This pure fruit smoothie loaded with dietary fiber and water is a great recipe for weight loss and detox. And it also provides much-needed nutrients and energy to the body so that you can stay active throughout the day. Research shows that organic apples can boost metabolism and speed up the weight loss process. No doubt, apples form an important part of fast metabolism diet. Waterman contains a wholesome amount of water and minerals which help to hydrate the body and relieve headaches caused by dehydration.
Watermelon is one of the leading sources of antioxidant lycopene, and most of the nutritional benefits of watermelon can be attributed to this antioxidant. Lycopene helps to neutralize oxidative stress and prevents cancer and other chronic diseases. It also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, calcium, magnesium, potassium along with dietary fiber. Potassium content in watermelon lowers the concentration of uric acid in the blood and reduces the risk of kidney disorders. Watermelon helps to hydrate the body and lower body temperature which in turn helps to prevent heat stroke. Both potassium and magnesium present in watermelon helps to lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and formation of blood clots. Watermelon is also suitable for diabetics because it is low in calories and rich in water and dietary fiber.
Apples are not only packed with nutrition but also loaded with soluble fiber (1 apple contains 4g of soluble fiber) which makes it a filling and satiating fruit. Apples are also low in calories which make it a perfect food for weight loss. Soluble fiber known as pectin, present in apples form a gel-like consistency in the intestine and slow done digestion which in turn enhances satiety and reduces hunger and aids weight loss. The antioxidant compounds found in apples prevents the oxidation and LDL cholesterol which in turn reduces inflammation and helps to protect the heart. Soluble fiber in apples also helps to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. A particular type of antioxidant known as quercetin present in apples boosts your exercise endurance by increasing oxygen availability to the lungs.
Honey is used as a natural sweetener in this smoothie. But other than imparting a mellow sweet taste to the smoothie, it also provides a wholesome amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids that help to improve overall health. The antioxidant and flavonoids in honey reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Natural sugar present in honey gives instant boost energy to the body. Honey also helps to reduce and prevent Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and it can heal the inflammation of the esophagus. Certain enzymes in honey also aid smooth digestion.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon – 1 cup
- Water – ¼ cup (Optional)
- Apple – 1 (Chopped)
- Honey – 2 teaspoons
- Pour apple and watermelon pieces into the blender.
- Blend it by adding honey at high speed until smooth.
- Drink this tasty smoothie to cut down your excess weight and obesity.
This simple and healthy smoothie is made with just 3 natural ingredients which make it suitable even for kids and toddlers. This is a 100% dairy and gluten free smoothie recipe that is suitable if you are lactose intolerance or just avoiding milk and yogurt in your diet.