Beat the Heat with These Cooling Smoothies

So... I was planning to run a Tough Mudder race with a group of my girlfriends this weekend, BUT with 110 degree temps in the forecast, these very wise women voted to change our registration date to the next event, in October (actually, it will be on my birthday!).

Now instead, this weekend I'll be hiding out in the AC, keeping cool, not running, and NOT cooking!

To make sure I still get my greens in on these super hot days, I pulled out some of my favorite refreshing and nutrient-rich smoothie recipes and thought you might like them too.

Blueberry-Cardamom Smoothie. Cardamom is naturally cooling and adds a yummy flavor to this smoothie.

For 21-Day Sugar Detox: Omit blueberries and use a whole (green-tipped) banana if desired.

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie. Contains anti-inflammatory spices such as ginger and turmeric that are more warming, so they are perfect if you're indoors in the AC all day.

For 21-Day Sugar Detox: Use a green-tipped banana.

Chocolate Collagen Smoothie. You can also use spinach in this one, but the romaine is a nice change of pace so if you have some, try it!

For 21-Day Sugar Detox: Omit the strawberries and use a whole (green-tipped) banana if desired.

Glowing Green Mango Energy Smoothie. Super refreshing with lemon, lime and cucumber!

For 21-Day Sugar Detox: Omit the mango. Replace the apple with 1/2 of a green apple, and add 1/2 green-tipped frozen banana.