The combination of kiwi, carrots, beetroot and celery in this recipe make a powerful antioxidant smoothie loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, phenolic phytonutrients, polyphenols, etc. that help to neutralize the damaging free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
High level of dietary fiber in this smoothie also helps to cleanse the digestive tract and promote complete detox. Anti-inflammatory benefits of this smoothie help to reduce chronic inflammation and reduce the pain, stiffness, and discomfort associated with arthritis and gout. Tomatoes used in this smoothie provide a wholesome amount of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the heart, maintain eye health and reduce the risk of cancer.
Kiwis are packed with a number of health-benefitting nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, vitamin K, and potassium. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to treat asthma and boost the immune system which in turn reduces the likelihood of developing cold and flu. The antioxidants also prevent DNA damage through oxidative stress and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein present in kiwi provides protection against macular degeneration, which is one of the leading causes of vision loss. Vitamin K present in kiwi supports bone mineralization and reduces blood clotting which in turn helps to manage blood pressure effectively.
Carrots are one of the healthiest of vegetable loaded with carotenoids that help to reduce the damage caused by free radicals and provide protection against cancer. Beta-carotene present in carrots has the capacity to lower the risk of lung cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.
Polyacetylenes found in carrots are especially effective in providing protection against leukemia. Alpha-carotene and lutein present in carrots help to protect vision and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Beetroots contain a unique phytonutrient called betalains – betanin and vulgaxanthin that provide powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support to the body. Beetroot has the capacity to slow down the development of certain types of cancer (colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and testicular cancer) and prevent liver disorders by stimulating the detoxification process of the liver. Anti-inflammatory properties of beetroot help to reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, etc.
Tomatoes are one of the best sources of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. Lycopene has the capacity to protect your body from damage caused by pesticides. Lycopene also protects the eyes from oxidative stress and reduces the risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Lycopene lowers high blood pressure levels and prevents coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.
Celery is a rich source of antioxidant flavonoids and polyphenol phytonutrients that improve liver function and helps to protect the skin, eyes, and brain against oxidative stress. The polysaccharides in celery reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, cancer, etc.
Phenolic acids as caffeic acid and ferulic acid along with flavanols like quercetin help to relieve joint pain caused by gout and arthritis; relieve irritable bowel syndrome and treat urinary tract infections.
Here is the recipe…
- Kiwi – 2
- Carrot – 2
- Beetroot – 1
- Tomatoes – 2
- Celery – 2 Sticks
- Lemon – 1
- Peel and chop kiwi, carrot, and beetroot into pieces.
- Toss them in the blender and chop tomato and celery to add in the blender.
- Then squeeze the juice of a lemon and pour it.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth and transfer it into your serving glass.
- Enjoy this healthy antioxidant smoothie to counteract the attack of free radicals and helps you to stay healthy.
This is a 100% vegan fruit and vegetable smoothie made using fresh and whole ingredients suitable for people with a restrictive diet.