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Summer refreshing cocktails. Try these ideas!

2023-07-10

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the moment and savor refreshing drinks - especially when the real heat is pouring from the sky! Why not combine pleasure with food and create your own summer cocktails? Here are some ideas for refreshing and tasty drinks that will make your summer evening even more special!

Why drink fruit smoothies in the summer?

First of all, it's a good idea to start with refreshment and hydration. In summer, the body can easily lose fluids and become dehydrated due to high temperatures and physical activity. Fruit smoothies are a great way to hydrate the body, as fruits contain a lot of water. Consuming fruit cocktails helps you stay hydrated, and their refreshing taste additionally quenches thirst perfectly. Another argument is the high nutritional content. Fruits are rich in various nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Fruit smoothies provide the body with these valuable substances, which are essential for maintaining health and well-being. Consuming a variety of fruits in the form of smoothies provides access to a variety of nutrients that strengthen the immune system, improve digestion and provide energy.

Fruit smoothies can be a great idea for a healthy snack during the day. They give a feeling of satiety and provide energy, while being lighter than other snacks such as sweets or fast food. You can prepare smoothies from your favorite fruits and have a healthy snack on hand when you need a quick energy boost. It's also worth noting that fruit smoothies give you many opportunities for experimentation and creativity in the kitchen. You can mix different fruits, add fresh herbs such as mint or basil, and even experiment with the addition of plant milk or yogurt. The possibilities are virtually endless, making drinking fruit smoothies an enjoyable experience!

Idea 1 - watermelon paradise:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sliced watermelon
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup of ice

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime slice and a mint leaf.

Idea 2 - Mango with a hint of ginger:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1 cup of ice

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in tall glasses, garnished with a mango slice or mint leaf.

Idea 3 - Strawberry cocktail with mint:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strawberries, cut in halves
  • 1/2 cup of natural yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • A few mint leaves
  • 1 cup of ice

Preparation: Put the strawberries, yogurt, water, lime juice, a few mint leaves and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in glasses and garnish with fresh strawberries and mint leaves.

Idea 4 - Lemon cocktail with basil:

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup of sugar syrup
  • A few basil leaves
  • 1 glass of sparkling water
  • 1 cup of ice

Preparation: Place all ingredients, except the sparkling water, in a shaker and shake vigorously for a few seconds. Transfer to a glass with ice, add sparkling water and stir gently. Garnish with a basil leaf.

Idea 5 - Melon cocktail with lime:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sliced melon (such as cantaloupe or pumpkin)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
  • 1 cup of ice

Preparation: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of melon or a mint leaf.

Idea 6 - Kiwi-mint relaxation:

Ingredients:

  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup of apple juice
  • A few mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)
  • 1 cup of ice

Preparation: Put the kiwi, apple juice, a few mint leaves, honey and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in glasses, garnished with a slice of kiwi and a mint leaf.

Fruit smoothies for summer are always a good idea!

Yes, as we mentioned - fruit cocktails are an ideal choice in the summer, as they provide refreshment, hydration and nutritional value. They are tasty, easy to prepare and allow you to experiment with different combinations of fruits. Therefore, enjoy summer fruit smoothies as a healthy alternative to other beverages and as a way of delicious refreshment on hot days.

Let our ideas for refreshing smoothies inspire your own creative experiments in the kitchen. Remember that you can adjust the proportions and ingredients according to your own taste preferences. Have fun cooking and enjoy your summer drinks with your loved ones and friends. Good luck!

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