Looking for an effective papaya pineapple smoothie for weight loss that will help increase your energy levels and burn fat fast? Look no further because the following papaya smoothie recipe is exactly what you need! Smoothies are a great way to start your day when trying to lose weight, why?
Because when you use the right ingredients in your smoothies, they can provide your body with enough vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Fiber, protein, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and potassium are some of the best nutrients for increasing energy and burning fat which are all available in 1 glass of this smoothie!
Papaya Pineapple Smoothie For Weight Loss
This tropical fruit breakfast smoothie is very tasty although I use low-calorie milk instead of coconut milk, it still tastes amazing! Now you may be wondering why I didn’t use coconut milk, well, that’s because it’s very high in calories and saturated fat! Just 1/2 cup of organic coconut milk contains 128% of saturated fat! Can you imagine?
That’s just too much even if it tastes like heaven! However, if you can get your hands on low-fat coconut milk, I say use it in your smoothie!
Papaya Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
This papaya pineapple smoothie yields 1 serving. You may also like to try my papaya oatmeal smoothie recipe too!
- 2 cups of ripe papaya ( cubed, fresh, or frozen)
- 1 cup of pineapple (fresh, frozen, cubed)
- 1 cup of zero-fat milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cup of ice (optional)
- water (optional)
How To Make Papaya Pineapple Smoothie
Simply throw in all your ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Drink it right away to reap all the amazing benefits of this tropical smoothie for breakfast.
Papaya Pineapple Smoothie Nutrition Facts
1 serving of this smoothie contains 255 calories, 3% total fat, 2% saturated fat, 1% cholesterol, 4% sodium, 22% total carbs, 8 grams of dietary fiber, 39 grams of sugar, 8 grams of protein, 18% calcium, 7% iron, and 15% potassium. The percentage values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Papaya Pineapple Smoothie Benefits For Weight Loss
Pineapples and papayas both contain a mixture of enzymes called bromelain which helps break down protein in the gut. Bromelain also helps your body digest and absorb nutrients from the foods you eat better. Both of these tropical fruits contain anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce inflammation in your body.
Studies show that inflammation is one of the leading causes of weight gain and also prevents weight loss therefore, increasing your intake of anti-inflammatory foods is very important when trying to lose weight. Luckily, both papaya and pineapples contain anti-inflammatory properties.
Lastly, both ingredients contain dietary fiber which helps cleanse the gut of toxins, reduce constipation, and help you lose weight. So yes, drinking a glass of papaya pineapple smoothie for breakfast can help aid in weight loss.
Who Should Not Drink Papaya Pineapple Smoothie
So papayas and pineapples are extremely healthy but some people experience allergic reactions after eating them. For example, papayas contain latex which a lot of people are allergic to therefore if you do have an episode after eating them, it means that you are allergic to the.
Pineapples are safe to eat but they do contain a lot of acids that are present in most citrus fruits. People with acid reflux or GERD should refrain from drinking pineapple smoothies because it can make symptoms worse. Also, people with kidney problems should not drink this smoothie because it contains potassium.
Potassium is known to worsen conditions in people with kidney problems or kidney stones. Lastly, both ingredients have a laxative effect which means that overconsumption can cause bloating, gas, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and upset stomach. Try not to drink this smoothie if you are pregnant!
Now you know how to make a papaya pineapple smoothie for weight loss. This smoothie works and if you have your own recipe, leave it in the comments below and, maybe I will add it to the post. I hope you enjoyed reading this post or found it helpful, until next time, keep toning mama!