Ginger, blueberries, red cabbage, strawberries, red apple, grapefruit and coconut water smoothie

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Ingredients

1 small piece of ginger, grated
1/2 cup of blueberries (frozen)
1/2 cup of red cabbage
1/2 cup of strawberries (frozen)
1/2 medium red apple
1/2 medium grapefruit
1 cup of coconut water

Nutrition

Calories: 226
Protein: 4 grams
Carbs: 54 grams
Fiber: 11 grams
Sugar: 36 grams
Fat: 0 grams

This deep purple smoothie is packed full of antioxidants that will help to fight against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. It also contains coconut water, which is well known for having high levels of electrolytes.

To make the smoothie, add all the ingredient to a blender and process until smooth.

Grapefruit

This juicy citrus fruit is not only refreshing, but is also incredibly good for your health and boasts benefits that include helping you to lose weight, significantly lowering blood pressure, improving hydration levels and helping to replace electrolytes. Grapefruit is also an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

Strawberries

Strawberries are a wonderful source of vitamin C, which is incredibly important for helping you to maintain healthy skin and hair, as well as supporting a properly functioning immune system. Some of the other benefits associated with the consumption of strawberries include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Ginger

One of the main benefits linked with the consumption of ginger is relief from nausea and morning sickness. For a long time it was thought that this was something of an old wives tale, but recent studies have shown that ginger does indeed help to provide relief from sickness. This aromatic has powerful anti-inflammatory effects which means it can help provide relief from sufferers of high blood pressure and arthritic conditions.

Red Apple

The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true. Numerous studies have shown that apples are incredibly beneficial to health, being particularly good at helping to improve the symptoms of dementia in patients and possibly even being able to prevent the onset of such neurodegenerative conditions in the first place. Apples are also a very good source of dietary fibre and are low in calories making them good for both the heart and the waistline!

Blueberries

Some of the benefits to health linked with the consumption of blueberries include helping to prevent cancer, reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and supporting a healthy digestive tract. Recent studies have also looked into the effect that blueberry consumption has on neurocognitive decline and the results showed that these amazing little berries can slow the decline related to conditions like Parkinson’s disease, as well as helping to improve short-term memory loss.

Coconut Water

Coconut water is an excellent, non-dairy liquid base for this smoothie. It helps to keep your hydration levels up, which supports proper bowel movements and, therefore, a healthy digestive system.

Red Cabbage

It might seem a little odd to be putting red cabbage into a smoothie, but it does have many nutritional benefits. Firstly, red cabbage is packed full of vitamins C and K, both of which are vital for a healthy body. Secondly, it contains incredibly high levels of antioxidants that play a fundamental role in preventing cancer.

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