Beat the Heat for a Smooth(ie) Summer

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Beat the Heat for a Smooth(ie) Summer

 

 

With summer in full swing here at McKinley Beach, it’s important to find ways to cool off, stay hydrated, and keep healthy. Fruit smoothies provide you with essential vitamins and minerals and are an easy way to nourish your body with essential nutrients.

We’ve assembled five great summer smoothie recipes to give your day a healthy boost while keeping you cool in the process! Take advantage of the local fruit markets to gather your ingredients and ENJOY!

1) Grape-Berry Protein Smoothie

A great source of vitamin C, manganese and potassium, as well as powerful antioxidants!

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– 1 teaspoon dry chia seeds

– 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

– 1 ½ cups seedless red or purple grapes

– 1/2 cup blueberries

– 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

– 1/2 cup water

 

2) Peachy Green Protein Smoothie

A refreshingly perfect nutritional serving of fruits and veg!

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– 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

– 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

– 1 cup frozen peaches

– 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

– 1/2 banana

– 2 cups kale

– 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

 

3) Orange Creamsicle Protein Smoothie

An energizing breakfast shake, perfect as a post-workout smoothie!

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– 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder

– 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)

 

4) Kale Piña-Covado

A protein-packed green smoothie packed to bursting with energy!

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– 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

– 2 large handfuls kale ~the leaves of about 8 stalks

– 1/3 cup pineapple chunks

– 1/2 ripe avocado

– 1 scoop protein powder

– 1 cup ice cubes

 

5) Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie

A beach-approved, refreshing drink!

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– 1 can lemonade concentrate (frozen or thawed – doesn’t matter)

– 1 & 1/2 cans water

– 2 cups frozen raspberries

– 1/4 cup sugar

– 4 cups ice

– Fresh lemons (optional)

 

These smoothies, other healthy options, and more will be available next summer at the initial phase of the McKinley Beach Beachclub which includes a Coffee Shop! If you’d like to stay up to date on developments at McKinley Beach, be sure to register at https://www.mckinleybeach.ca/register/#register

**Recipes and images provided by DailyBurn.com