smoothie

A perfect time of the year to sip a cool raspberry orange smoothie. While you can still find oranges and raspberries in the fruit market, here’s all ingredients you need to keep yourself refreshed. 


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 orange - peeled

  • 2 oz raspberries

  • 3 tbsp cashews (optional)

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

Squeeze the orange juice, and then add raspberries in a blender. Add water and ice to make it smooth and cool and pour mixture into a glass. Add cashews on top and enjoy!

Also read: All you need to know about Tetra Milk in Pakistan


Tropical Carrot Smoothie

The tropical carrot smoothie is a spring blast in a cup! High in vitamin C and vitamin A, carrot smoothie is effective for your complexion. 

Pineapple and goji berries are also a great source of getting freshness and have antioxidant to help every part of your body feeling young.  



INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz carrots - chopped

  • 4 oz pineapple

  • 1 pear - chopped

  • 2 tbsp goji berries

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 1 cup of water

  • 1 cup ice


DIRECTIONS

Blend chopped carrots in a blender, add pineapple, pear, berries, hemp seeds and 1 cup of water and ice. Mix it till it becomes smooth, pout it glass and enjoy!

Do you know any good smoothie recipes? Let us know in the comment box.





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