What to choose for post-ride smoothies?(C)

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After the long riding, are you tired and exhausted? Are you in need of a delicious companion? Don’t worry. various of smoothies are waiting for you. Smoothies, made with different kinds of fruits, not only taste good, but also supplement the lost energy and supply functional nutrients. It is super exciting to drink a fresh and cool smoothie, especially in summer today. Here are some smoothies and their recipes. Try those smoothies for a great flavour combination of kinds of fruits.

Fresh lemon and papaya smoothie

Good for stomach and useful in detoxification

Both papaya and lemon are famous around the world for their health benefits, particularly related to the digestive system. Fresh lemon and papaya smoothie is good for stomach and useful in detoxification.

Papaya is rich in enzymes called papain and chymotrypsin, which helps our body to break down the protein from the food we eat into amino acids. In addition, papaya fruit could be an exquisite ingredient of dietary fibre, vitamin A, C and E and folate, rich in antioxidant nutrients flavonoids and carotenes, low in calories and sodium.

Lemon is one of the best sources of vitamin C offering countless benefits for our digestive health and overall body. Lemon contains citric acid, which is helpful to regulate the balance of natural pH and eliminate the acidity caused by unhealthy food.

For its richness in antioxidants, lemons can also help to eliminate the accumulation of toxins and poison in our bloodstream.

It’s very easy to prepare and can also be used to alleviate symptoms of indigestion and upset stomach.

Ingredientspapaya lemon

Ripe papaya chunks - 2 cups ( fresh or frozen)
Lemon juice - 1/4 cup
Raw Honey - 1 tbsp

Blend all ingredients together into a smooth soothing smoothie.
Serve cold plain or with ice.

Blueberries and banana vegetarian smoothie

Useful to skin care

Blueberry fruit is rich in nutrients. It is a high amino acid, high zinc, high calcium, high iron, high copper, high vitamin nutritional supplement. It not only has a good nutritional health effect but also prevent the brain from ageing, fight cancer, soften blood vessels and enhance human immune function. Besides, it can get those antioxidants in and be good for our skin.

The banana is an edible fruit. It is a rich source of vitamin B6 and fibre, good for our carbs and helps to thicken up the smoothie.

Ingredientsblueberry smoothie

1 banana
1 cup blueberries (150 g)
1 cup spinach (30 g)
1/4 cup oats (25 g)
1 cup plant milk of your choice or water

Place the banana, blueberries, spinach, oats and milk in a blender and blend until smooth.
Serve and your smoothie is ready to drink. Feel free to add any natural sweetener, like dates or coconut sugar.

Coconut pineapple smoothie

To improve the body’s digestive function

Coconut, with a low calorie, cholesterol-free, has a significant physiological regulation of the human body, with high chewiness. Its physiological regulation function includes promoting gastrointestinal motility, preventing constipation and improving the body's digestive function. Researchers at the University of the Philippines have found that coconut has anti-cancer effects, and regular consumption can reduce the damage caused by carcinogens, especially to those who contact cigarettes, car exhaust and other carcinogens.


1 cup of Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blend or Original variety
1 banana (fresh or frozen)pineapple-coconut smoothie
2 cups of frozen pineapple
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Garnishes (optional)
2 sprigs of mint
2 lime wedges
2 pineapple wedges
Coarse sugar

Place the almond milk, banana, pineapple and coconut in a blender
Blend until completely smooth. Serve as is or garnish as follows.
Dip the rim of 2 glasses into the water and then into a plate of coarse sugar.
Place a wedge of pineapple and lime onto the rims of the cups.

Prunes & almond butter smoothie

To promote bowel elimination

Prunes contain dietary fibre (about 7% per gramme) which may provide laxative effects. And prunes effectively contribute to the restoration of normal bowel function if consumed at least 100 grammes per day. Prunes are a rich source of vitamin K and a moderate source of several B vitamin and dietary minerals.

Almond butter is high in monounsaturated fats, calcium, potassium, iron and manganese. It’s considered a good source of riboflavin, phosphorus, and copper, and an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and fibre. Almond butter also provides dietary protein.


1 cup almond milkprune smoothie

½ large banana, frozen
½ cup vanilla yoghurt (or extra banana if making vegan)
2-3 tbsp of almond butter
2 tsp vanilla
4 whole pitted prunes
1 cup ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.

Mango-Peach Smoothie with biscuits

A Choice for weight-losing

Mango and peach, with low calorie, both contain a variety of nutrients (vitamin C and folate are in significant amounts of the Daily Value.)


1/2 cup mango nectar
1 (6-ounce) container nonfat peach yoghurt
1/2 cup frozen mango chunksmango-peach smoothie
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/4 block soft silken tofu
1 cup ice
Vanilla vodka, optional

Pour nectar into a blender.
Add all remaining ingredients.
Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth.
To make a smoothie cocktail, add 3 ounces vanilla vodka if desired.

Guava, strawberry and oatmeal smoothie

To provide disease-protective health benefits

Guavas are especially rich in vitamin C and they also provide a good source of vitamin A, copper, potassium as well as folate. Guavas are an especially rich source of antioxidants which may provide disease-protective health benefits. The fruit itself may contribute health protective benefits from the nutrition, fibre and antioxidant content – especially in those who consume guavas as part of a healthy and balance whole foods diet.


1/2 cup guava, seeds removedGuava strawberry smoothie

6 large strawberries

1 banana, peeled

2 cups fresh baby spinach

4 ounces oatmeal


Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.

The health of a smoothie depends on its ingredients. Many smoothies we introduce today include large servings of fruits and vegetables which are recommended in a healthful diet. A healthy diet, healthy life, let’s start now.