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Healthy shakes to give you a boost of energy

Who doesn’t appreciate a delicious shake? A refreshing drink that is sure to quench your thirst is always a treat. How about trying some healthy alternatives that you can indulge in more often while hanging out with friends, relaxing in the evening, as an afternoon snack or even for breakfast. Here are some recipe ideas that are worth discovering!

Strawberry smoothie

An alternative to ice cream, this low-fat strawberry slushie from Well Plated may just become your new favourite dessert. Packed with antioxidants, strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and fibre. This drink is a great way to incorporate our local strawberries. You can even freeze batches of fresh strawberries to have locally harvested berries all year round. A drink that you can easily enjoy anytime, and it only takes 5 minutes to whip up in your blender.

Tropical fruit smoothie

This smoothie recipe from Dinner at the Zoo is made with a blend of tropical fruits and coconut milk and is a great option for breakfast. You can use a variety of fruits and experiment with different flavours. What a great way to get the kids involved and impress family and friends.

Chill-out honeydew cucumber slushie

A delightful flavour combination of honeydew and cucumber that will keep you refreshed all day long. Both honeydew and cucumber are high in nutrients, may help control blood sugar and aid with digestion. A perfect drink to quench your thirst any time. Check out this delicious recipe from Bon appétit.

Inflammation-busting pineapple turmeric smoothie

This smoothie from Downshiftology has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to powerhouse ingredients pineapple, turmeric and ginger. All three contain disease-fighting antioxidants that may reduce the risk of many diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. A delicious, guiltless drink option you can enjoy while providing your immune system with an all-important boost.

Beauty-food mango slushie

Mangoes are a “super fruit” that are equally tasty and nutritious. Packed with both vitamins C and A, this delectable fruit provides major skin-brightening benefits. Not to mention it may boost immunity and support heart health. The use of lime and chile in this recipe will keep it spicy and bright. This energizing beverage from Bon appétit will be a sure hit when entertaining.

Watermelon basil cooler

If you’re looking for a sweet combination of the ultimate refreshing fruit and quintessential herb, this is it! Watermelon, primarily composed of water, is an excellent source of hydration. It also includes nutrients such vitamins C and A. Basil is a source of vitamin K, an important factor in maintaining healthy bones. Blend these two ingredients to make this tasty drink from Ricki Heller.

Almond milk and vanilla slushie

This delicious treat from Detoxinista is a great option for anyone looking for a dairy-free slushie. Almond milk, a low-calorie and low-sugar option, is still a good source of calcium. Maple syrup is used to sweeten this drink. Considered a superfood, maple syrup contains anti-inflammatory properties. The cold and creamy texture of this drink can easily remind you of vanilla ice cream. A delectable treat you can enjoy during warmer evenings.

Low-fat mocha iced coffee frappe

Low-fat, dairy-free, sugar-free means guilt-free! This decadent coffee drink from Sugar-free Mom can be made in under 5 minutes. If you prefer skipping the coffee, try chicory root, chai or Earl Grey tea. If you would like, you can omit the stevia or use the sweetener of your choice!

Matcha smoothie bowl

This matcha green smoothie from Minimalist Baker is the perfect pick-me-up to replace coffee in the morning. Not only is it delicious, it comes with a list of health benefits too! Matcha green tea is loaded with antioxidants and is believed to boost metabolism. This invigorating drink will surely keep you going any day of the week.