The combination of bottle gourd, spinach and raw mangoes in this recipe make a powerful detox smoothie that helps to improve the function of the liver and kidneys and provide clear and healthy skin. Dietary fiber and water present in this smoothie helps to flush out toxins, harmful chemicals and heavy metals from the system and chlorophyll helps to lower acidity and maintain the pH of the body at a healthy alkaline state.
This is an extremely filling and wholesome green smoothie that helps to keep you satiated for a prolonged period of time and aids weight loss by reducing total calorie intake throughout the day.
Bottle gourd is an extremely nutritious vegetable loaded with water and dietary fiber that has numerous benefits for health. Abundant fluid content of this vegetable helps to cool the body and keep it hydrated during hot summer days. Fiber and water present in bottle gourd helps to keep you full for longer and aids weight loss. Water and fiber content also aids digestion and helps to treat constipation and diarrhea.
Vitamin A and vitamin C found in bottle gourd act as powerful antioxidants that protect the cells against free radical damage and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Bottle gourd helps to flush out excess water and fluids from the urinary tract and helps to treat urinary tract infections (UTI).
Spinach is one of the healthiest of leafy greens that is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Spinach contains abundant amount of vitamin K and vitamin A. Vitamin K helps to maintain strong and healthy bones by booting bone mineralization. Vitamin K also supports proper blood clotting.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that protects the cells against free radical damage and helps to protect the eyes against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Mineral manganese present in spinach prevents DNA and cell membrane damage by free radicals and supports the breakdown of carbs and protein from foods.
Raw mangoes contain abundant amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and magnesium that helps to maintain optimum health. Soluble fiber pectin present in raw mangoes helps to treat gastro-intestinal disorders and treat diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, etc.
The minerals in raw mango helps to maintain electrolyte balance in the body and prevent dehydration. The acids present in raw mango boosts bile production and improve liver function. Abundance of vitamin C in raw mangoes boosts the formation of new blood cells and improves iron absorption which in turn reduces the risk of anemia.
Here is the recipe…
- Bottle gourd chunks – 1 cup
- Spinach (chopped) – 1 cup
- Raw mango – 2 tablespoons
- Water – 200 ML
- Toss bottle gourd chunks, spinach and raw mango pieces in the blender.
- Then add water and blend it on high speed until smooth.
- Drink this healthy green smoothie regularly to detox your body and thereby to reduce your excess weight.
- Make sure to drink the smoothie immediately, as time lasts they will be a loss of nutrients in it.
This is a simple and refreshing green smoothie that contains the goodness of bottle gourd, spinach and raw mangoes. It is a 100% vegan smoothie that does not contain milk or any dairy products which makes it suitable for people with lactose intolerance and those following a restrictive diet.