Healthy & Delicious Homemade Smoothy

Healthy Smoothy Healthy Smoothy

WHY is it healthy?

Kale

Kale

Kale

Kale contains beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin (a carotenoid similar to lutein), calcium and fiber. A sulfur-containing phytonutrient in kale called sulforaphane is believed to have powerful anti-cancer, anti-diabetic and anti-microbial properties and is released when the leaves are chopped or chewed (or blended in a green smoothie!)

HEW_Pears_s4x3_lgPear

Pears are excellent source of water-soluble fiber. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, folate and niacin. It is also rich in copper, phosphorus and potassium, with lesser amounts of calcium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, sodium and sulfur. It can prevent high blood pressure, cancer, lower your cholesterol, beneficial for colon health and constipation.

How healthy are bananas? Bananas are rich in Vitamin B6 and a good source of fiber, vitamin c, magnesium and potassium.

Banana:

Bananas have very high content of potassium, a mineral that is essential to the normal muscular function, in both voluntary muscles (e.g. the arms and hands) and involuntary muscles (e.g. the heart and intestines). They are also a good source of dietary fiber, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. This is also one of the few fruits which contain the entire range of vitamin B—thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folate (B6) and very little B5 and B12.

mango

Mango:

Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds. According to new research study, mango fruit has been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Mango fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin. 100 g of fresh fruit provides 765 IU or 25% of recommended daily levels of vitamin-A. Together; these compounds have been known to have antioxidant properties and are essential for vision. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucos and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in carotenes is known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Mint sprigs in bowl

Mint sprigs in bowl

Mint

Mint Benefits: prevents cancer, relieves itching, headaches. It will improve complexion, sooths upset stomach, combats bad breath, relieves menstrual cramps, boosts energy, helps asthma, whitens teeth, helps nausea and improves digestion. It also detoxifies your body.

Blend then together with the option of adding plain greek yogurt, water or orange juice (my favorite) and you will have a good, refreshing drink that is good for your body.

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