Banana, Papaya And Strawberry Healthy Smoothie

Smoothie Ya Papaya Na Strawberry

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papaya strawberry and banana smoothie

Ingredients:
Makes 2 glasses

1 ripe banana
1small papaya
1/3 cup frozen strawberries
2 heaped tablespoons natural yoghurt
2 tablespoons or 1 small handful oats
1 small handful mixed nuts
1/4 to /1/2 glass milk
1 lime juice
2 teaspoons honey or to taste, optional

Method:
A} Peel and slice your banana and papaya, but make sure to remove all the seeds from papaya before you peel and slice into small pieces
B} Put both into a blender or smoothie maker with your frozen strawberries, oarts, nuts and the yoghurt.
C} Add 1/4 milk and squeeze in the rolled lime.
D} add honey to taste {optional}, If you think it needs a bit of extra sweetness you can add a little honey to taste
E} Now whiz the blender or smoothie maker, repeat the process until nice and smooth. If it’s a bit too thick for you, just add a splash more milk and whiz around again.
F} Give it a good stir, then have a taste.
Enjoy!

 

You May Also Want To See These Juice Recipes:

Honeydew, Strawberry And Watermelon Smoothie

Healthy Fruit Juice: Avocado with Kiwi And Pear Juice

Simple and Easy Pina Colada

 

Health Benefits of Fruit Smoothies

Fruits smoothies can be an easy way to nourish your body with essential nutrients. The best way to know the exact ingredients in your smoothie is to make them yourself. All you need is a blender, fruit and a base, such as water, milk or yogurt. Making your own smoothies can help prevent fruit from going to waste, while providing benefits that will keep you on the right track towards good health.

Vitamins and Minerals
There are six categories of fruits that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals–citrus, berries, tropical, drupes, pomes and melons. Citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, oranges, tangerines and lemons, contain good amounts of vitamin C, potassium and folate. Vitamin C helps your immune system and synthesizes collagen that aids in the framework of your body. Potassium supports your heart function and helps maintain a normal blood pressure, while folate promotes healthy cells. The berry category includes blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and grapes. They contain particular antioxidants that decrease inflammation and phytonutrients that help fight disease. Tropical fruits include papaya, kiwi fruit, pineapple, avocado, coconut, pomegranates, bananas and mangoes. Typically, these fruits are sources of vitamin C, potassium, folate and manganese, which keeps your bones, blood sugar, thyroid gland and nerves healthy. Common drupes fruits are cherries, apricots, peaches and plums. They provide beta carotene, potassium and vitamin C. Beta carotene helps your vision and immune system function properly. Pomes fruits include apples and pears, which contain vitamin C and potassium. The melon category includes watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew and casaba, which all contain adequate amounts of vitamin C.

Fiber
Drinking fruit smoothies can help you reach the recommended intake of fiber, which is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. One serving of fruit typically contains two to four grams of fiber with blackberries, pears and apples having the highest concentration of five to seven grams per serving. The soluble fiber found in fruit helps slow digestion and may help control blood sugar and lower cholesterol.

Smoothie Base
Creating your own smoothie means you get to choose a base of your liking. You can add water, cow’s milk, soy milk or yogurt to the fruit in order to add bulk. The healthier options would include water, low-fat milk or low-fat yogurt, which will add flavor and nutrients without a huge number of calories. The water will provide your body with fluid that is necessary for metabolism of food and transportation of nutrients. The low-fat dairy contains calcium and vitamin D, which help your bones stay strong.

Smoothie Tips
When trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, smoothies could be used as a meal replacement, not an addition. For instance, drink a dairy-based smoothie for breakfast or drink a water-based smoothie as a snack. Fruit smoothies can be a healthy additional any meal plan as long as you maintain portion control. Consult your doctor on how to best incorporate smoothies into your diet plan.

 

Written by Farhat

Farhat Abbas

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