Build Your Own Refreshing Summer Smoothie

Summer is a time to freshen up your body and feed it with cooling foods that help lower blood pressure and body temperature. Build your own refreshing summer smoothie using these four easy steps!

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1. Add Fruit
You can add any kind of fruit you please. Summer time is the time of the freshest most ripest fruit, so it is essential that you eat a large variety (especially of the fruit that is local and in-season like nectarines, plums, peaches, mangos, cherries, grapes, melons and berries!)

2. Add Liquid
Add liquid; generally, any type of water, or you can add something for a little more electrolytes like some freshly pressed raw fruit juices or some coconut water. These will help replenish crucial electrolytes lost through sweating in the heat.

3. Power Up
This step is optional, however if you want to add a little more power to your smoothies you are free to add some medjool dates, or some vitamin and mineral rich raw chlorella powder. Kick it up a notch and up your antioxidant boost with some fresh raw acai berry powder, which you can purchase from Nativas Naturals.

4. Make It Cool
Cool down your system by turning your smoothie into a ice-cube slush, or simply blend watermelon by itself (watermelon smoothie anyone?) to help lower your blood pressure and cool down the body. Leafy greens are also great at cooling the body because they have high water content and are thus very easy to digest (and thus, the body does not heat as much to assimilate the digestive process).


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Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

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