Summer is fast approaching and the seasons are beginning to change from appropriate heat and humidity, to insanely hot. This is the kind of hot weather wherein you would rather stay at home, lie on your bed, and crank up the AC. But do you really want to keep your air-condition system turned on all throughout the day? Try to imagine your upcoming electricity bill if you do. Not a pretty picture, isn't it?
There are ways to cool down during the intense summer season. You can go grab a refreshing drink from the fridge, but not just any drink. While that soda does seem exceedingly tempting during hot temperatures, you may be regretting that decision after a while. Carbonated drinks are loaded with additives, sweeteners, and sugar that will take a while for your body to burn (even IF you're doing regular exercise).
There are healthier options for you to take besides sweet fizzy drinks. For instance...
A GREEN ORGANIC CERTIFIED WHEATGRASS SMOOTHIE RECIPE
The following organic certified wheatgrass smoothie recipe can be found in "In Sonnet's Kitchen." The source website can be found by visiting the following link here. Without further ado, here's the recipe in question:
Basic Green Smoothie
- 2 cups nondairy milk
- 1 frozen banana (remove the peel, cut into 1-inch slices, and freeze in a plastic bag overnight)
- 1 cup of frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and/or blackberries, etc.)
- 1 scoop rice protein powder (soy or hemp works well)
- Greens: spinach has the mildest flavor and for a beginner, I would recommend starting with 1/2 cup. As you become used to the taste, you can increase to 1 – 2 cups or try other greens like kale, chard, or collards.
Blend milk and greens for 15 seconds – 1 minute (depending on your blender) on high. Then add your fruits and blend for 15 – 30 seconds. Add the protein powder and blend another 15 – 30 seconds.
When you have all the ingredients for this organic certified wheatgrass smoothie recipe, it's fairly easy to make and it won't take up too much of your time.
This organic certified wheatgrass smoothie recipe is also loaded with healthy vitamins and nutrients. Therefore, instead of feeling guilt by drinking unhealthy beverages, why not create your own all-natural, and still very delicious, wheatgrass smoothie? It can also be your favorite pre-breakfast drink.
There are tons of ways to enjoy wheatgrass. This organic certified wheatgrass smoothie recipe is just one of many.
*Photo from "In Sonnet's Kitchen"