The combination of cantaloupes and grapes in this recipe makes a healthy and hydrating smoothie which is extremely low in calories and rich in dietary fiber and water. It is the perfect pre-workout smoothie that helps to keep you energized throughout your training session and aids weight loss by preventing unhealthy snacking.
This smoothie also supplies wholesome amount of potassium that aids muscle repair after exercise. Spinach adds a refreshing green color to the smoothie and provides a generous amount of essential vitamins and minerals. This smoothie can be used as a healthy breakfast or lunch replacement during summers.
Like any other summer melons, cantaloupes have high water content that helps to prevent dehydration and provide energy during summer days. Cantaloupes are loaded with mineral potassium and vitamins A and C that help to lower high blood pressure and prevent macular degeneration. Beta-carotene present in cantaloupes provides protection against prostate cancer and colon cancer.
High fiber and water content in cantaloupe aids digestion and prevent constipation. Cantaloupes are extremely low in calories (One cup of cantaloupe contains only 60 calories) and rich in various nutrients and dietary fiber which makes it a perfect addition to any weight loss plan. Cantaloupes help to make up for the nutrient deficiencies that one might face while following a low-calorie diet.
You can use green, black or red grapes in this smoothie. Grapes are considered a super food that contains powerful antioxidants – polyphenols which have the ability to slow down and prevent various types of cancer, such as colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, endometrial cancer, etc.
Flavonoid quercetin found in grapes is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that protects the heart against oxidation of LDL cholesterol and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. Fiber and potassium present in grapes help to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. The antioxidants in grapes also help to UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and its diuretic effect flushes out excess water from the body in the form of urine.
Spinach is the healthiest of leafy green vegetables which contain a high level of dietary fiber, protein, and antioxidants. High iron content in spinach has the ability to restore energy, improve the quality of the blood and enhance vitality. Spinach is also loaded with other nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, vitamin C along with magnesium and manganese.
Vitamin K is a rare nutrient that is difficult to find in most vegetables and it plays a crucial role in maintaining bone health. Spinach contains a high level of chlorophyll that helps to restore and replenish red blood cells and improves the ability of the blood to carry more oxygen to various organs and cells. The carotenoids in spinach help to maintain healthy eyesight and prevent the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Here is the recipe…
- Spinach (chopped) – 1 cup
- Cantaloupe chunks – 2 cups
- Grapes seedless – 1 cup
- Water – 1/2 cup
- Toss chopped spinach and cantaloupe chunks into the blender.
- Then add seedless grapes and water in the blender.
- Blend it on high speed until smooth.
- Have this delicious smoothie immediately to get all the nutrients nd to make you feel full.
- Regular intake of this green smoothie will help you to lose your excess weight.
This is a super hydrating and wholesome fruit and vegetable smoothie that contains a high level of dietary fiber, water, and antioxidants that help to provide healthy skin and hair, protect the eyes and promote weight loss. You can adjust the consistency and thickness of this smoothie by adding water to it.