Recipes and ideas to prepare great vegetable and fruit juices or smoothies.
Cuban milkshakes, batidos, are icy drinks that are very popular also in the United States, particularly in the areas where the most population are from Cuban origin. These fruity drinks are able to quench your thirst in any tropical climate.
This is a Mexican drink you can prepared at home by mashing watermelon and adding a little water and sugar, if the watermelon was not ripe enough. The mint and sparkling water are a modern twist to a traditional recipe.
Strawberries, or any other fruit, juiced and combined with skim milk make a healthy drink, much lighter in sugar and fat than the usual milk shakes and smoothies.
Juices and vegetable drinks are probably the fastest way to replenish your stamina. They are an ideal complement to any diet. When lunch time is short and energy low, a delicious smoothie will satisfy those hunger pangs, supercharge those energy levels, without risk of putting on weight. The vitamins and nutrients from natural juices get to their target much faster than those of an ordinary meal.
Everyone has a favorite fruit or vegetable drink; here there are some more ideas to add to your repertoire. Quantities estimated for four servings.