Beat the heat with home-made smoothies

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New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Is the heat making it tough for you to maintain your health? Summer is here and to avoid health hazards, here are some recipes for home-made smoothies that act as a perfect healing drink for your skin and help maintain the metabolism.

Smoothie for skin – Coconut water beauty smoothie


1 cup Coconut water

½ cup Chopped carrots

½ cup Strawberries

1 orange

½ cup chopped mangoes

Prep time: 5 mins

Serves: 1

Preparation: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Coconut water is a power house of important electrolytes, carrots, strawberries, oranges and mangoes contain antioxidants and vitamins which are beneficial for the skin. This drink is teeming with the same vitamins and nutrients you can find in some of the most sought-after skin products.

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Ginger/pineapple Smoothie to increase metabolism


1 medium banana

1 ½ cups fresh pineapple, diced

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger

½ cup Greek yogurt – choose any flavor you like

½ cup fresh pineapple juice – you can also use water if you want

Blend all of these ingredients together and enjoy. Fresh ginger gives this powerful smoothie great metabolic properties. You can substitute your favorite citrus if you are not partial to pineapple, but if you want your healthy drink to taste like a tropical piña colada, this is what you need.



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