Navaratri festival is just around the corner. And many of you observe fast these days. Smoothie is perfect for fasting days. Filing and yummy.
Dairy free low calorie cucumber apple smoothie. Perfect for health conscious people too.
Do you want a glowing skin? Then add this smoothie with your daily breakfast.
It is an easy way to get rid of oiliness in skin and leaves you with a glow.
The older you get, the fewer antioxidants you have in your skin to combat wrinkles and sun damage. Cucumbers can help restore some of these. Cucumbers are a source of several compounds that fight inflammation and aging. It can resolves many skin problems and ensures healthy and younger looking skin.
And low calorie vitamins enriched cucumber keeps us hydrated and cool. It helps in digestion, stabilize blood pressure and good for diabetic.
Its lowers the uric acid levels and keep the kidneys healthy. They also contain the important nail health-promoting mineral. And also have anti-cancer properties.
This smoothie has apple too. Apple is extremely rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
The recipe is very simple. Just blend both add some flavour of your choice. I have used cinnamon but If you don’t like it you can use mint or any other flavour. Make it sweet or salty, both are yummy. You can add small spinach leaves or tomato too.
Cucumber – 1
Apple – 1
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Lemon – 1/2
Grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon
Honey or salt to taste
Ice cube as require, optional
Peel and chop the apple and cucumber. Taste the cucumber, it shouldn’t be bitter.
Combine everything. You can add few small spinach leaves or 1 chopped tomato too. If you are using salt add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon black pepper powder too. You can use rock salt if you want to take it in fasting days.
Blend everything until smooth and frothy. Add lemon juice and mix well. Taste and add more lemon juice if require. If you don’t like cinnamon you can use mint leaves or any flavour of your choice.
Pour the mixture in your favourite glass. Add ice cubes.
Garnish with cucumber, apple and lemon wedges. Serve chilled .