This is a simple and easy go-to smoothie containing the goodness of pomegranates, apples and yogurt that can be served for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack. Pomegranates supply a wholesome amount of antioxidants to the smoothie that helps to provide healthy and beautiful skin. High fiber content in pomegranates and apples along with the protein content in yogurt makes it a filling and wholesome smoothie that provides a feeling of satiety and aids weight loss by reducing overall calorie intake throughout the day. Made using fresh whole ingredients, this smoothie is suitable even for kids and toddlers.
Pomegranates are a rich source of antioxidants and dietary fiber that support overall health and reduce the risk of various types of cancer. Ascorbic acid or vitamin C present in pomegranates helps to maintain healthy hormone balance, support nervous system function and break down cholesterol. Vitamin C also boosts collagen production and helps to maintain healthy and youthful skin. High level of folate found in pomegranates supports the production and maintenance of new cells. It also prevents genetic mutations and slows down the progress of diseases. Pomegranate juice is especially effective in preventing various types of cancer by stopping the cancer cells from metastasizing. Flavonols in pomegranates support brain health and provides protection against cognitive disabilities.
Apples are a rich source of dietary fiber – both soluble and insoluble fiber that supports digestion, aids weight loss, lowers cholesterol level in the blood and helps to maintain blood pressure. A special type of fiber called pectin found in apples for a gel in the intestine that slows down digestions and helps to feel fuller longer. Antioxidants such as vitamin C found in apples helps to neutralize harmful free radicals and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension.
Yogurt is a potent source of protein, calcium, vitamin D and probiotics. High protein content in yogurt supports weight loss by boosting metabolism. Calcium present in yogurt also aids weight loss by enhancing gat breakdown in the body. Calcium and vitamin D present in yogurt support healthy and strong bones and teeth and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases. Probiotics found in yogurt support healthy digestion and works as a natural treatment for digestive disorders such as diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
Here is the recipe…
- Pomegranate Seeds – 1 ½ cup
- Apple – 1 (chopped)
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Yogurt – 1 cup
- Water/Milk – If necessary
- Toss apple pieces and pomegranate seeds in the blender.
- Then add yogurt and raw honey to it.
- Blend all these ingredients by adding some water at high speed until smooth.
- Pour this smoothie into your serving glass and consume this tasty smoothie to stay healthy.
This is a refreshing and delicious fruit smoothie loaded with antioxidants, dietary fiber and water that supports detox and helps to relieve digestive disorders such as constipation. The recipe of this smoothie can be modified to suit a diabetic diet by leaving out the honey. Those following a vegan diet can also enjoy this smoothie by leaving out the yogurt or replacing it with almond milk.