The combination of fig, apples, lemon and honey make a rich, creamy, sweet and tangy smoothie that is absolutely satisfying and extremely healthy. This is a simple and easy smoothie that can be made in a jiffy and served for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack.
High dietary fiber content of this smoothie makes it filling and helps to keep you satiated till the next meal, which in turn aids weight loss by controlling total calorie intake throughout the day. Dietary fiber present in the smoothie also supports digestion and helps to relieve constipation. Honey not only adds a sweet taste to the smoothie but also provides an instant burst of energy that helps to keep you active throughout the day.
Figs are an extremely nutritious fruit that contains wholesome amounts of potassium, magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, thiamine, vitamin A, vitamin C along with dietary fiber. Antioxidant polyphenols present in figs help to fight off oxidative stress and reduces the risk of cancer.
High level of potassium present in figs helps to lower high blood pressure and support healthy muscle function and contraction. Figs are rich in dietary fiber that aids the digestive system and supports weight loss by helping you feel full for a prolonged period of time. Figs also contain an abundant amount of calcium that helps to strengthen the bones and teeth.
Apples are considered a superfood that contains all the essential nutrients for supporting optimum health. Apples contain a high level of both soluble and insoluble fiber that supports digestive health and helps to relieve constipation, lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood, helps to maintain blood glucose level and aids weight loss by improving satiety and preventing overeating.
Vitamin C and flavonoids present in apple act as powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radical damage and reduces the risk of chronic disease such as heart diseases, diabetes, etc. Potassium present in apples helps to lower high blood pressure and maintain steady heart rhythm and fluid balance in and around the cells.
Lemon juice is a rich source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system function and reduces the prevalence of infections. It also neutralizes free radicals and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Vitamin C boosts collagen production in the skin and slows down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Citric acid present in lemon helps to keep the kidneys healthy and improve waste removal and detox. Citric acid prevents crystallization of calcium oxalate and uric acid and reduces the risk of developing kidney stones.
Here is the recipe…
- Fig – 3
- Apple – 1
- Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Chop apples and figs and toss them in the blender.
- Then add fresh lemon juice, raw honey, and water to the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients well on high speed until smooth.
- Drink this tasty smoothie regularly to get relief from the excess weight.
This is a healthy and wholesome fruit smoothie made using a few fresh and whole ingredients which makes it suitable even for kids and toddlers. This recipe can be modified to suit a vegan diet by simply leaving out the honey.
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