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Earlier this week, we shared some creative, healthy goals for the summer season. One of the most important goals? Proper hydration during the summer heat! These three hydrating summer smoothies get the job done — and more. Each smoothie is loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats, and antioxidant-rich summer produce that will strengthen your immune system and fight disease with each frosty sip. Enjoy!

1. Hawaiian Oatmeal Smoothie

Have you ever tried putting oats into your morning shakes? It might seem like an odd idea, but it adds a rich, creamy texture to your smoothie — plus a high amount of fiber that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours. Plus, oats have some surprising health benefits including:

  • Boosting your gut health by supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria (oats are a potent prebiotic)
  • Lowering your cholesterol
  • Balancing your blood sugar and reducing your risks of diabetes

Best of all, this summer smoothie’s flavors will whisk you away to a tropical vacation. It’s simply bursting with Hawaiian flavors like coconut, banana, mango and pineapple.

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 frozen banana
1 cup of full-fat coconut milk
1 cup of ice cubes
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup frozen mango cubes
3/4 cup frozen pineapple cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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2. Spicy Persimmon Smoothie

Embrace the heat of summer with this hydrating smoothie that has a spicy heat of its own. It’s a creative mix of flavors that will surprise and delight you with every sip. The spice comes from ginger, which is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds. Inflammation is at the source of many chronic diseases, and untreated inflammation can weaken your immune system. As you strengthen your immunity with this healthy, hydrating beverage, you’ll also enjoy a full serving of persimmons. This honey-flavored exotic fruit are high in flavanoids which have been shown to reduce your risks of numerous diseases. Persimmons also help to fight inflammation because a single persimmon has nearly a quarter of your daily needs of vitamin C, which neutralizes free radicals while also enhancing your immunity.

2 ripe fuyu persimmons
1 frozen banana
1 cup cashew milk
1/2 tsp fresh ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp of ground cloves

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

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3. Chocolate Collagen Smoothie

This decadent summer smoothie feels like a guilty treat, but it’s anything but bad for you! It’s rich in healthy fats, including MCTs from coconut. MCTs have many health benefits, including reducing your risks of cardiovascular disease and enhancing your cognition and brain health. This shake is also high in collagen — an important nutrient for your skin health and joint health — meaning every drink will leave your skin looking and feeling more youthful. Last but not least, the decadent taste comes from raw cacao. Besides making this chocolate-y smoothie taste like dessert, it’s also high in antioxidants that are great for your immune system.

2 cups coconut milk
1 frozen banana
3 tbsp almond butter
1/4 cup raw cacao powder, ideally organic
2 scoops powdered collagen
1 cup ice cubes

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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