5 Smoothies to Keep You Hydrated All Summer Long
Drinking fluids or staying hydrated is an important part of staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in the body. The recommendation is to consume 30 to 50 ounces of fluid per day. Good old water will always do the trick, but these five summer smoothie recipes can also quench your thirst.
There are few things that are as satisfying as a ripe, cool watermelon on a hot summer day. With just four-ingredients, this #WildYourSmoothie recipe by Frances Largeman-Roth, RD is sure to quench your thirst. Frozen Wild Blueberries add a pop of intense blueberry flavor that’s sweet, tart, and tangy. We suggest using chilled coconut water, plain or lime, to up your electrolytes for a complete refresh.
Fitness enthusiasts will love this Wild Blueberry ultimate recovery smoothie by Danielle Omar, MS, RDN of Food Confidence. She calls it her natural Gatorade – incredibly refreshing with no added sugars. This #WildYourSmoothie recipe is the perfect healthy reward after a long, sweaty workout!
On hot summer days, we may not feel like eating much but know our bodies need nutrients. This#WildYourSmoothie takes the mouth-watering combo of frozen Wild Blueberries and lemon and makes it protein-rich by adding Greek yogurt and your favorite vanilla protein powder. Cool off and replenish with this smoothie ASAP.
Two summers ago, Carlene Thomas, RDN, LD of Healthfully Ever After created this smoothie recipe for our Wild Blueberry Harvest Tour #WildYourSmoothie competition. While the competition was tough, we all agreed that this was the perfect choice for a day of intense heat and activity. We’ve even thrown this smoothie once it’s whipped up into the popsicle mold for a frozen, guilt-free treat perfect for a hot summer evening.
Who doesn’t long for the carefree days of childhood and sharing a treat with a friend? We may have the answer with this #WildYourSmoothie recipe by Alisa Fleming of GoDairyFree.org. This smoothie is everything, except the added sugar, that we remember from one of our childhood summer treats – the orange creamsicle. Frozen Wild Blueberries give this smoothie its sweetness and will make you forget all about that treat on a wooden stick.