Hooray! It’s Tuesday again, and that means another Juicy Tuesday post!
Today I made a smoothie of 2 apples, half a pineapple, half a lime, half a cucumber and half an avocado. This smoothie is creamy, yet tart, and packed full of really good things:
Apples contain a tasty shot of vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as folate, Calcium, Magnesium and Pectin.
Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromeline, which helps dissolve mucous – so great if you are feeling snotty and bunged up, as a lot of us are at this time of year.
The acidity in lime is good for scouring the intestines (nice image there, right?) and, like other citrus fruits, has a high vitamin content.
Cucumbers are a diuretic, and have a high nutrient rich water content. They contain silica, which gives elasticity to the skin and is great for the complexion. Silica also strengthens the connective tissue that holds the body together. Cucumber is also a natural anti-inflammatory. Not bad for something that doesn’t have a whole lot of flavour.
Finally, avocados are full of vitamin E and are fab for skin, hair and nails.