Ultimate guide to cooling down - 11 smoothies to beat the heat

Ultimate guide to cooling down - 11 smoothies to beat the heat

And all of these recipes only take 10 minutes to make!

In the middle of the dry season, you’re probably finding as many ways to stay cool. It’s scorching hot and the lack of rain is enough to feel like you’re shrivelling up. But you can make your own cooling drinks for summer that are nutritious AND refreshing! Plus it’s tastier than drinking water (but seriously – you should drink more water when you can. Your health will thank you for it!)

9 cooling drinks for summer or anytime when it’s crazy hot!

We love fruits and we love staying cool. Combine together to make refreshing and cooling drinks for summer that you can enjoy all year round.

1. Papaya smoothie (chilled)

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It’s packed with nutrients like vitamin A, C, and E as well as essential minerals like potassium and fibre (which a lot of us aren’t getting enough of!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 papaya (sliced)
  • 100 ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup (optional)
  • A few cubes of crushed ice (add more if you want your smoothie thicker)

2. Mango smoothie

Super simple, delicious and easy to make! Yoghurt really helps with your digestive system, making this a wonderful breakfast drink!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mango chunks
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • A few cubes of crushed ice (add more if you want your smoothie thicker)
  • Honey or stevia for taste (optional)

3. Banana, Papaya & Pineapple smoothie

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Get all of your favourite fruits into one of the best cooling drinks for summer! It’s filled with minerals and nutrients that make this a great booster when you’re on-the-go.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 whole, ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup papaya chunks
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

4. Strawberry & banana

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A timeless classic ever since smoothies were created. The sweet banana perfectly offsets the tangy strawberries. And it’s extremely nutritious as well!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 whole, ripe banana
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • Ice cubes (optional if you want your smoothie thicker

5. Milo Dinosaur

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Who says cooling drinks for summer need to be very healthy? A Milo dinosaur is an excellent way to satisfy sweet cravings. And it’s very simple to make!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of Milo powder
  • 2 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 100ml of fresh milk
  • Ice cubes (optional if you want your smoothie thicker)

6. Banana & Coconut smoothie

It’s sweet and extremely refreshing to drink on any day. The coconut flavour really invites summer vibes!

Ingredients:

  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 dates
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • Ice cubes

7. Avocado & Cucumber

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Smoothies can be highly nutritious as well as being cooling drinks for summer. Green smoothies get a bad rep. But let this one change your mind!

Ingredients:

  • Half an avocado
  • Quarter cucumber
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup cold water

8. Watermelon

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The most refreshing summer fruit can be enjoyed in liquid or natural form!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups watermelon pieces
  • 2 limes

9. Banana & Berry smoothie

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This smoothie is full of antioxidants to keep you healthy throughout the day!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen berries
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • Ice cubes

Written by

Vinnie Wong