The combination of mango, banana, orange and milk makes for a protein and fiber rich refreshing smoothie that helps to keep you satiated for a prolonged period of time and helps in losing weight by preventing overeating.
Mangos are one of the healthiest of fruits that contain 100 calories per cup. 1 cup of mango also provides 100% of the daily value of vitamin C and 35% of the daily value of vitamin A which are required for healthy immune function, healthy skin, proper vision and bone growth. Mangoes are also a rich source of antioxidants like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin that prevent free radical damage and oxidative stress and protects against various types of cancer. Vitamin C in mangoes lowers cholesterol level in the blood. Tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found helps to alkalize the whole body.
Bananas are one of the best fruits for weight loss. Bananas are relatively low in calories and high in fiber which makes them extremely filling. In addition, bananas contain resistant starch and pectin, which takes time to breakdown in the stomach and helps to reduce your appetite. Resistant starch in bananas also helps to moderate blood glucose level and prevent any sudden spikes in blood sugar level. Potassium present in bananas helps to control blood pressure and supports heart health. The powerful antioxidants dopamine and catechins in bananas prevent free radical damage and reduce the risk of degenerative diseases.
Orange not only added a refreshing flavor and tangy taste to the smoothie but also provides a powerful punch of vitamin C along with different phytochemicals and flavonoids that have potent anti-inflammatory properties and strong antioxidant effects. One orange provides 130% of your daily vitamin C requirements. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, etc. Oranges are also rich in vitamin A that helps to maintain healthy vision and reduce the risk of night blindness.
Milk is undoubtedly one of the best sources of calcium that helps to build strong and healthy bones. It also contains a considerable amount of protein that helps to build and repair and muscles and tissues. Milk also supplies a wholesome amount of potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D, niacin, riboflavin, etc. to the body.
Honey provides an instant boost of energy to the body and its minerals, amino acids and enzymes help to fight off allergies and improve sleep quality.
Here is the recipe…
- Mango slices – 1 cup
- Orange – 1
- Banana (Ripe) – 1
- Milk – 1 cup
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Peel off the orange and banana and cut it into pieces.
- Pour these mango, banana and orange pieces into the blender.
- Then add milk and honey into it and blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Serve this smoothie immediately to grab all the benefits that aid in weight loss.
- Drink this smoothie regularly for best results.
This weight loss smoothie can be consumed during breakfast or as a lunch substitute to keep the calories under control and promote weight loss. The high level of soluble and insoluble fiber present in this smoothie supports digestion and helps to treat constipation.