Apples and papayas are used as weight-loss fruits because they are low in calories and high in dietary fiber. Adding them to your diet through smoothies will help you get the right vitamins and minerals to help you lose weight. Here is the best apple papaya smoothie for weight loss recipe you will ever taste!
I love apples and papayas, I can eat them fresh all day long without having anything else that’s why I really love this smoothie. It has a distinct tropical taste to it that leaves you wanting more so go ahead and try this recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Apple Papaya Smoothie For Weight Loss
So just a word of caution before drinking this smoothie, it’s a high-calorie smoothie! This means that if you are on a low-calorie diet, which obviously you are, you will need to drink this smoothie as a meal replacement shakes for breakfast or before a workout.
As a rule of thumb when trying to lose weight, always use smoothies as meal replacements, or else, you will be consuming more calories than you should and gain weight instead of losing it. Now that we have I’ve cleared my conscience, here is what you came here for.
Apple Papaya Smoothie Recipe
Ingredients for 1 serving:
- 1 large red apple (cored and cut into cubes)
- 2 cups of ripe papaya (peeled and cut into cubes)
- 1 cup of plain greek yogurt (zero fat)
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk (low fat/lite)
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
- a pinch of cinnamon
Simply combine all of the ingredients above in a blender and blend until smooth. Add in more milk if the smoothie is too thick and drink your smoothie right away. You can add in some ice cubes if you are having this smoothie during a hot summer day instead of adding in more milk.
Apple And Papaya Smoothie Nutrition Facts
A serving of this apple papaya smoothie contains 486 calories, 17% total fat, 57% saturated fat, 1% cholesterol, 7% sodium, 34% total carbs, 38% dietary fiber, 50 grams of sugar, 27 grams of protein, 19% calcium, 16% iron, and 16% potassium. These values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Apple And Papaya Smoothie Benefits
Okay, so apples and papayas both contain vitamin C and fiber. As you may already know, vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects our cells from damage. It also reduces inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, both of which play an important role in weight gain and loss.
You see, when there is inflammation in the body, it holds onto fat and prevents weight loss, oxidative stress also causes weight gain and obesity, therefore, eating foods that are high in vitamin C such as papaya and apples, does aid in weight loss immensely.
Now let’s talk about fiber, it is very important to get enough fiber into your diet daily if you want to lose weight, it is recommended that women get 25 grams of dietary fiber daily and men consume 30 grams for optimal health. When you consume foods rich in fiber, you improve your digestive health.
Also, increasing your fiber intake is a great way to reduce belly fat and keep it off because fiber helps keep you feeling full and prevents overeating. What all this means for you is that drinking a glass of this smoothie for breakfast will help you lose weight by providing your body with the right vitamins and minerals that tackle fat.
Make sure you try this papaya apple smoothie recipe and please let me know what you think. If you liked this post, please share it with your friends. Until next time, keep on losing weight mama!