This is a simple and healthy fruit smoothie made using only 2 to 3 ingredients but it is extremely nutritious and healthy. The combination of Chikoo (sapota), chia, and almonds in this recipe make a filling and nourishing smoothie that helps to keep you satiated for a prolong period of time and prevent unhealthy snacking, which in turn aids weight loss.
All the ingredients in this smoothie contain a significant amount of dietary fiber that supports healthy digestion and helps to relieve constipation or piles and diarrhea. Antioxidants present in this smoothie helps to maintain healthy skin and hair and improve vision.
Chikoo, also known as Sapodilla or Sapota is a nutritious tropical fruit rich in calories and dietary fiber which makes it extremely filling and satiating. Dietary fiber present in sapota adds bulk to stool and works as a laxative that relieves constipation and removing cancer-causing toxins from the colon.
The antioxidant polyphenolic compound called tannins present in sapota have potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral effects that help to relieve inflammatory conditions such as gastritis, reflux esophagitis, enteritis, and irritating bowel disorders. Sapota is a good source of vitamins C and A that helps to improve vision and maintain healthy skin and hair and neutralizing free radical damage.
Chia seeds are healthy gluten-free grains that contain a high level of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. Fiber helps to reduce inflammation, regulate bowel function and reduce cholesterol level in the blood. Omega-3 fatty acids improve heart and brain function.
Antioxidants present in chia seeds provide protection against free radical damage. Minerals calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese present in chia seeds help to maintain healthy bones and teeth; prevent hypertension and support energy metabolism and DNA synthesis.
Both almonds and almond milk used in this smoothie provide a wholesome amount of vitamin E. Almond milk is a low-calorie and low-fat substitute for whole milk which helps in weight management. The healthy fats present in almonds help to protect the heart by lowering the level of harmful LDL cholesterol in the blood.
Antioxidants such as flavonoids, flavonols, catechins and vitamin E present in almonds protect the cells against free radical damage and reduce inflammation. Minerals calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in almonds and almond milk support strong and healthy bones.
Here is the recipe…
- Sapodilla – 4 (Peeled and Deseeded)
- Chia seeds – 2 teaspoons
- Almonds – 4
- Almond milk – 1 cup
- Pour sapodilla, chia seeds and almonds in the blender.
- Then pour almond milk in the blender and blend it on high speed until smooth.
- Drink this smoothie immediately to calm down you’re hungry and thereby to reduce your weight.
This is a wholesome and healthy fruit smoothie loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber that helps to support and improve overall health and aid weight loss in a healthy way. This is a 100% gluten and a dairy-free smoothie that does not contain whole milk or dairy products which make it suitable for people with gluten and lactose intolerance and those following a vegan or restrictive diet.