The combination of watermelon and spinach in this smoothie makes it a power packed recipe for healthy skin. The high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A in spinach promotes skin cell repair and growth and improves skin tone. Spinach also helps to cleanse and detox the system which also promotes healthy skin. High water content in watermelon hydrates the skin and helps to keep it well-moisturized. Being a filling, low-calorie smoothie, it also aids weight loss by improving satiety.
Watermelon is a refreshing and delicious fruit that contains only 46 calories per cup and is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, and antioxidants. Watermelon comprises 92% water which helps to keep the body hydrated. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that prevents cell damage caused by free radicals. A type of plant compounds called carotenoids present in watermelon protects the vision and prevents macular degeneration.
Another plant compound known as lycopene present in watermelon has powerful anti-cancer effects. Heart-healthy components such as lycopene, citrulline, potassium, magnesium, etc. reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Water and fiber content in watermelon also helps to improve digestion and regularizing bowel movement and aids weight loss by improving satiety and subsidizing hunger.
Spinach is one of the healthiest of leafy greens that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, proteins and antioxidants but it is extremely low in cholesterol and fat. An abundance of flavonoids in spinach works as an antioxidant that protects the colon cells against free radical damage.
Folate present in spinach protects the cardiovascular system. Mineral magnesium helps to lower high blood pressure and iron helps to prevent iron-deficiency anemia. Chlorophyll present in spinach acts as an anti-carcinogenic agent that helps to prevent cancer.
Spinach contains high levels of vitamin A that support sebum production and promotes the growth of all bodily tissues that supports healthy skin. Vitamin C in spinach helps to maintain and build collagen that helps to preserve the younger-looking skin.
Bananas not only add thickness and a creamy texture to the smoothie but also supply a wholesome amount of potassium to the body. Potassium is an important mineral that helps to maintain fluid levels in the body, support the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of the cells, aids the contraction of muscles and controls blood pressure. Bananas are also a rich source of dietary fiber and resistant starch that support digestion and aids weight loss by increasing the feeling of fullness and reducing total calorie intake throughout the day.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon Chunks – 3 cups
- Banana – 1
- Spinach (chopped) – 1 cup
- Water – 1/4 cup (Optional)
- Pour spinach and watermelon pieces into the blender.
- Then toss banana slices in the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Pour this smooth into a glass and drink it immediately to grab its nutrients.
- Regular intake of this delicious smoothie will help to detox the body and aids in weight loss and healthy skin.
This watermelon, spinach and banana smoothie is especially beneficial for diabetics because it contains only mellow sweetness from the fruits. No additional sweeteners are used in this recipe to enhance the taste. This smoothie can be used as a healthy breakfast or lunch replacement to promote detox and weight loss.