If you are tired of same ole same ole fried items and junk foods, here are few nutritious Fruit Smoothies-Fix in Iftar Routine. Smoothies are not only great refreshers for iftars, these are one of the most potent wholesome goodness. Smoothies are great way incorporate healthy produce you don’t enjoy in your diet. Secondly by blending all the required nutrient dense fruits and vegetable, you are able to strengthen your immune system. Drinking smoothies also regulates your bowel movements and less digestive comforts. All you need is fresh fruits, milk and yogurt to whip up some yummy goodness.
Here are some refreshing smoothies to try out:
Berry banana smoothie:
The original recipe calls for strawberries, bananas, and low fat yogurt or milk. Don’t forget to add ice! In addition to these ingredients, vanilla extract can also be added, mint leaves, honey, coconut milk, or ice cream. Use frozen strawberries and bananas, or create ice cubes out of coconut water for a thick texture. To make your smoothie extra creamy and give it a healthful protein boost, try adding a little powdered soy milk or protein powder prior to blending.
Dates, almond milk, oats and peanut butter is going to give you a crazy energy boost to hype you up for your workout after Iftar.
Classic green smoothie:
Cucumbers are the-summer-vegetable, being 90% water, they can work very well in replenishing our hydration. Packed with antioxidants and fiber, this refreshing beverage will fill you up and quench your thirst. Its key ingredients are cucumbers, baby spinach, kiwi, avocado, low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt or frozen kefir orange juice, and mint leaves. Blend everything until smooth, and leave it in the fridge for at least one hour. Enjoy it!
Mango papaya smoothie:
This papaya mango smoothie is made with just papaya, mango, milk, and honey! The end result is smooth, creamy, and refreshing. This high-vitamin smoothie will delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more. All you need are some frozen bananas, fresh finger, coconut milk, almond milk, papaya, and mango. Mix all ingredients in a blender, leave it in the fridge for two hours, and garnish with coconut flakes before serving.
Fresh pear smoothie:
Incorporating a pear smoothie 3-4 times a week can regulate our digestion by enhancing the secretion of gastric juices and purifying our liver as well. Routine intake of celery can greatly reduce inflammation in our bodies, which is usually a sign of a poor liver. Carrots, packed with flavonoids are generally used for liver diseases. They help improve eyesight, and balance blood pressure. Just add one pear cored and sliced, two chopped celery sticks and one grated carrot. Blend everything together and bon appetite!
The importance of smoothies can be understood with the fact that even fast food restaurants have set menus for variety of smoothies. So try out these smoothies in Iftar time and kill that lethargic feeling that ensues after you eat loads and loads of fried items. Nutritionist suggest keeping snack smoothies under 150 calories will greatly help you if you're trying to lose weight. Fruit smoothies are delicious and low in calories, they also fill you tummies with healthy antioxidants. And if you are a diet conscious person, these smoothie recipes are definitely meant for you.