Mango Banana Smoothie is a wholesome, healthy and nourishing recipe loaded with dietary fiber and healthy fats that support weight loss, proper digestion and optimum blood sugar balance. It is a 100% gluten-free and diary-free smoothie that does not contain cow’s milk, cream or yogurt which makes it suitable for vegans and people with gluten and lactose intolerance and those with celiac disease.
Chia seeds used in this smoothie not only add volume and thickness to the smoothie but also add a wholesome amount of healthy fats (omega-3 fatty acids), antioxidants, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese that support overall health and well being.
Despite being a high-calorie fruit, mangoes help in weight loss because of their high fiber and water content that helps to keep you satiated for a prolonged period of time and reduces hunger, which in turn lower total calorie intake throughout the day.
Mangoes also provide 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin C and 35% of your daily requirement of vitamin A that helps to support healthy immune system, vision, bone growth and clear skin. Mangoes are also loaded with potent flavonoids such as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin that reduce free radical damage and prevent chronic inflammation.
Bananas included in this smoothie provide an instant boost of energy to the body and helps to improve exercise performance. Bananas are loaded with soluble and insoluble fiber that slows down digestion and keeps you satiated till the next meal or lunch.
High fiber content in bananas reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. It also helps to ease digestion.
An abundance of potassium in bananas helps to keep blood pressure under control and regulates heartbeat. Bananas also contain other health-benefiting nutrients such as calcium, manganese, iron, folate, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6.
Almond Milk is used as a thinning agent in this smoothie. Almond milk is a healthy substitute for cow’s milk. It is comparatively low in fat compared to whole milk and it contains zero cholesterol.
It is high in energy, protein, and fiber and it also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium phosphorus, potassium, zinc, etc along with B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, etc that supports healthy bodily functions. Almond milk helps to provide strong muscles and bones, maintain healthy skin, improve vision, and support weight loss.
Chia Seeds add thickness and volume to this smoothie and it also supplies a wholesome amount of polyunsaturated fats, fiber, antioxidants and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, etc. Omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds help to reduce inflammation, reduce cholesterol, and boost cognitive performance.
Fiber supports digestion and weight loss. Antioxidants protect the cells against free radical damage. Minerals support energy metabolism and DNA synthesis. Chia seeds is a 100% gluten-free grain which makes it suitable for people with gluten-intolerance.
Here is the recipe…
- Mango chunks – 1 cup
- Banana – 1
- Chia Seeds – 1 spoon
- Almond Milk – 1 cup
- Peel and cut a banana into pieces.
- Add the mango and banana pieces into the blender.
- Then add unsweetened almond milk and chia seeds to it.
- Blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Drink this delicious smoothie immediately to cut down the excess calories and thereby lose your weight.
This Mango Banana Smoothie contains the added benefits of chia seeds which make it a wholesome and healthy preparation for weight loss. It is a simple and straight-forward recipe that contains fresh whole ingredients which make it suitable for kids and toddlers as well.