The combination of orange, mango, banana and yogurt in this smoothie makes it a wholesome and healthy preparation rich in dietary fiber that can be consumed as a substitute for breakfast to promote weight loss. It is a 100% gluten-free recipe that can be enjoyed by those having gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Oranges are not only a rich source of vitamin C but also phytochemicals and flavonoids that provide powerful antioxidant protection and help to fight a variety of cancer. An abundance of soluble fiber in oranges helps to lower cholesterol and provides a feeling of fullness so that you consume fewer calories throughout the day. Oranges are a low glycemic food with a glycemic index of 40. It supplies smart carbs to the body that prevents blood sugar spikes or weight gain.
Mango is yet another potent source of vitamin C and antioxidants which help to neutralize free radical damage and provide protection against various types of cancer. Vitamin C along with high levels of fiber and pectin also helps to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and protect the heart. Dietary fiber and pectin help to keep you feeling full for a prolonged period of time and prevents mindless eating which is one of the main causes of weight gain. Vitamin A present in mangoes improves eye health and prevents dry eyes and night blindness. Enzymes present in mangoes help to break down protein and improves digestion.
Yogurt is made from milk which makes it one of the best sources of animal protein along with calcium, B-complex vitamins, potassium, and magnesium the help to strengthen the bones and build lean muscle mass. Yogurt also contains probiotics (friendly bacteria) that help to regulate the digestive system and boost the immune system.
Almond Milk is a healthy dairy-free milk substitute that is low in calories and cholesterol, thus making it suitable for weight management. One cup of almond milk contains just 60 calories while a cup of whole milk contains 146 calories. Almond milk is also free of cholesterol and saturated fat and high in essential fatty acids. Almond milk also contains a considerable amount of calcium, vitamin D and vitamin E that helps to strengthen the bones and improve skin health.
Honey is a healthy natural sweetener that contains a number of health benefitting nutrients such as vitamin B6, niacin, thiamine, Pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. It also contains various phenolic acids and flavonoids that have potent antioxidant properties.
Here is the recipe…
- Orange – 1
- Banana – 1
- Mango pieces – 1 cup
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
- Almond Milk – 1 ½ cup
- Yogurt – ¼ cup
- Peel banana and orange and cut it into slices.
- Toss these banana and orange slices into the blender.
- Then pour mango pieces, almond milk, yogurt and honey into the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth.
- Pour this smoothie into a glass and enjoy your weight loss smoothie to cut down your excess weight.
Ripe mango and yogurt used in this smoothie make it an effective natural cure for heat stroke. Both mango and yogurt cools down the body and supplies essential minerals that might have been lost due to excessive sweating.