This is a refreshing and wholesome fruit smoothie that contains the goodness of pomegranates, papaya, and raisins. Both pomegranates and papaya are loaded with antioxidants that help to neutralize the damaging free radicals and provide glowing skin. High fiber content in these fruits also helps to detox and cleanse the system, improve digestion and relieve constipation. High fiber content in this smoothie makes it a filling snack that prevents hunger pangs and overeating and aids weight loss. Raisins used in this smoothie also provide a wholesome amount of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and acts as a good source of energy.
Pomegranates are one of the most nutrient-rich fruits that contains wholesome amount of antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate and thiamin. It is a low calorie fruit that has zero fat and cholesterol. Abundance of flavonols in pomegranates provides powerful antioxidant support that benefits the nervous system and improves cognitive function. The polyphenols in pomegranates reduce plaque build-up in the arteries and helps to maintain cardiovascular health. High level of vitamin C in pomegranates neutralizes the damaging free radicals and protects the cells against inflammation. B-complex vitamins in pomegranates support the digestive system by converting protein, fats and carbs into energy.
Papaya is a low-calorie fiber rich fruit loaded with enzymes and antioxidants that support overall health. Carotenoids present in papaya act as powerful antioxidants that protect the cells against free radical damage and reduce the risk of cancer. Vitamin C present in papaya reduces chronic inflammation and reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Vitamin C also boosts collagen production and strengthens the skin. Insoluble fiber found in papaya helps to maintain healthy digestive tract by supporting bowel movement while soluble fiber lowers the level of cholesterol in blood an helps to maintain blood sugar balance. Folate found in papaya supports the creation and growth of new cells. Papaya is one of the estrogen-rich fruits that support healthy growth of breasts in women.
Raisins used in this smoothie not only add a mellow sweetness to it, but also acts as a powerhouse of nutrients. Raisins are a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals and they also contain wholesome amount of fiber. High level of iron in raisins supports haemoglobin formation that improves the capacity of the red blood cells to carry oxygen. Potassium found in raisins helps to lower high blood pressure, support muscle contraction and maintains healthy nerve function. Raisins are also a good source of healthy carbs and energy that helps to keep up and running throughout the day.
Here is the recipe…
- Papaya chunks – 1 cup
- Pomegranate seeds – 1 ½ cup
- Raisins – ¼ cup
- Water/Milk – 1/4 cup (optional)
- Toss papaya chunks and pomegranate seeds in the blender.
- Then add raisins to it and blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth.
- Drink this tasty smoothie immediately to stay fit and healthy.
This is a healthy and satiating fruit smoothie made with fresh and whole ingredients which can be consumed for breakfast or as a lunch substitute. Using water instead of milk as a thinning agent in this recipe makes it a 100% vegan smoothie suitable for people with restrictive diets.