What is a smoothie?
A smoothie is prepared by putting all the ingredients in a container and processing them together. Apart from the main fruit/vegetable, smoothies may include other ingredients such as water, sweeteners (e.g. stevia), dairy products like curd, seeds (e.g. chia). The healthfulness of a smoothie depends on its ingredients.
How is it helpful?
How is it different from juice? The difference is fiber; smoothies have a lot of it in comparison to juices. The entirety of the fruits/vegetables including the fiber is consumed in smoothies.
Fiber helps slow digestion, makes you feel fuller longer and helps in stabilization of blood sugar levels, feeds the microbes in your gut proving a pivoted role in overall health benefits. On one hand insoluble fiber helps in keeping you regular, attracting water to the guts whereas soluble fiber gives several benefits like lowering blood cholesterol, slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates from foods, feeding the important bacteria in gut.
How to prepare Papaya Smoothie?
Papaya is a wonderful fruit when it comes to body cleansing and detoxification. It contains significant amount of fiber, folate, vitamin A, C & B, calcium, iron and phosphorous. They are relatively low in calories, making it a good choice for people who want to lose weight. Adding papaya in your breakfast smoothie is a good way to start your day. It is a wonderful diuretic and antioxidant, possessing a large amount of fiber and lesser calories.
Apart from this it also helps in weight loss and fighting cellulite. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain which aids digestion, constipation, promotes regularity and healthy digestion process.
- Ripe papaya
- 2 spoons chia seeds
- 1 tsp stevia
- Soak the chia seeds 15 minutes before preparing smoothie.
- In a blender, puree the papaya,
- Add curd till your desired consistency.
- Optional to add chia seeds.
- Add 1tsp stevia before consuming.
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