This is a soothing and refreshing smoothie perfect for breakfast or lunch during warm summer days that helps to fill you up and keep you satiated till the next meal without making you feeling stuffed or adding too many calories. The high water and fiber content in this smoothie makes it suitable for weight loss and also aids digestion.
The enzymes in pineapple help to relieve heartburn and acid reflux and the antioxidant help to reduce inflammation. Dates acts as a natural sweetener that adds a mellow sweet taste to the smoothie also provide loads of minerals and vitamins.
Watermelons are loaded with antioxidant lycopene that prevents inflammation by neutralizes free radical damage which helps to prevent various types of cancers. Lycopene also helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol level in the blood and protects the heart.
High water contains in watermelon helps to hydrate the body and restore electrolyte balance in case of dehydration. It also helps to prevent heat stroke. Fiber present in watermelon aids digestion and helps to regularize bowel movement. Vitamin A and vitamin C present in watermelon support healthy skin and hair.
Pineapples are a storehouse of essential nutrients that include potassium, vitamin D, beta-carotene, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, folate, enzyme bromelain and soluble and insoluble fiber. Anti-inflammatory effects of bromelain help to reduce inflammation of the muscles and joints and reduce pain and discomfort associated with arthritis.
Pineapples contain more than 130% of the daily requirement of vitamin C that boosts the immune system function which helps to relieve a cough and cold. Pineapples are a rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber that helps to relieve digestive disorders such as constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. Dietary fiber also reduces excess cholesterol and helps to improve cardiovascular health.
Yogurt added to this recipe renders a creamy and smooth texture to the smoothie. Like all other dairy products, yogurt contains a high level of protein and calcium that helps to build strong muscles and bones. Yogurt is one of the best natural sources of probiotics or live bacteria that help to improve digestion and boost immune system function.
Dates not only add a mellow sweetness to the smoothie but also provide a wholesome amount of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. It is a rich source of iron, calcium, sulphur, phosphorus, copper, manganese and magnesium along with vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, thiamin, niacin, and riboflavin.
High level of dietary fiber (soluble fiber) present in dates promotes healthy bowel movement and helps to relieve constipation. Minerals such as calcium, manganese, magnesium and copper present in dates promote healthy bone development and strength. High level of mineral iron present in dates helps to treat iron deficiency anemia and improve strength. Natural sugars in dates provide an instant burst of energy to the body and improve exercise performance.
Here is the recipe…
- Watermelon pieces – 1 cup
- Pineapple chunks – ½ Cup
- Dates – 4
- Yogurt – ½ cup
- Water – ¼ cup (optional)
- Pour watermelon and pineapple pieces in the blender.
- Now add dates and yogurt to it and blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Drink this tasty smoothie immediately to cut down the excess calories.
- Regular intake of this smoothie will help to achieve your weight loss.
This is a nutritious and healthy fruit smoothie rich in dietary fiber that can be used for both weight loss and supporting healthy digestion. This smoothie can also be modified to suit a diabetic diet by leaving out the dates.