While Malaysia’s tropical and humid climate has its woes, the weather also makes it the perfect time for smoothies. With the wide variety of fruits and vegetables in season almost all year round, it’s easy to make smoothies to quench your thirst. Plus, did we also mention that they are packed with vital vitamins and nutrients essential for hydration?
The best part of it all? You’ll only need a single, trusty smoothie maker to create your own personal smoothie customised to your palate. Whether you’re looking for easy ways to eat more fruits and vegetables, want to beat Malaysia’s heat, or simply need an energy boost to kickstart your day, these refreshingly delicious smoothie recipes are sure to hit the spot:
1. Peach Mango Smoothie
Like liquid sunshine, this tropical-inspired smoothie boasts a sunny colour, creamy texture, and light tropical flavours that are oh-so-refreshing. Blending these two fruits together creates an irresistibly tangy flavour to quench your thirst on a hot day. You don’t have to follow this smoothie recipe to a tee, either. Want to stir in some chia seeds or collage for your daily dose of fats and protein? Go for it. You can even swap out the peach for some strawberries or passion fruit to give it a slightly different flavour.
- 1 cup of frozen peach slices
- 1 cup of frozen mango slices
- ¾ to 1 cup of orange juice (to taste)
- ¾ to 1 cup of water (as needed, to blend)
- Optional – 1 scoop of collagen powder, 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds, or 1 cup of greens
- Simply add all the ingredients into your smoothie blender and puree until smooth.
- Add more orange juice or water as needed.
2. Watermelon Smoothie
Imagine this: a blend of frozen watermelon cubes, strawberries, and yoghurt with the optional addition of mint or basil if you feel like it. This pink drink is the grown-up equivalent of drinking cold water right from the hose or water cooler on the hottest day as a kid: pure euphoria.
But, it can be tricky to make a watermelon smoothie since the fruit itself is nearly 92% water. That means if you toss these watermelon cubes into the blender or smoothie maker, there’s a high chance you’ll end up with watermelon juice. So, the trick to making a lush and thick watermelon smoothie is to freeze the watermelon cubes first. From there, the other ingredients can complement the watermelon and add different textures or flavours to the drink.
- 3 cups of 1-inch diced frozen watermelon cubes
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- ½ cup of vanilla Greek yoghurt
- ½ tablespoons of honey (to taste)
- ½ cup of water or unsweetened almond milk (as needed)
- ¼ cup of packed fresh mint leaves
- Place all of the ingredients into a high-powered smoothie blender.
- Blend until smooth, adding more water as needed if the smoothie is too thick.
- Taste and add honey if you like your smoothie sweeter.
3. Blueberry Lemon Coconut Smoothie
This blueberry lemon coconut smoothie is a refreshing way to kickstart your morning or get you through that afternoon slump when the weather is extra humid. But that’s not all. Blueberries are also jam-packed with many health benefits like antioxidants and Vitamin C. Plus, they are known for reducing stomach fat too.
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- ¼ cup of plain Greek yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- 2 to 3 cubes of ice
- Fresh blueberries (for topping)
- 1 tablespoon of shaved coconut (for topping)
- Add all of the ingredients to your smoothie blender.
- Blend thoroughly till smooth.
- Top with fresh blueberries and shaved coconuts
4. Grape Smoothie
A simple four-ingredient smoothie, a sip of this brings about a sweet yet tarty and refreshing flavour. We recommend using red grapes for this smoothie; you can also use green grapes, but they’ll bring about a tartier flavour, so be sure to add a little honey or maple syrup whenever necessary.
- 2 cups of frozen seedless red grapes
- 1 banana
- ½ cup of milk (almond or oat milk can also be used if you’re vegan)
- ½ cup of Greek yoghurt
- Break the banana into smaller pieces.
- Add yoghurt and milk into the smoothie maker first before the fruits.
- Blend until smooth, adding water or milk whenever necessary to achieve your desired consistency.
5. Vanilla Green Tea Smoothie
If you’re a matcha lover, then this vanilla green tea smoothie is for you! Combining the classic flavours of green tea and vanilla in a luxe, rich, and creamy smoothie, this beverage is both healthy and delicious – perfect for any meal or if you’re looking for something to quench your thirst.
- 1 cup of vanilla Greek yoghurt
- ½ cup of vanilla almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 teaspoons of matcha powder
- Combine all the ingredients in your smoothie maker and blend till smooth.
- Add water or milk to achieve the desired consistency.
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No matter the recipe you choose to use, our personal smoothie makers at Kenwood Malaysia allow you to make the most out of every fruit or vegetable of your choice. Complete your smoothie maker with an electric blender or fruit juicer so that you’ll have all the kitchen appliances you need to create a beverage of your choice – fruit cocktails, yoghurt drinks, or even fresh fruit juices, Kenwood’s kitchen appliances promise to do them all and delicious.
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