It’s summer time! Time to hit the golden, rolling sand beaches, plan a luxury picnic, and tan in some much needed rays. And while you’re relishing the experience to rejuvenate your body and soul, make sure to treat your digestive system too. Smoothies are an excellent way to treat your body to vital nutrients, even when you’re in full vacation mode.
Delicious, fruity, sometimes creamy…nothing can really beat the refreshing taste of a smoothie on a warm day. You can even add a punch to your fruit smoothies by adding vegetables like Kale or Spinach to the mixture to give them a super boost in antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. And fortunately, they are so easy to make and once you start, you’ll build healthy habits. If a summer bod is part of your goals, then smoothies go a long way in helping you lose weight. Hunger pangs are always a challenge, but a smoothie keeps you feeling full and satiated. The fiber in the fruits and the vegetables go a long way and helping temper the temptation to eat another meal.
So without further ado, here are some of my absolute favorite smoothies to partake in at a Los Angeles luxury picnic.
1) Avocado Almond Smoothie
The AAS as I call it. Ingredients include avocado, almonds, and bananas with a base of either almond or coconut milk. The avocado is brimming in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, B6 and other minerals that help prevent cancer and heart disease. Almonds also contain healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids, which acts as a prophylaxis against inflammation. Lastly it contains banana which helps sweeten the smoothie as well as provided potassium to prevent bone loss as well as magnesium which helps lower blood pressure levels by relaxing muscles in veins so they don’t constrict blood flow as much. Truly AAS is a powerful smoothie to keep you sharp, alert, and healthy.
2) Citrus-Berry Smoothie
Add some vitamin C to your morning routine with this delicious citrus-berry smoothie. Ingredients include one orange, blueberries,. Greek yogurt, almonds, and some almond milk. It’s quite sweet but packed with a ton of protein from the yogurt to keep you feeling full longer. Plus, the orange and blueberries provide those much needed antioxidants. A great drink to enjoy while being beguiled by the ocean waves while chilling at an LA beach picnic with friends and family.
3) Green Monster Smoothie
Ingredients include Dates, Spinach, almond butter, banana, and coconut milk. This green monster is packed with antioxidants and fiber to keep your digestive system healthy while giving you energy throughout the day. Make sure you microwave the spinach beforehand to ensure it mixes in smoothly. Though, it’s even more healthy if you add raw Spinach, you may find it filled with small Spinach bits which aren’t too everyone’s liking. One or two dates are all it needs to add that extra sweetness to bring this smoothie to the top. Plus it tastes amazing!
4) Coconut Cashew Smoothie.
Take some cashew milk and add coconut and pineapple for a tropical smoothie out of this world. This is truly the smoothie for the beach and one that will make you believe you’re on an island paradise. Stay feeling full from the fat from the cashew milk. So Creamy!
If you’re in the LA region, you can pair your smoothie at a beach picnic event at a Los Angeles beach. Sure to give you the day of relaxation and recovery your body and mind needs after a hard’s day week.
So don’t wait. Enjoy the summer, relax, and stay healthy!