When we say bananas are the perfect smoothie ingredient, we're not monkeying around! Bananas are high in potassium as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. And, of course, they add a sweet, mellow flavor and a velvety texture to the drink. Now just sip and relax.
Our contributors know a thing or two about imbibing: Anne Becerra was the first woman in New York to become a certified cicerone (a.k.a. beer sommelier); the Hella Bitter boys run a successful bitters brewing company and cocktail brand; Sarah Tracey is an expert at City Winery New York; and that's only naming a few! Here are their suggestions on what to drink during the hot summer months.
Our Bloody Marys look different, but all three use traditional ingredients -- tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot-pepper sauce, and salt. Red, yellow, or orange tomatoes give each a unique hue.
The strawberry smoothie is delicious on its own, but it also acts as the perfect base for health-boosting add-ins. Amp up your smoothie by blending it with coconut water, yogurt, or other nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Don't eat your greens. Actually we don't mean that: Do eat your greens, but drink them too! Our green smoothie recipes are packed with nutritious ingredients: dark leafy greens, creamy avocado, plus fresh fruits like peach, pineapple, and banana for a touch of sweetness. They're super delicious.