With the arrival of summer we have to stay hydrated, since the heat and the sun cause dehydration in our body. One of the best solutions for this is to prepare the best varieties of fruit juices or flavored waters in your own home . Take note of the most refreshing combinations! Remember that you can get all the fruits at the Hipercor supermarket.
Natural juice and its benefits
Natural juice is an excellent alternative to consume fruit and to enjoy the flavors of seasonal fruit. Although a juice does not have the same properties as the whole piece of fruit, it is a much healthier alternative to carbonated soft drinks. Keep in mind that the same blending process causes the fruit to generate more sugars and lose the fiber or other properties that the whole fruit does have.
Even so, we love juices to hydrate ourselves and to hydrate everyone in the house, whether for breakfast or a snack. Prepare your juices and smoothies with seasonal fruit to benefit from the purest flavors. At intu Xanadú we recommend some of the most suitable fruits for this spring-summer 2022.
Beetroot, orange and turmeric juice
Not only do you have to resort to fruit to make juices, since you can incorporate complete and nutritious foods into your juice recipes. We love beet, orange and turmeric juice. You just have to mix the beet juice, orange juice and a pinch of turmeric: fresh, sweet and healthy .
Orange juice is one of the classics of our breakfasts and snacks, since they maintain all the flavor of the orange and we can enjoy it with part of the fruit pulp. We also like to combine it with liquefied carrot, with lemon, with strawberries, with kiwi, with apple and with mango. It is one of the fruits that allows more versatile and delicious combinations.
Watermelon and strawberry juice
We like natural juices a lot because of the water and the hydration that it gives us and there is no better fruit for this than watermelon . Try the combination of watermelon and strawberries, very refreshing and will help you digest due to its high amount of water. A tip that we give you is that you remove the seeds from the strawberries by passing it through a sieve at the last moment.
Pineapple juice, mango and coconut water
If you want to consume fruit in a fun and easy way, pineapple juice, mango and coconut water is a perfect snack, loaded with vitamins and complete nutrients . Crush pineapple chunks, add mango and coconut water. Add a bit of ginger to the mix, if you like the flavor of it. The result is a very creamy and consistent juice, which manages to reduce the sensation of thirst.
Strawberry and blueberry juice
Strawberries are a popular fruit, enjoyed whole, in smoothies, ice cream and juices. We like the combination of this variety with blueberries, a forest fruit with a high concentration of fiber and natural anti-inflammatories. Place the blueberries and strawberries in a mixing bowl. Blend and add a little water if you need to lighten the texture.
Pear and pineapple juice
Pineapple is one of the most consumed fruits during the spring and summer months, with a high concentration of water (almost 90%) and diuretic properties to eliminate retained fluids. This combination is also rich in fiber and in vitamins of group C and B. To prepare it, you only need a blender and combine the amounts to your liking. You can also add a little coconut milk to make it creamier.
Avocado, lemon and apple juice
We are used to eating avocado in salads or on toast, but we forget that its creamy texture is ideal for the most delicious juices. Together with the lemon and the apple you will have a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A juice that will remind you of the texture of smoothies and whose combination of flavors will also appeal to younger palates.
Peach and lemon juice
Not all juices have to be very sweet, the key is to balance the flavors and ingredients. One of the creamiest and most delicious juices that we suggest is peach with lemon or lime , to which you can add yogurt or orange juice to improve its texture. We suggest you freeze the peach juice and add the lemon juice little by little to make it more refreshing. Don’t forget to add mint or spearmint.
Orange, mango and coconut juice
Do you like to eat fresh and seasonal fruit? This juice combines three varieties full of flavor and lots of life. Squeeze two oranges, add a diced mango and a tablespoon of dehydrated coconut . Mix and add more orange juice if you want it to be lighter. The texture and flavor are unique.
Apple and cucumber juice
This combination is one of the most refreshing, full of water, vitamins and minerals . To get this green juice you have to mix 1 small cucumber with a green apple and juice of half a lemon. Serve it cold with a little ice.
Papaya, grapefruit and pineapple
Do you want a refreshing juice with citrus touches? To make this special juice you only need 1 grapefruit, an orange, a quarter of papaya and natural pineapple. Make sure that the grapefruit does not have any white part left, which usually adds bitterness and subtracts sweetness. Mix all the fruits and enjoy this very tasty juice with a tropical and citrus touch that will surprise you.
Orange, grapefruit and kiwi
One of the lesser-known juices, but one that can surprise both guests and all those who are fruit lovers, since it maintains the seeds of the kiwi, which gives it texture. Mix 3 kiwis, 2 limes, a piece of grapefruit, juice of two oranges, half a glass of water and mix. Then add the mojito ice and enjoy. An alternative for your cocktail parties, for those who don’t want to drink alcohol, but want to refresh themselves.
Apple, kiwi and orange juice
The apple is a fruit with little water, but with a flavor that can be combined with special fruits such as kiwi or orange. Crush the apples to gain texture, add a kiwi and orange juice as a base for all the juice. You can select between the most sour or sweet apples to taste.
Pineapple, tangerine and ginger
Pineapple is one of the most ideal fruits to make juices in summer, since at this time they reach their best flavor. Mix the pineapple, with tangerine and with a pinch of ginger to taste, to give it a spicy touch. Remember to serve it very cold and enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack.
One of the healthiest options for this summer is to prepare your own flavored waters or flavored waters . It is water with the natural essence of the fruits that you add to it: the best way to beat the heat and also include the essence of aromatic herbs and spices. A homemade and healthy drink, which you can prepare with a simple slice of lemon, or with any citrus fruit, with red fruits and with other seasonal fruits that you like.
Give it an extra touch of flavor and essence with mint, basil, coriander, tarragon, rosemary, thyme or lavender. You can also add refreshing fruits or vegetables like cucumber. You only need to infuse in the fridge for 24-48 hours. Some of our favorite combinations are pineapple, ginger, and mint; watermelon, orange and basil; strawberries and coconut; green tea, mint and lime or orange and vanilla.