The combination of avocado and grapes in this recipe make a nutritious and sweet smoothie loaded with dietary fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants that aid weight loss, improve skin and hair health and reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles. Yogurt added to this smoothie provide much needed protein that also helps to promote weight loss and build lean muscle mass. Lime juice provides a wholesome amount of vitamin C to the smoothie that boosts immunity and helps to relieve cough and cold.
Grapes are one of the richest sources of antioxidants phytonutrients that have the capacity to prevent certain types of cancer. A specific type of antioxidant called resveratrol present in grapes inhibit the formation of free radicals, improve blood flow and lowers blood pressure. Resveratrol also helps to treat skin problems such as acne, pimples, etc. High level of potassium in grapes helps to maintain sodium-potassium balance in the body and lowers high blood pressure. Resveratrol also boosts brain health by increasing blood flow to the brain and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Avocados are considered a superfood that supports and improves overall health. High level of monounsaturated fat present in avocado provides protection against heart disease and lowers high blood pressure. Fatty acids such as oleic acid and linoleic acid found in avocado prevent high cholesterol. High fat and fiber content in avocado provides a feeling of satiety and aids appetite regulation. Avocados also contain significant amount of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects the cells against damaging free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Yogurt is a nutrient-rich dairy product that contains high level of protein, calcium, B-vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, etc. that support growth and recovery of muscles and tissues, provides strong and healthy bones and regulates blood pressure and healthy metabolism. Vitamin D found in yogurt promotes bone health and immune system health. Probiotics (live bacteria) present in yogurt support healthy digestion and helps to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Lime juice is a rich source of vitamin C that helps to boost the immunity and prevent infections. High potassium content of limes helps to remove toxic substances from the kidney and reduces the risk of kidney stones and other urinary disorders. Lime contains high level of soluble fiber that helps to prevent sudden blood sugar spikes after meals and control diabetes. Soluble fiber also helps to lower high blood pressure and remove harmful LDL cholesterol from the blood which helps to protect the heart.
Here is the recipe…
- Avocado chunks – 1 cup
- Grapes – 1 cup
- Lime Juice – 1 teaspoon
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
- Yogurt – ½ cup
- Toss avocado chunks and grapes in the blender.
- Then add yogurt, raw honey and fresh lemon juice to the blender.
- Blend it well at high speed until smooth and pour this into a glass.
- Drink this healthy smoothie to cut down your weight and to stay healthy.
This is a well-rounded fruit smoothie that contains all essential nutrients that are required to maintain overall health. It helps to make up for any nutritional deficiency while following a low-calorie or restrictive diet.