The combination of kiwi, orange, carrots and almonds make a powerful immune boosting smoothie that is low in calorie and rich in dietary fiber. Nutrients such vitamin A and vitamin C found in this smoothie provide powerful antioxidant protection and neutralizes the damaging free radicals. Almonds added to this smoothie add a creamy richness, nutty flavor and powerful dose of vitamin E that provides healthy skin. This is a filling and satiating weight loss smoothie that can be enjoyed for breakfast or lunch. It is a 100% vegan and gluten-free smoothie that do not contain any dairy products or grains.
Kiwi fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, fiber and folate that improve overall health. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the cells against free radical damage and fights the signs of aging. It also helps to improve immunity. Folate supports the formation of red blood cells. Antioxidant lutein present in kiwi protects the eyes and prevents age-related macular degeneration. The antioxidants also lower triglyceride level in the blood which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease.
Oranges are loaded with vitamin C along with vitamin A, calcium and dietary fiber that makes it a healthy and filling fruit. Vitamin C helps to maintain healthy bones and skin and reduces the risk of heart disease, hypertension, cancer and osteoarthritis. Oranges contain wholesome amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber that helps to reduce the risk of diabetes, lowers cholesterol level and supports healthy digestion. Mineral calcium found in oranges help to maintain strong and healthy bones and teeth and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Vitamin A found in oranges protects the eyes and prevent visions disorder such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Carrots are low-calorie fiber-rich vegetable that provides significant amounts of certain vitamins and minerals. Vibrantly colored carrots are one of the best sources of vitamin A that promotes healthy eyes and skin and provides protection against the UV rays. Vitamin K found in carrots support bone mineralization and provides strong and healthy bones. Vitamin K also plays an important role in proper blood clotting. Dietary fiber present in carrots supports digestion of clearing the intestine and it also lowers high cholesterol.
Almonds are loaded with minerals, vitamin E, healthy fats and dietary fiber that support healthy heart and aids weight management. Vitamin E in almonds helps to provide healthy and youthful skin while magnesium present in almonds helps to control high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Fiber, protein and healthy fats present in almonds help to keep you satiated for a prolonged period of time and prevent overeating which in turn aids weight management.
Here is the recipe…
- Orange – 1 (peeled)
- Kiwi – 1 (peeled and chopped)
- Carrot pieces – 1
- Almonds – 4
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Water – ½ cup
- Pour orange slices, carrot pieces, and kiwi chunks in the blender.
- Then add almonds, raw honey, and water to this blender.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth.
- Drink this healthy and tasty smoothie to cut down your excess weight.
This recipe of this smoothie can be modified to suit a diabetic diet by leaving out the honey or substituting it with Stevia.