The grapefruit-ginger smoothie is a vibrant citrus cocktail perfect for breakfast or a snack! Grapefruit has a rich vitamin composition. This is especially true of ascorbic acid. Just one fruit contains its daily dose. The fruit also contains vitamins PP, B, D and A, microelements with phytoncides and biologically active natural flavonone glycoside naringin, which reduces the level of bad cholesterol and prevents the development of cancer cells.
Grapefruit improves blood flow through blood vessels and arteries, making them stronger and more elastic. The fruit will cleanse the liver, will have a preventive effect against the entry of the hepatitis virus into the body. Glycosides in its composition, which give bitterness, are useful for the digestive system: they improve the production of bile, relieve constipation, increase acidity and activate lipid metabolism. Grapefruit helps to eliminate bleeding gums, calms the central nervous system, normalizes sleep and improves overall well-being.
Ginger has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antipyretic and diaphoretic action. Therefore, the root is recommended in the treatment of acute respiratory infections, colds, tonsillitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, in the complex treatment of pneumonia.
Ginger will help in the presence of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, for example, this applies to sprains, injuries, bruises, arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis. Also, the root has a choleretic effect,
helps the body with liver diseases. Ginger cleans the walls of the central and peripheral vessels from cholesterol plaques, normalizes cholesterol levels, has an anti-clotting effect, preventing blood from clotting.
Grapefruit smoothie with ginger
- 1 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 cup frozen peaches
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
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- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped mint + a little more to serve
- Grapefruit slices for decoration
Place all ingredients in a blender. Whisk, then add ice. Whisk again. Pour into a glass, garnish with fresh mint leaves and grapefruit slices. Enjoy!
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