Sizzling, hot days make you crave for something refreshing and cooling. And what can be better than a soothing smoothie to calm the heat! Here we have a list of 12 of the best and healthiest smoothies to cool you down. These juices are not only easy to prepare, but provide a concentrated dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and keep you hydrated and active all day long!


It’s difficult to say which smoothie is better than the other because it depends on individual preference and taste. While some prefer the green of leafy vegetables, there are others who enjoy a mash-up of two or three of their favorite fruits. Nuts are also a popular ingredient added to most blends. So feel free to add them in too!


Whenever you juice, try and keep as much skin of the fruit or vegetable as possible, and do not strain the juices. This way you can retain most of the fiber and nutrients of the ingredients. As with all other foods, juices are very healthy only made from fresh fruits and vegetables and consumed immediately. Alternatively, you can pour these juices into ice trays and freeze them. These fruit cubes can be added to plain water for a dose of happy health.


So, here you go! Pick your choice from these 12 doses of good health and better refreshment!


Good Old Green Smoothie

What you Need:
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
½ banana
8-10 almonds
3 to 5 raisins (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 tablespoons cacao* or cocoa powder
½ can of coconut milk

*Cacao is the purest form of chocolate; it is raw and much less processed than cocoa powder. If you want more nutrients, cacao is the better option, but if you want fewer calories and a decent source of antioxidants, cocoa powder would be preferable.

Kick-start your day with a healthy glass of green goodness. Simply combine the ingredients and blend till smooth!

Good Old Green Smoothie

Spinach, wheat-grass and mint juice

What you Need:
1 cup lightly blanched spinach leaves
½ cup shredded mint leaves
1 Tbsp. wheat grass powder
Half Lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

An excellent combination that gives a hyper dose of iron, calcium, vitamin A, and antioxidants. Combine all the above ingredients and blend. Chill before serving.

Spinach, wheat grass and lemon

Tomato, carrot and beetroot juice

What you Need:
2 cups carrot grated
1 cup tomato cubed
3/4 cup grated beetroot
A pinch of salt
Pepper to taste
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp (topping)
Honey – ½ tsp. (topping)

Carrots are rich in beta carotene, and antioxidants, while beetroot and tomato are rich in nitrates, making your juice all the more richer. Blend the ingredients in a mixer adding water as required till it gets a smooth consistency. Top with lemon juice and honey. Keep it in the freezer for 10 minutes and serve.

Tomato, carrot and beetroot juice

Red capsicum juice

What you Need:
3/4 cup carrot cubes (washed and peeled)
3/4 cup red capsicum cubes
1 cup tomato cubes
Salt and pepper to taste

Overflowing with vitamin C, a free radical scavenger, this tonic removes dead and toxic wastes from the body. Blend well and do not strain.

Red capsicum juice

Cucumber spinach and mint juice

What you Need:
½ cucumber cubed
1 cup mint leaves
¼ cup spinach blanched
Salt and pepper to taste

A refreshing, low calorie drink for those aiming to lose weight, and to control blood sugar.

Cucumber spinach and mint juice

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Pomegranate and apple juice

What you Need:
1 medium apple peeled and cubed
1 cup pomegranate
½ tsp. honey
Salt to taste

The sweetness of this drink is only secondary to its richness in fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Chill before serving.

Pomegranate and apple juice

Pineapple papaya carrot juice

What you Need:
½ small pineapple cut into cubes
1 cup papaya cubed
¼ cup grated carrots
Few mint leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
1 small piece ginger grated
Chill before serving.

Papaya is rich in digestive enzymes and so it reduces acid production and aids in digestion. Besides, being a yellow – orange colored fruit, it is rich in Vitamin A too.

Pineapple papaya carrot juice

Carrot Mango Smoothie

What you Need:
1 medium mango, peeled and cubed
½ cup shredded carrots
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup coconut water
¼ cup water

Your favorite veggie and your favorite fruit – double the taste and double the joy!

carrot and mango smoothie

Chocolate Beet Berry Smoothie

What you Need:
½ cup peeled chopped raw beet
1 banana
1 cup strawberries/blueberries/raspberries
½ cup coconut water
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Very ‘berry chocolaty’ naughtiness is warranted once in awhile! Added nutrition but without the guilt!

Chocolate Beet Berry Smoothie

Banana Ginger Smoothie

What you Need:
1 banana, sliced
¾ cup vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp. honey
½ tsp. freshly grated ginger

Soothes digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe. Blend all ingredients together and savor the yum taste.

Banana ginger smoothie

Orange Vanilla Tangy Sweetness

What you Need:
1 navel orange, peeled
¼ cup fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Cool your body down with this refreshing drink after a tough workout or a hot day under the sun. Blend it smooth and gulp it slow.

Orange Vanilla Tangy Sweetness

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Papaya Pineapple Tango

What you Need:
1 papaya, cut into chunks
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
½ cup crushed ice
1 tsp. coconut extract
1 tsp. ground flax seed

This thick, coconut-infused smoothie will take you straight to the tropics! Toss everything in the blender and ta-da. It’s ready.

Papaya Pineapple Tango

Welcome the summer season and all the hot days that follow with these beautiful, delicious, indeed the best and healthiest smoothies that are also so very easy to prepare! Packed with nutrients, they are the perfect accompaniment to your daily diet during the hotter days. Make these smoothies and share them with your loved ones. You can thank us later but don’t forget to like and share. Tell us which smoothie you like best in the comment section below.

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