The blend of red or black grapes and bananas in this smoothie provides a powerful punch of antioxidants and dietary fiber that neutralizes free radical damage, reduces inflammation and helps to prevent chronic inflammatory diseases. Being high in fiber, this smoothie also helps in weight loss and controlling calories.
Both black and red grapes contain high levels of resveratrol and flavonoids that help to reduce inflammation and reduces the risk of prostate, colon, oesophageal and lung cancer. It also reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and provides protection against cardiovascular disease. Potassium present in grapes lowers high blood pressure and negates the harmful effects of sodium in the body.
Grapes are high in dietary fiber and water that helps to keep your hydrated and minimizes constipation. Anti-inflammatory effects of quercetin present in grapes help to alleviate symptoms of allergy such as watery eyes, hives, and runny nose.
Grapes are especially effective in treating kidney disorders Grapes reduce the level of uric acid in the body and eliminate the acid from the system which in turn reduces the pressure on the kidneys. Grapes have a cleansing effect on the body that helps to flush out toxins and chemicals from the body.
Banana adds thickness and creamy consistency to the smoothie and also supplies a considerable amount of dietary fiber, potassium and other nutrients to the body. Both pectin and resistant fiber present in bananas promote the feeling of fullness by slowing down digestion which prevents overeating and reduces overall calorie intake throughout the day. Dietary fiber present in bananas also aid digestion and help to relieve constipation and bloating.
Yogurt acts as a source of protein in this smoothie that aids weight management. Each 6-ounce serving of yogurt provides 9 grams of high-quality protein to the body. Protein works with calcium to increase the level of appetite-reducing hormones. Like other dairy products, it also contains calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins B2 and B6 that improves bone health and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Almond Milk is a great low-calorie alternative to whole milk that contains merely 60 calories. It contains zero cholesterol and zero saturated fat and high in healthy fats (omega-3 fatty acids) which improve heart health and prevents high blood pressure.
Here is the recipe…
- Black or Red Grapes – 1 cup
- Banana – 1
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Almond Milk – 1/4 cup
- Yogurt – 1/3 cup
- Pour well-washed grapes and banana pieces into the blender.
- Then add honey, almond milk, and yogurt into the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth.
- Pour it into a glass and enjoy your weight loss delicious smoothie.
- For best results, drink this smoothie daily till you reached the desired loss of your excess weight.
The grapes and banana smoothie is a simple and healthy item that makes use of only 3 to 4 ingredients. This smoothie can also be modified to suit the palate of vegans by simply omitting the yogurt.