The combination of celery and parsley in this recipe make a healthy and nutritious green smoothie without any veggie flavor. Potent anti-inflammatory properties of celery help to relive inflammatory conditions such as joint pain and knee pain caused by gout and arthritis, asthma and osteoarthritis.
High fiber content of this smoothie aids weight loss by improving satiety and lowering calorie intake throughout the day. The minerals and water content in this smoothie helps to relieve migraines and headache. Enzyme bromelain present in pineapples aid digestion by supporting the breakdown of proteins in foods and relieves digestive disorders.
Celery contains an abundant amount of nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, potassium, vitamin C, calcium and vitamin B6. Celery helps to reduce the level of uric acid in the blood by stimulating urine production and helps to treat urinary tract infections (UTI), balder disorders and kidney problems.
Special type of ethanol extract present in celery protects the linings of the digestive tract and prevents ulcers. Celery reduces fat build-up in the liver and helps to improve liver enzyme function and blood lipid levels and reduces the risk of liver disease. Celery contains chemoprotective compounds called polyacetylenes that provide protection against cancer (breast cancer and intestinal cancer) and lower toxicity.
Parsley is a nutrient-rich herb that contains a high level of folate, calcium iron, vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C. vitamin K helps to build strong and healthy bones by improving bone mineralization while vitamin C boosts the immune system.
Beta-carotene present in parsley is converted into vitamin A that acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect the body against free radical damage. Oxalates present in parsley supports healthy kidney function and help to relieve gall bladder problems. High iron content in parsley supports hemoglobin productions and helps to treat anemia.
Pineapples are a rich source of antioxidants such as vitamin C that helps to prevent DNA damage by free radicals and reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and hypertension. Vitamin A and E present in pineapple help to prevent age-related macular degeneration and formation of cataracts.
Enzyme bromelain present in pineapples aids breakdown of proteins and aids digestion. It also helps to relieve colitis. Anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain help to relieve pain and discomfort associated with arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Bananas are a rich source of dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble fiber) that aids digestion, promotes regularity in bowel movement, aids weight loss by improving satiety, lowers cholesterol level in the blood and helps to maintain proper blood sugar balance in the body.
High level of potassium found in bananas helps to maintain healthy functioning of the heart and prevents irregular heart beat. Vitamin A in bananas helps to protect the vision and reduce the risk of night blindness and cataract.
Here is the recipe…
- Parsley (chopped) – 1 cup
- Celery – 1 medium
- Pineapple chunks – ½ cup
- Banana – 1 (chopped)
- Water – 1 cup
- Pour pineapple chunks and parsley in the blender.
- Then add banana slices, celery and water to it.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth and transfer it into your serving glass.
- Drink this green smoothie immediately to cut down your calories.
- Regular intake will cleanse your liver, reduce your cholesterol levels and detoxify your body to lose the excess weight.
This is a 100% vegan and gluten-free smoothie that do not contain any animal products or grains. This recipe is also suitable for people with diabetes because it does not contain any added sugar or sweetener.