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10 healthy smoothie recipes to kick-start Summer

These recipes are guaranteed to keep you feeling refreshed and healthy!
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While we are gearing up for the hottest part of the year, not only do we start thinking about how we may look in a bikini, but we also tend to think about what’s yummy and healthy to consume!

While salads can be delicious, we often look for something that’s cold, refreshing, low in calories, high in nutrients and of course, tickles our taste buds – and a smoothie or juice is the perfect antidote.

A good, fresh juice or smoothie can contain the energy, fibre, fruit and veg portion of one or two meals, and the antioxidants you need to keep moving during the summer months.

Because they’re blended, these yummy drinks can provide more nutrients than you would otherwise get.

According to The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, a good blender, like a high-speed vaccum blender, preserves up to 3 times more vitamin C and 60% more antioxidants – sounds perfect to us!

So now that we’ve told you how good they can be, check out our top ten yummy and nutrient dense smoothies and juices to kick-start your summer from the Australian Women’s Weekly! below

Super-seed smoothie

Super-Seed Smoothie

This blend of yoghurt, berries, banana and milk is the perfect breakfast smoothie.

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Cherry and Walnut smoothie

Cherry and Walnut Smoothie

This nutty, cherry-fied smoothie is the perfect blend of crushed ice and sweetness, perfect for a Summer’s day.

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Pomegranate Smoothie

Pomegranate Smoothie

Yoghurt, pomegranate and pistachios, oh my!

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Love Potion

Love Potion

Containing watermelon, pineapple and chilli. All of the ingredients in this refreshing juice recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s Super Foods and Power Juices cookbook are thought to be natural aphrodisiacs.

They also happen to contain lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

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Summer Sunrise

Summer Sunrise

Low kj, low fat and high in Vitamin C. The perfect combination!

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Avocado and Banana Smoothie

Avocado and Banana Smoothie

This superfood smoothie is delicious, nutritious and filling!

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Pineapple and Orange Juice

Pineapple and Orange Juice

There’s an unexpected secret ingredient!

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Green Super Juice

Green Super Juice

This juice is nutrient dense and an anti-inflammatory – perfect to kick start your Summer cleanse.

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Green Fruit and Veg Smoothie

Green fruit and vegetable smoothie

The A-typical green fruit and veg smoothie will speak to any juice-thusiast!

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Celery Spinach and Grape juice

Celery, Spinach and Grape juice

Three ingredients for a simple, yet super healthy green detox juice.

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