Recipe: Keep cool with delicious smoothies

Berry smoothie
Berry smoothie

Recipe: Keep cool with delicious smoothies

by Will H.
Stripes Japan

The sunshine is back! That means it's time to break out the blender. Smoothies are a delicious way to cool off  and get your vitamins and fruit servings for the day. Here are four treats for your tastebuds.

ALMOND BERRY SMOOTHIE
400 milliliters (13.5 ounces) orange juice
1/4 cup frozen strawberries
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 scoop of strawberry protein powder
Handful of almonds

Toss the almonds and chia seeds in the blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend to your desire. Feel free to reduce the orange juice for thickness.

CHOCOLATE AND BLACKBERRY SMOOTHIE
300 milliliters (approximately 10 ounces) almond milk (hemp or coconut works as well)
100 grams (3.5 ounces) chocolate bar (raw cacao 50% or higher)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup of fresh blackberries

BERRY BERRY BLAST SMOOTHIE
400 milliliters (13.5 ounces) water
1 scoop protein powder (strawberry or raspberry)
1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds

ORANGE CREAMSICLE
1 can Mandarin oranges
6 ounces orange or plain yogurt
200 milliliters (approximately 3/4 cup) orange juice
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon honey or agave
Ice cubes

If you want a high-powered protein shake, add any orange- or strawberry-flavored protein powder. Blend and add orange juice to desired thickness.

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