The combination of pomegranates, pineapples, carrots and almonds make a nutritious and filling smoothie that can be consumed as a quick and easy breakfast or a mid-morning snack instead of unhealthy fired foods. High level of dietary fiber in this recipe helps to keep you satiated for a prolong period of time and aids weight loss by reducing overall calorie intake throughout the day. Dietary fiber also helps to aid digestion and treat constipation. Enzyme bromelain found in pineapples help to relieve bloating and teat acid reflux and heartburn. Vitamin C present in this smoothie helps to reduce inflammation and treat cough and cold.
Pomegranates are abundant in antioxidants and dietary fiber along with vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid. Antioxidants present in pomegranates help to reduce the level of harmful LDL cholesterol and helps to eliminates clots and plaques in the arteries. Flavonoids have the capacity to reduce the risk of cancer, specifically prostate and breast cancer. Pomegranate juice helps to maintain healthy blood flow in the body and it also supplies much needed iron that helps to treat anemia and relieve exhaustion and weakness. Anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranates help to relieve pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.
Pineapples are a refreshing and nutritious tropical fruit that is low in calories and high in dietary fiber. Antioxidants present in pineapples such as vitamin C and vitamin A helps to heal and revitalize the damaged cells and protect the healthy cells against destructive free radicals. Abundance of mineral manganese in pineapples helps to strengthen the bones and connective tissues and reduce the risk of brittle bones in older adults. Enzyme bromelain found in pineapples promotes the breakdown of protein and aids digestion. It also helps to reduce inflammation and ease the pain associated with osteoarthritis. Mineral copper present in pineapple supports the production of haemoglobin and helps to prevent anemia.
Carrots are one of the healthiest of vegetables that can be consumed in raw form. It contains high level of vitamin A (beta-carotene) that supports cell growth and development. It also helps to keep the skin healthy and fight off infection. Vitamin A supports healthy vision and reduces the risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration. Vitamin K found in carrots promotes bone mineralization and are reduces abnormal bleeding. Vitamin B6 found in carrots supports healthy function of the nervous system.
Almonds are one of the healthiest of nuts that contains high level of protein, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, riboflavin, phosphorus, healthy fats and dietary fiber. Antioxidants such as flavonoids, flavonolss and catechins along with vitamin E help to protect cells against free radicals and reduce inflammation. The antioxidants prevent oxidation of LDL cholesterol and protect the heart. High level of magnesium found in almonds that help to relax the blood vessels and relieves migraines and headaches. Magnesium and calcium content in almonds support healthy bones and teeth and prevent brittle bones.
Here is the recipe…
- Pineapple chunks – ½ cup
- Pomegranate seeds – ½ cup
- Carrot pieces – ¼ cup
- Almonds – 4
- Water – ½ cup
- Pour pineapple chunks, carrot pieces, and pomegranate seeds into the blender.
- Then add almonds and water to this blender.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth.
- Pour this smoothie into your serving glass and drink it immediately.
- Continue the intake of this smoothie regularly till you get relief from the weight loss.
This is a 100% vegan and gluten-free fruit and vegetable smoothie that do not contain any dairy products or grains which make it suitable for people with gluten and lactose intolerance and those following a restrictive diet.