This is a healthy and delicious green smoothie that contains the goodness of spinach and apples. The abundance of dietary fiber and antioxidants in this smoothie helps to support digestion and improve skin health. Dietary fiber helps to relieve constipation, cleanse the colon, relieve acid reflux and heart burn and treat upset stomach. Antioxidants help to provide healthy skin and hair and prevent acne. Cinnamon present in this smoothie also provides wholesome amount of antioxidants while lemon juice supplies abundant amount of vitamin C.
Spinach is a true superfood that contains a wide range of nutrients. High level of glutathione present in raw spinach promotes liver cleanse. High level of antioxidants in spinach prevents cell damage caused by free radicals and potentially reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin present in spinach act as powerful antioxidants that prevent the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration. Spinach is one of the few sources of vitamin K that is essential for developing strong bones. Vitamin K supports bone mineralization and plays a vital role in proper blood coagulation.
Apples are a rich source of dietary fiber that provides numerous health benefits. A specific type of soluble fiber called pectin found in apples form a gel-like structure in the intestine and slow down digestion that helps to increase satiety and prevents unhealthy snacking. It also leads to slow and steady to glucose in the blood stream and prevents sudden blood sugar spikes. Soluble fiber also helps to lower cholesterol level in the blood and protect the heart. Insoluble fiber present in apples aid digestion by regularizing bowel movement and prevents constipation and hemorrhoids. Flavanoids present in apples prevent the growth of H. pylori in the intestine and helps to relieve stomach ulcers.
Cinnamon is one of the most beneficial spices with potent medicinal properties. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants polyphenols that prevent oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon reduce inflammation; fight off infections and speeds up tissue repair. It also reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Cinnamon can improve insulin sensitivity and manage type 2 diabetes. Cinnamaldehyde, the main active component of cinnamon has the capacity to fight off bacterial and fungal infections.
Lemon juice provides wholesome of vitamin C to the body that helps to boost the immune system function and prevent infection. Vitamin C also helps to maintain healthy skin, teeth and gums. Lemon contains soluble fiber that helps to improve satiety and reduce hunger. It also helps to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Limonoids found in lemons have the capacity to protect against certain types of cancer.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
- Spinach (chopped) – 1 cup
- Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 teaspoons
- Apple – 1
- Lemon Juice – 2 teaspoons
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
- Cinnamon – ¼ teaspoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Toss chopped spinach and apple pieces into the blender.
- Then add fresh lemon juice, raw honey, and apple cider vinegar to the blender.
- Blend it by adding water at high speed until smooth.
- Drink this tasty green smoothie to cut down your excess weight and to stay healthy.
The combination of cinnamon, honey and lemon juice in this recipe make an antioxidant-rich smoothie that helps to fight off harmful free radicals, prevent infections and provide an instant boost of energy.