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The Only 4th July Healthy Smoothie You’ll Need This Summer

The Only 4th July Healthy Smoothie You’ll Need This Summer

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The Only 4th July Healthy Smoothie You’ll Need This Summer
The Only 4th July Healthy Smoothie You’ll Need This Summer

Get into the spirit of this holiday with this deliciously healthy 4th July layered smoothie! For our SWEAT community in the USA, the Fourth of July is a great day to celebrate in the sunshine with family and friends. That’s why it’s so important to start your day right with something wholesome and energising — fuelling your body before you go out can also help you to avoid overeating later on in the day.

Another way to make sure you are feeling your absolute best is to try and squeeze a workout in before a day of celebrating! 

The best 4th July healthy smoothie

Our layered 4th July Smoothie is a great way to kick-start your day, or to serve at breakfast with friends. No matter where you live, this is a tasty, nutritious and — best of all — COLOURFUL way to start any big day! 

Ingredients (makes 2 serves):

Blue layer:
80ml low-fat milk
100g blueberries, fresh or frozen
¼ medium banana
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp low-fat plain yoghurt
2-3 ice cubes

White layer:
80ml low-fat milk
½ medium banana
1 tsp honey
3 tbsp low-fat plain yoghurt
2-3 ice cubes

Red layer:
80ml low-fat milk
¼ medium banana
100g strawberries, fresh or frozen
60g pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp low-fat plain yoghurt
2-3 ice cubes

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Method:

1. To make the blue layer, place the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Divide the mixture between two glasses and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. 

2. Rinse out the blender, ready for the next layer.

3. To make the white layer, place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Remove the glasses from the freezer and carefully pour the white layer on top of the blue layer. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

4. Rinse out the blender, ready for the next layer.

5. To make the red layer, place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Remove the glasses from the freezer and carefully pour the red layer on top of the white layer. Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

6. Remove the glasses from the freezer and leave to thaw for 10 minutes before serving. 

It’s as easy as that! There is nothing more satisfying than relaxing in the summer time with your loved ones and this healthy smoothie will set you up to feel energised, as well as ready to take on your day. 

If you’re looking for something extra to serve with the smoothie, our avocado on toast recipes will give you some inspiration!

We’d love to see how your layered smoothies turn out. Tag us on Instagram (@sweat) to show us — and Happy Fourth of July!

* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.

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