I was craving a healthy fruit smoothie since I’m in winter and summer but all together!!
The last days, the weather has been completely variable and the temperature tripled in few days.
With the short summer you tend to delight with refreshing drinks and this one accomplished with its yummy mission.
Banana, strawberry and orange, an easy smoothie full of vitamins with no-recipe to share, because is too simple to make it.
Certainly the alternatives are endless: smoothie with yogurt, chocolate and your imagination can add the rest of the ingredients. At the end of this post I’m putting more smoothie variants to your choice.
With these suffocating days, it came to my mind also what you can desire to drink. A cool beer, cocktail, cola, smoothie or plain water; but do you know what effects produce in your body, the different options? Let’s see them.
Hypotonic, Isotonic, Hypertonic Drinks
Hypotonic drinks are less concentrated than body fluids so are quick to replace fluids lost by principally sweating on hot days or during short exercise trainings. The proportion of carbohydrates (energy) is low around of 2%. Examples are low calorie drinks. As they’ve poor energy you can complement them with food, supplying the necessary calories.
Isotonic drinks can replace lost fluids quickly by sweating as well as glucose and electrolytes in comparable concentrations to the body. They take a little more to be absorbed than plain water and they supply a boost of energy through carbohydrates.
The concentration in glucose is around 6% to 8% and there’re many commercial brands available.
The principal use is as sport drinks for training and lately I’ve seen people drinking them normally in hot days. If you have spent several hours walking is fine but if not, you’re adding unnecessary calories that can rebound in your body weight!
Hypertonic drinks: Hyper means high concentration, more than body fluids. The absorption rate is very slow compared to plain water, then they can reduce the speed of fluid replacements, and potentially can cause dehydration! Usually they’ve large amounts of sugar or glucose, 8% to 10% or more.
They can boost your energy and warning, the daily carbohydrate intake! Examples sodas, alcoholic drinks, colas, fruit juices and …you get the idea. From time to time they’re delicious but not recommended as rehydrating drinks, because the water go out of the cells instead to enter to them.
Healthy Fruit Smoothies Recipes
- Easy Healthy Smoothies Recipe from Chew On That
- Strawberry & Banana Smoothie from NoobCook
- Namaste Cafe and a Smoothie Recipe from Healthy and Gourmet
- Strawberry and Banana Smoothie from For the love of cooking
- Got (Rice) Milk?: Avocado & Strawberry Smoothie from Zomppa
- Green Smoothies from A Veggie Venture
- Banana-Papaya Smoothie (recipe) from TriniGourmet
- Berry Banana Smoothie from Simply Recipes
- Blueberry Smoothie- Veganluscious from Karina’s Kitchen
- Avocado Smoothie with Soy Milk from Andrea’s Recipes
- Summer Recipe: Summer Berry Smoothie from My Cooking Hut
- Strawberry Green Smoothie from TammysRecipes
I’m pretty sure that, every now and then, you enjoy some appetizing smoothie. Which are your preferred ones?
Have you felt the sensation of being thirstier after drunk some hypertonic drinks?