This is a refreshing and wholesome breakfast smoothie loaded with antioxidants, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals that will surely keep you energized throughout the day. The high water content in this smoothie along with dietary fiber and chlorophyll from the spinach makes it a powerful detox smoothie that cleanses your system and helps to flush out toxins and chemicals from the body. This smoothie is also suitable for diabetics because it does not contain any additional sweeteners.
Watermelon is an excellent source of water, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium. High water content in watermelon helps to keep you hydrated and prevents dry and dull skin. Vitamin A helps to protect the eyes and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body cells against free radical damage and boosts collagen production and maintenance in the skin.
Vitamin B6 supports proper cardiovascular, immune and nervous system function. Potassium helps to lower high blood pressure. Watermelon contains the highest concentration of lycopene, much higher than tomatoes. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that protects the heart and prevents cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Oranges are a low calorie, high-fiber fruit that is loaded with phytochemicals and flavonoids that have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. These antioxidants prevent cell damage caused by free radicals which in turn reduce the risk of cancer. Oranges are full of soluble fiber that helps to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood.
It also increases the feeling of satiety and prevents overeating. Potassium present in orange reduces blood pressure and boost heart health. Polyphenols in oranges provide protection against viral infections. Beta-carotene in oranges protects the skin and prevents the signs of aging.
Spinach is a power food that is loaded with vitamins such as vitamin A, K, D, E, B-vitamins along with trace minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, etc. It is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and powerful antioxidants.
Spinach has the ability to alkalize the body and reduce the negative effects of a highly acid diet. Carotenoids present in spinach protect the eye against macular degeneration and cataracts. Vitamin K along with calcium and magnesium in spinach strengthens the bones.
Bananas are a great addition to any weight loss smoothie because it contains a high level of dietary fiber. It contains both soluble and insoluble fiber that slows down the process of digestion, thus making you feel full longer. It prevents overeating and reduces your total calorie intake.
Dietary fiber present in banana also helps to regularize bowel movement and aids digestion. Bananas are rich in potassium – an essential electrolyte that helps to maintain fluid balance in and around the cells, regularizes heart rhythm and reduces high blood pressure. Bananas also contain small amount vitamin A that protects eye health and reduce the risk of night blindness and age-related macular degeneration.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon Chunks – 2 cups
- Banana -1
- Orange – 1
- Spinach (chopped) – 1 cup
- Pour chopped spinach, watermelon pieces into the blender.
- Peel and cut the orange and banana.
- Toss the slices of banana and orange into the blender.
- Blend it on high speed until smooth and pour it into your serving glass.
- Drink this tasty green smoothie regularly to enjoy the healthy skin with a control on your weight.
This is a 100% vegan and gluten-free smoothie recipe that does not contain milk or yogurt which makes it suitable for people with gluten and lactose intolerance.