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This banana and grape smoothie is not only good looking and seriously yummy – it serves a purpose – to nourish your body and revitalise your cells.
This recipe uses frozen grapes, although fresh grapes are also suitable. Have you tried frozen grapes before? If not, you definitely need to! They are natures candy. They are super sweet already, but I swear freezing them makes them even sweeter for some reason.
QUICK NOTE: Did you know grapes are classified as a berry?
HEALTH BENEFITS OF GRAPES
The fiber and potassium in grapes also support heart health. Grapes also contain resveratrol which improves the dilation of blood vessels and allows blood to flow more easily through blood vessels. It has also been shown to relax the walls of the blood vessels, therefore lowering blood pressure and allowing a higher volume of blood to flow through the body. This increases oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells.
Grapes can enhance brain health and delay the onset of degenerative neural diseases. Studies at the University of Switzerland shows the powerful brain-protecting ability of resveratrol. It was found that it mops up brain-damaging plaques and free radicals, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Eating foods that are high in water content like grapes help to keep you hydrated and your bowel movements regular.
They act as a natural laxative food, because they contain organic acid, sugar and cellulose. They also relieve chronic constipation by toning up intestinal muscles and the stomach. Grapes are high in insoluble fibre, meaning that it remains intact as it moves through the digestive tract, bulking up waste matter and promoting the formation and excretion of healthy stool.
Grapes high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties naturally protect against cancer. If cells get overwhelmed by oxidative stress and excessive inflammation, the risk of cell cancer is increased. By providing your body with rich supplies of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, grapes can help the cells stay healthy and avoid this dangerous combination.
The combination of grapes, kiwi’s and bananas provide a ton of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in an easy to digest form which nourish the bodies cells and leave you feeling super vibrant and energised. This makes the perfect breakfast smoothie.