Blend together a handful of pomegranate seeds and 1/4 cup water. Garnish with a few mint leaves. This cooling smoothie is good for diabetics and people with pitta dosha. Or in a blender, blend together 6 oz pomegranate juice with 1/2 red grapefruit, 1/4 cup kale, chopped, 2 sage leaves, and a cup and a half of yogurt.
Blend 1 cup mango and 1 avocado, both peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tbsps honey, and 2 tsps lime juice into a smoothie to lower harmful LDL cholesterol levels. For good health, drink an antioxidant-rich juice of 1/4 avocado, peeled, deseeded, and chopped up, 1 grated carrot, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup water. Retain the green part of the avocado flesh. Don't add sugar; use a sweet fruit or honey.
Ayurveda recommends drinking 1 to 2 cups of Ashwagandha tea daily to treat both mental and physical fatigue. Boil 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp Ashwagandha root powder, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 cup water on low flame till the mixture reduces to 1/2 cup. Add a pinch of cardamom and let it cool down to a lukewarm temperature. Have this herbal tea, once or twice a day. Add other herbs like basil for even more benefits!
A survey in Australia revealed that store-bought smoothies have more calories than a Big Mac. Regularly consuming smoothies can cause weight gain and increase risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Minimize risk by choosing a small-sized drink, checking ingredients and calorie count, opting for skimmed milk. Even better, make a healthy smoothie at home!
Beetroots consist of 87% water, 8% carbs, 3% fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, vit C, betanin, inorganic nitrate, vulgaxanthin and less than 60 cals. Smoothie recipe: Combine 1½ cup pineapple chunks, ½ cup sliced cooked beets, ¼ cup celery leaves, 1 cup vanilla almond milk and ½ cup fresh orange juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve chilled.
Kiwifruits lower your BP, balance cholesterol levels, and reduce blood clotting to keep your heart healthy. Their lutein and vit. A improve eye health, while vits C and E avert DNA damage. Actinidin in kiwis help digest complex proteins, while their fiber eases constipation. Packing in 178% of the vit. C you need daily, they boost immunity and prevent cold, flu, and asthma attacks. Kiwis can also strengthen bones, check anemia, and promote sleep.
Turmeric contains curumin that has medicinal benefits like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. Blend until smooth : 1 cup hemp or coconut milk, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks, 1 fresh banana, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1/2 tsp turmeric (or 1 tsp), 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1 tsp maca (optional).
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Juices and smoothies are different in the way they are made and their nutritional benefits. While juices ensure easy assimilation, smoothies ensure healthy digestion. A balanced mix of fruits, vegetables, natural sweeteners, dairy and ice, form a healthy and wholesome smoothie, which could be a meal in itself. Ensure using right ingredients and combinations to harness the complete benefits.
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