Smoothies have become all the rage recently and it’s no wonder if we consider the health benefits they provide. There are plenty of smoothie combinations, millions in fact, but today we’re going to talk about the Dragon Fruit Smoothie. Why is this smoothie so special?
Because it’s abundant in vitamins and minerals and if you start drinking it regularly it will provide you with numerous health benefits and protect you from a wide range of diseases.
Dragon fruit, which is the smoothie’s main ingredient, or you may know it better as pitaya, is and exotic fruit with numerous medicinal properties which will strengthen your immune system and provide protection from numerous health conditions. The fruit is sweet and soft, similar in texture to the melon or kiwi fruit and its bark is irregular in texture. It can be called the dragon fruit but it’s more commonly known as pitaya.
Here’s how you can prepare this amazing smoothie:
Grab 2 pitayas and cut them in half. With a spoon scoop out the pulp and toss it in the blender. Some add the bark as well, but it’s optional. Then add half a liter of water and pulse until smooth. If you like you can add a handful of strawberries and some ice and stevia to sweeten it up a bit. Pulse until everything is combined, serve in a tall glass and drink it up.
Using the pitaya to lose weight
100gr of pitaya contain only 50 calories, which means it’s an excellent choice for those who want to lose weight. The fruit also has thermogenic properties, helping you to burn fat and use it as an energy source. Why? Because the pitaya is abundant in an amino acid, tyramine, which stimulates the production of the glucagon hormone, which is responsible for using up the glucose reserves in our body and turning them into energy we can use for every bodily function.
Additional benefits of the Dragon fruit
- It can reduce your LDL cholesterol levels
- Has an anti-aging effect as a result of the abundance of antioxidants
- Controls the blood sugar levels
- Has anti-cancer properties, especially in regards to colon cancer
- Regulates spasms and stomach disorders
- It improves your heart function and cardiovascular health
- Treats insomnia
- Reduces anxiety
Article and image source: https://homeremediesgarden.com/