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A Little Something to Sip On

A Little Something to Sip On

Smoothies are a delicious drink that is often enjoyed in the summer all over the world. Mediterranean and Eastern cultures have served pureed fruit drinks that are similar to modern day smoothies for hundreds of years. Americans started to enjoy smoothies in the 20th century, after the invention of the refrigerator and blender.

The popularity of smoothies escalated with the growth of the macrobiotic and health food movement of the 60’s. ‘Hippies’ of the 60’s are credited for referring to pureed fruit drinks as smoothies. Interestingly, before these drinks were called smoothies, the term smoothie was used for women’s bras, girdles, and ball point pens.  

Similar to how the definition of the term smoothie has changed over the years, so have the smoothies that are enjoyed. Smoothie recipes have evolved as they are no longer limited to fruit that are in season. Here are a few smoothies that you may enjoy while you relax on the beach and read Her Culture articles! Just toss these ingredients into a blender (add ice for a thicker consistency).

 

Green Smoothie

  • Green apple

  • Pineapple

  • Kale and Spinach

  • Coconut water

 

Mango Lassi – India

  • Plain yogurt

  • Milk

  • Sugar/honey

  • Mango

  • Cardamom

 

Berry Blast

  • Almond milk/coconut water  

  • Berries (strawberry, blueberries)

  • Banana

 

Mango and Avocado Smoothie – Mexico

  • Unsweetened coconut milk

  • Mango

  • Avocado

  • Cilantro

  • Lime Juice

 

Mango Smoothie – Thailand

  • Coconut milk

  • Watercress

  • Mango

  • Galangal (Thai Ginger)

  • Lemon grass

  • Lime juice

  • Cilantro

 

Pear and Banana Smoothie – Thailand

  • Almond milk

  • Figs

  • Dates

  • Anjou pear

  • Banana

  • Cinnamon

  • Vanilla extract

 

These are just a few smoothies that are enjoyed in countries across the globe. That may be one of the many advantages of this drink: they are flexible and quick to make. If you enjoy the smoothies, then please tag Her Culture on Instagram Also, feel free to share smoothies you enjoy.

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