This is a refreshing and healthy detox smoothie that contains the goodness of antioxidant-rich kiwis, fiber-rich apples and antioxidant-rich spinach. Chia seeds used in this smoothie adds some volume to the smoothie and supplies a wholesome amount of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in this smoothie helps to boost the immune system, while its fiber and omega-3 fatty acids content aids weight loss. This wholesome and filling smoothie can be consumed as a healthy breakfast replacement. This is a 100% vegan and gluten-free recipe that does not contain any gluten-containing grains or dairy products which makes it suitable even for people with restrictive diets.
Apples are a healthy low calorie fruit that contains high level of dietary fiber and antioxidants that support overall health. Pectin, a type of soluble fiber found in apples forms a gel-like substance in the intestine and slows down digestion, which promotes the feeling of satiety for an extended period of time and aids weight loss by preventing overeating. Antioxidants such as vitamin C found in apples neutralize the harmful free radicals and reduces the risk of chronic diseases.
Spinach is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as vitamin K, vitamin A, iron, folate, etc. Vitamin K is a rare nutrient that supports healthy bones by boosting bone mineralization. It also supports proper blood coagulation. Folate found in spinach is necessary for energy metabolism, proper nervous system health and DNA synthesis. Abundance of iron in spinach supports haemoglobin formation that improves the ability of the red blood cells to carry oxygen. Vitamin A present in spinach supports healthy immune system and helps to protect the eyes and skin.
Chia seeds are a gluten-free grain loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Omega-3 fatty acids help to improve brain function, reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol level in the blood. Dietary fiber present in chia seeds makes it a filling grain that helps to increase satiety and reduce unhealthy snacking and overeating. Antioxidants present in chia protect the cells against free radical damage and reduces the risk of cancer.
Here is the recipe…
- Spinach (chopped) – 1 cup
- Apple chunks – ½ cup
- Kiwi – 1 (peeled and chopped)
- Chia seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Water – ½ cup
- Toss spinach, apple chunks and kiwi pieces in the blender.
- Then add chia seeds, raw honey, and water to it.
- Blend all these ingredients well at high speed until smooth.
- Drink this green smoothie immediately to grab many nutrients and thereby to stay healthy.
This is a healthy and nutritious smoothie that is prepared using fresh whole ingredients and it does not contain any added sugar or sweetener which makes it suitable for diabetic people.