Get over Shikanji ! This Spring refresh smoothie gives you an instant energy kick!

Updated on: 28 March 2022, 15:47 pm IST

Spring is in its full glory! And to beat the hot waves it brings with it, here’s a spring refresh smoothie recipe for you all!

Shifa Khan
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Try this smoothie recipe, a perfect summer drink! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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While Spring is a season of colors and renewal of life, it may leave us feeling a little fatigued at times due to the heatwaves and sunny days. To beat the seasonal blues, we need to take good care of our bodies by indulging in a workout routine and eating healthy. The season of Spring brings with it many wonderful bounties like blooming flowers, berries, and fruits. To make the most of them, we have a Spring refresh smoothie recipe just for you.

Well, this recipe is courtesy of Nikita Oswal, Founder and Chief Nutritionist, Fat2fitcurves, who also listed the superb benefits of all the nutritious ingredients of this easy to make smoothie.

“This Spinach Berry smoothie is great if you’re looking for a smoothie high in fiber and also helps keep your blood sugar levels more stable,” says Oswal.

Here’s the refreshing smoothie recipe you’ve been waiting for:

Ingredients

• 1 cup fresh spinach/kale/2-3steaks celery
• 1/2 cup nut milk
• 1 cup mixed berries (frozen)
• 1/2 banana
• 0.5 scoop Oats (optional)

Preparation

  1. Add spinach/kale/celery and the nut milk in a blender.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3.  Add fruit and blend again.As added tips, Oswal suggests using frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold. Weight watchers should feel free to swap the banana with a half avocado if you want to cut down the fruit sugar further.

Get ready to reap these benefits once you try this smoothie recipe:

Keeps you hydrated

Spinach is made up of 91% water and all berries are good foods for hydration. Putting spinach and berries into smoothies is an easy way to get some extra hydration.

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Try this Spring refresh smoothie right away! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Helps with clear and radiant skin

Berries are rich in antioxidants, which combat free radical damage and can also help keep your skin looking younger. “By eating spinach in Spring, you’re just cleaning your skin, inside out”, affirms Oswal.

Promotes natural weight loss

Berries, especially blueberries, may help the body burn fat and regulate fat storage. This in turn may help reduce cholesterol levels and abdominal fat.

This smoothie recipe aids in weight loss too! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Improves mood and help in fighting depression

The tryptophan found in spinach helps increase our levels of serotonin which boosts mood. Berries are high in flavonoids that may promote brain health and improve mood.

Improves digestion and metabolic functions

Berries and spinach are very high in fiber. It’s important to get adequate fiber each day to keep your digestive system cleansed, which in turn will help the rest of your body function properly as well.

Shifa Khan Shifa Khan

An aesthete and a skincare junkie, Shifa spends most of her time cooking delish food while wearing a sheet mask. At HealthShots, she creates high-octane content that can leave you all a little intrigued!

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