Both kiwi and pineapples are refreshing fruits that are loaded with dietary fiber and protein that help in losing weight and building lean muscle mass. The enzymes and minerals in kiwi and pineapple make it an effective remedy for acid reflux and indigestion.
Kiwifruit is loaded with antioxidants, protein, and fiber. A cup of sliced kiwi contains 110 calories, 2 grams of protein and 5.4 grams of fiber which is much higher than a bowl of bran flakes. Kiwi is a rich source of vitamin C, 100 grams of kiwi contains 154% of vitamin C which acts as a powerful antioxidant that eliminates free radicals. It also boosts immunity. Serotonin present in kiwi induces restful sleep while the dietary fiber helps to keep you satiated and reduces hunger. Dietary fiber and enzymes present in kiwi aid digestion and relieve irritable bowel syndrome.
Pineapples add a refreshing flavor and thick and creamy texture to the smoothie. Pineapples are loaded with dietary fiber, vitamin C and manganese and enzyme bromelain. Both vitamin C and manganese found in pineapples provide a powerful antioxidant defense to the body. Pineapple contains both soluble and insoluble fiber that supports digestion and enhances satiety which prevents overeating. Potassium present in pineapples lower high blood pressure.
Other Ingredients in this Smoothie:
Bananas are yet another fiber-rich fruit that helps you feel full longer and reduces overall calorie intake. Bananas contain a special type of starch called resistant starch that slows down the digestive process one it reaches the intestine which in turn reduces appetite and speeds up calorie burning.
Yogurt not only adds a creamy texture to the smoothie but also acts as a rich source of protein that promotes the growth of muscle mass and aids fat burning. Yogurt also contains calcium, potassium, B-vitamins and magnesium that promote strong and healthy bones. It is one of the best natural sources of probiotics (friendly bacteria) that supports digestive health and boosts immune system function.
Almond Milk is used as a thinning agent in this recipe. It is a highly nutritious substitute for regular milk that contains a high level of vitamin E. It is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage.
Honey adds a delicious sweet taste to the smoothie without adding too many empty calories. Honey also contains a wide range of enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that provide an instant boost of energy and promotes healing and restful sleep.
Here is the recipe…
- Kiwi – 1
- Banana – 1
- Pineapple chunks – 1 Cup
- Almond Milk – 1/2 Cup
- Yogurt – ½ Cup
- Honey – 2 Table spoons
- Peel Banana and kiwi and cut it into slices.
- Toss these banana, pineapple and kiwi pieces into the blender.
- Then add yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, and honey into the blender.
- Blend it on high speed until smooth and pour it into a glass.
- Drink this smoothie immediately to reduce your excess calories and cut down the fat in your body.
- For best results, drink this smoothie as a replacement to your meal or evening snacks for perfect weight loss.
The enzyme bromelain found in pineapple and the enzyme actinidain found in kiwi fruit help to improve digestion by supporting the breakdown of protein present in foods and their dietary fiber content helps to cure constipation. Honey present in this smoothie helps to relieve your cough and cold.