This is a rich, fruity and flavorful smoothie that contains the goodness of juicy papayas and crunchy apples. The vitamins and minerals found in papaya and apple help to support healthy and clear skin while the enzymes and dietary fiber aids digestion and promote complete detox. Being a satiating and filling snack it helps to curb hunger for a prolonged period of time, which in turn aids weight loss by reducing total calorie intake throughout the day.
Yogurt and milk added to this recipe provides a powerful protein punch. This is a low-calorie smoothie with minimal sugar content that can be consumed for breakfast or lunch.
Papaya is a fat-free and cholesterol-free low calorie fruit loaded with antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A and folate that helps to support overall health and reduce the risk of developing various chronic conditions. Just half a medium sized papaya provides almost 160% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage, prevents DNA mutation and reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, osteoarthritis and macular degeneration.
Dietary fiber (soluble fiber) present in papaya reduces high cholesterol and reduces the risk of diabetes. It also aids weight loss and improves digestion. Abundant amount of folate in papaya supports neurological health, energy metabolism and synthesis of RBCs, DNA and RNA. Being a estrogen-rich fruit, papaya also promotes breast growth in women and increases breast size naturally.
Apples are one of the healthiest of fruits that are low in calories, contain zero fat and are loaded with nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, dietary fiber, etc. Vitamin C present in apples boost immunity and helps to prevent infections. Calcium supports healthy and strong bones while iron helps to maintain healthy red blood cells.
Vitamin A present in apples protects the eyes. A certain type of soluble fiber known as pectin found in apples slow down digestion by forming a gel in the intestine which helps you to feel full longer and aids weight loss. Insoluble fiber in apples aid digestion and relieve constipation by regularizing bowel movement.
Both milk and yogurt are rich source of protein, calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, vitamin A, etc. that promote healthy and strong bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Protein present in milk and yogurt supports muscle and tissue repair and growth, boosts energy production and aids hormone synthesis. Yogurt, being a ferment dairy product contains probiotics (friendly microorganisms) that support digestion and help to treat digestive disorders such as diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
Here is the recipe…
- Papaya chunks – 1 cup
- Apple – 1 (cut into chunks)
- Yogurt – ½ cup
- Milk – ½ cup
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Pour apple and papaya pieces in the blender.
- Then add yogurt, raw honey and milk to the blender.
- Blend it well on high speed until smooth and pour it into a serving glass.
- Drink this tasty smoothie immediately to get all the nutrients from the smoothie and to stay healthy.
This wholesome and delicious fruit smoothie is a complete source of nutrition that contains essential vitamins and minerals along with healthy enzymes, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. This recipe of this smoothie can be modified to suit a diabetic diet by simply leaving out the honey or substituting it with Stevia.
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