Combination of pomegranates and oranges make an immune boosting smoothie that is loaded with powerful antioxidants and vitamins. High fiber content in these fruits make a wholesome and filling smoothie that help to keep you satiated till the next meal and aids weight loss by lowering total calorie intake throughout the day. Both soluble and insoluble fiber present in this smoothie aids detox and helps to cleanse the system. It is a low calorie smoothie that can be consumed as a breakfast or lunch replacement. This is a 100% vegan smoothie that does not contain any animal derived products such as milk, yogurt, honey, etc. which makes it suitable for people following a restrictive diet.
Pomegranate is an extremely nutritious exotic fruit full of antioxidants that prevents the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and stops the formation of plaques in the arteries’. The anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranate reduce the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease. Pomegranates are especially effective against prostate and breast cancer. Anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranates also helps to reduce the inflammation of joints and muscles and helps to relieve pain and discomfort associated with arthritis. Anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of pomegranates help to fight off bacterial and fungal infections such as Candida, gingivitis, periodontitis, etc.
Both whole oranges and orange juice used in this smoothie are rich source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals and provide protection against gallbladder disease, cancer, heart disease, osteoarthritis and hypertension. Vitamin C also improves skin and bone health. Oranges are a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber that helps to reduce cholesterol in blood, lower the risk of diabetes, helps to regulate bowel movement and promote healthy digestion. Calcium present in orange helps to maintain healthy and strong bones and teeth. Calcium also aids weight loss by boosting fat burning in the body. Vitamin A found in orange supports healthy skin and eyes and boosts immune system health.
Orange juice used in this smoothie acts as a thinning agent that helps to maintain the consistency of the smoothie. It also provides wholesome amount of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin A, thiamin, folate, potassium, copper, magnesium, etc. These nutrients play an important role in boosting immune system health, detoxifying the system, improving blood circulation, reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure and maintaining cholesterol balance.
Here is the recipe…
- Orange – 1 (peeled)
- Pomegranate seeds – ½ cup
- Orange juice – ½ cup
- Toss orange pieces and pomegranate seeds in the blender.
- Then add fresh orange juice and blend it at high speed until smooth.
- Transfer this smoothie into your serving glass and consume it immediately to grab all the nutrients from this smoothie.
- Drink it regularly to reduce your bad cholesterol levels and to get rid of excess weight.
This is a tasty and nutritious fruit smoothie that is low in calories and high in dietary fiber that makes it absolutely filling and healthy at the same time. The recipe makes use of only 2 to 3 ingredients (fresh and whole ingredients only) and it can be prepared in a jiffy without any prior preparation or arrangement.