The combination of papaya and banana make a filling and nutritious smoothie. Both papaya and banana are loaded with dietary fiber that aids healthy digestion and supports weight loss by keeping you satiated till the next meal and preventing unhealthy snacking. The nutrients and enzyme present in papaya also help to provide glowing skin and prevent acne and pimples. This is a simple and nourishing smoothie made using fresh and whole ingredients which makes it suitable even for kids and toddlers. You can have this smoothie for breakfast or as a lunch replacement to cut out some carbs and calories.
Papaya is an amazing tropical fruit loaded with antioxidants and enzymes that help to reduce inflammation and fights of the signs of aging. No doubt, this fruit is frequently used in facepack and masks. Most of the health benefits of papaya are attributed to the enzyme papain. It has the capacity to break down tough protein and aid digestion. The carotenoids found in papaya help to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. Papaya is rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces inflammation and prevents heart disease. Beta-carotene present in papaya is helps to prevent and slow down the progression of macular degeneration and provide healthy vision.
Bananas are a rich source of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and vitamins that help to support overall health. Both soluble and insoluble fiber present in bananas aid digestion and promotes weight loss. Soluble fiber slows down the digestion process so that you feel full for longer, which in turn reduces total calorie intake throughout the day. Potassium present in bananas helps to control hypertension and prevent the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Bananas are a powerhouse of nutrition that contains calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin, vitamin B6 and riboflavin. Bananas contain tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin that acts as a natural anti-depressant and helps to relieve anxiety and stress. It also induces relaxation and restful sleep.
Both milk and yogurt used in this recipe helps to adjust the thickness and consistency of the smoothie and also adds a wholesome amount of protein that promotes muscle and tissue growth and repair. They also provide an abundant amount of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, etc. that helps to build and maintain strong and healthy bones.
Yogurt is a natural source of probiotics (friendly microorganisms) that help to treat digestive disorders and boosts immune system function. Potassium found in milk and yogurt helps to reduce blood pressure by enhancing vasodilatation which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Vitamin D present in milk and yogurt supports serotonin production which boosts the mood and helps to reduce depression and fatigue.
Here is the recipe…
- Papaya – 1 cup
- Banana – 1, cut into chunks
- Yogurt – ¼ cup
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Milk- 1 cup
- Pour banana and papaya slices in the blender.
- Then add yogurt, raw honey, and milk in the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth and pour this smoothie into your serving glass.
- Consume this smoothie immediately to grab the nutrients and to stay fit and healthy.
This is a wholesome and well-rounded fruit smoothie that contains abundant amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support overall health and make up for any nutritional deficiencies. This recipe can be modified to suit a vegan diet by substituting while milk and yogurt with almond milk or coconut milk.