4 delicious protein smoothies to keep you hydrated this summer

Smoothie recipe

 

Staying hydrated can be a challenge at the best of times, let alone in summer.

It’s no secret that drinking water is the key to staying hydrated, but sometimes it’s difficult to keep it interesting.

I’ve teamed up with Peak Body to put together four protein smoothies you can cooperate into your daily routine. They’ll satisfy your taste buds and keep you hydrated this summer.

Orange Creamsicle

This one’s for the sweet lovers out there – enjoy this delicious smoothie on a hot day.

Ingredients

2 scoops vanilla protein

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup water

3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate

1/2 frozen banana

1 tsp honey

3-5 ice cubes

1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)

Preparation

In a blender, mix until smooth.

Mango and Blueberry

Mangoes and Blueberries are arguably delicious in their own rights, but many people including myself think these tasty fruits are best served together.  Not only delicious, these fruits are also nutritious, mangoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants, while blueberries are full to the rim of phytonutrients, which help your body ward off diseases.

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup frozen mango

2 scoops vanilla diet protein powder

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Preparation

In a blender, mix all ingredients until smooth.

Kale Pineapple and Avocado

Get tropical this summer with a fruity cocktail of exotic fruits and nutritious vegetables. Although it doesn’t pack the same punch as your usual Pina Colada, this smoothie is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Ingredients

2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 large hand-full of Kale

80g pineapple chunks

50g ripe avocado

1 scoop protein powder

3- 5 ice cubes

Preparation

In a blender, mix until smooth.

Peachy Green Smoothie

Start your day right with this tasty mix of peaches and kale.  Full to the rim of delicious vitamins and nutrition, this smoothie is a great way to keep energised throughout the day while keeping yourself hydrated in the heat.

 Ingredients

2 scoops vanilla protein

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup frozen peaches

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 banana

2 cups kale

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

Preparation

Add all ingredients to blender. Mix until smooth.

Hannah