GREEN TROPICAL SMOOTHIE | HEALTH BENEFITS

GREEN TROPICAL SMOOTHIE

Have you ever tried a green smoothie with Avocados?  It seriously makes the smoothie super creamy and smooth.  This smoothie is perfect for those hot summer days to refresh yourself.  I added fruits that will help with weight loss, satiety, provide excellent health benefits for cardiovascular diseases and provided a super tropical fruity taste.  

I hope you like it.  


HEALTH BENEFITS

Mangoes Health Benefits:

  • Rich in Fiber.
    • Helps with Digestion due to its high fiber content and enzyme properties.
  • Excellent source of Vitamin A, B6, C and E.
  • Excellent source of Potassium.  100 g provides 156 mg of Potassium.
  • Antioxidant properties to help your body get rid of toxins
  • Lowers Cholesterol due to its high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C.
  • Helps with Diabetes by helping normalize insulin levels in blood due to its low glycemic index (41-60).
  • Immune System booster due to its Vitamin C and A content.

Pineapple Health Benefits:

  • Low in calories
  • Has an enzyme Bromelain that helps break down protein, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. 
  • Rich in fiber which aids in digestion and helps prevent constipation and lower cholesterol. 
  • Excellent source of Vitamin C 
  • Antioxidants
  • Rich in B complex Vitamins. 
  • Good source of Potassium, which helps with nerve signaling, cellular functioning, heart rate improvements, and regulation of muscular tissues.  
  • It is delicious!

Peaches Health Benefits:

  • Antioxidants (chlorogenic acid)
  • Good source of Potassium
  • Anti-cancer properties (phenolic and carotenoid)
  • Good source of Vitamin C
  • Aids in digestion (fiber)
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Helps prevent stress and anxiety 
  • Healthy Skin benefits

Avocados Health Benefits:

  • Is a Fruit, not a vegetable!
  • Low in sodium and fructose
  • Excellent source of healthy fats (monounsaturated fats)
  • Helps maintain healthy Cholesterol levels 
  • High in fiber (aids in digestion)
  • Good source of Vitamin K, B5, B6 and C
  • Aids in weight loss by providing a feeling of fullness (satiety).  

Coconut Water Health Benefits:

  • Low in Calories
  • High in electrolytes.  Great as post-workout drink!
  • Super high in Potassium!
  • Low in Sodium
  • Good source of Magnesium: eneRgy booster!
  • Helps lowering blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
  • An amazing Detox or cleansing agent
  • Reduces Stress and muscular tension
  • Antioxidants

– Always consult with your doctor if you have Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol or other medical illness.


Ingredients:

Note: the ingredients will vary according to how many people will be eating it.  I used the items listed below, but you can adjust.

  • 1/2 an Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple
  • 1/4 cup Mangoes
  • 1/4 cup Peaches
  • 1/2 cup Kale
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • Young Coconut Water

Directions

  • Cut fruit into chunks.  
  • Place all items in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

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