This is a wholesome and delicious green smoothie that has a refreshing fruity taste. It is the perfect breakfast to kick start your day and stay energized all day long. High level of dietary fiber in this smoothie makes a filling snacks that will keep you satiated and curb hunger pangs till the next meal and aid weight loss in a healthy way.
The antioxidants in spinach and grapes makes it a perfect beauty smoothie that helps to provide healthy and clear skin and prevent acne, eye wrinkles, and fine lines. Chia seeds supply a wholesome amount of omega-3 fatty acids to the smoothie which helps to protect the heart and brain.
Grapes are loaded with powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols that have the capacity to prevent various types of cancer such as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and oesophageal cancer. A natural anti-inflammatory flavonoid called quercetin present in grapes help to protect the heart by reducing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and lowering the risk of atherosclerosis.
High fiber and potassium content in grapes also support heart health by controlling hypertension and lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. Water and fiber content in grapes also make it an effective remedy for constipation and other digestive disorders. Compound quercetin present in grapes has powerful anti-inflammatory effects that help to relieve allergy symptoms such as hives, watery eyes, etc. Resveratrol, derived from grapes are especially effective in treating acne.
Spinach is a low calorie, low cholesterol super food that contains a wide range of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, K, B-complex vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, phosphorus, manganese along with protein and fiber. Spinach also contains high level of flavonoids that act as powerful antioxidant and help to protect the cells against free radical damage.
These antioxidants reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease and help to maintain healthy brain function. High level of potassium in spinach lowers high blood pressure, while its vitamin K content helps to improve bone mineralization. Abundance of dietary fiber in spinach helps to improve satiety and prevent unhealthy snacking and overeating. Dietary fiber also helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract and prevent constipation.
Bananas not only provide a rich and creamy texture to the smoothie, but also supply wholesome amount of dietary fiber and potassium to the body. Pectin and resistant starch present in bananas form a gel-like structure in the intestine and slow down digestion which helps to promote the feeling of satiety and prevents unhealthy snacking. It also helps to regularize bowel movement and relieve constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Abundance of potassium in banana helps to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Chia Seeds are a gluten-free grain which contains abundant levels of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants. Omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, reduce cholesterol level in the blood and boost brain function.
Dietary fiber present in chia seeds help to increase satiety and reduce hunger pangs which helps to prevent overeating. The antioxidants in chia seeds provide protection against free radical damage and reduce the risk of cancer. Antioxidants also slow down aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Here is the recipe…
- Spinach (chopped) – 2 cups
- Grapes – 1 cup
- Banana – 1 (cut into chunks)
- Chia seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Pour chopped spinach, grapes and banana slices in the blender.
- Then add chia seeds and honey to it and blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Transfer this smoothie into your serving glass and enjoy this tasty smoothie.
- Regular drinking of this smoothie will help you to shed out your excess calories.
This is yet another healthy and filling smoothie recipe that is 100% gluten and dairy free which makes it suitable even for people with restrictive diets.