Green veggie smoothie for weight loss

Vegetable smoothies, fondly called as veggie smoothie, is one of the popular methods for weight loss. It not only aids weight loss, it also provides many essential nutrients to our body which facilitates healthy lifestyle. This DIY recipe explains how to lose weight by consuming veggie smoothie that is prepared with spinach, green peas, broccoli and cabbage. Let us look into the health benefits of each ingredient.

Benefits of spinach: Spinach is a popular green and it is packed with nutrition that is very important for healthy body. Spinach, called as palak in India, is rich in fiber and low in calories. It contains a lot of protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin c, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6. Spinach also contains iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, copper and manganese. It also contains traces of other minerals that are essential for good health. It cleans your colon, removes free radicals, helps to maintain a good cardiovascular health, improves brain function, improves skin health and improves good eye sight.

Benefits of green peas: Green peas is used in many dishes and salads for its taste. It tastes good with almost all types of combinations. It is rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, manganese, dietary fiber, copper, magnesium and iron. It also contains traces of other minerals. It is a low calorie food and does not contain any cholesterol in it. The fiber content helps to reduce accumulated fat in the body, hence aids weight loss.

Benefits of broccoli: Broccoli is packed with dietary fiber that is very important for digestion and general body health. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E. It also contains protein, iron, choline, phosphorous, copper, magnesium and potassium. Broccoli also contains omega-3 fatty acids that is very important for brain function.

Benefits of cabbage: Cabbage is one of the cruciferous vegetables and it consists large amount of water in it when compares to other vegetables. Cabbage is rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. It also contains calcium, iron, protein and choline. The high amount of dietary fiber in it promotes good digestion and aids weight loss.

Combination of all these vegetables helps to reduce weight and improve general body health.

Green veggie smoothie for weight loss – DIY recipe

  • 10 Spinach leaves ((palak))
  • 1 handful Green peas
  • 3 or 4 Cabbage leaves
  • 1 handful Broccoli
  1. To have a green veggie smoothie, you need green peas, spinach, broccoli and cabbage.
  2. First clean cabbage leaves and chop it.
  3. Add copped leaves to blender.
  4. Now, clean and shop spinach leaves.
  5. Add chopped spinach to blender.
  6. Add green peas to blender.
  7. Add cleaned broccoli to blender.
  8. Add little water.
  9. Now, blend it.
  10. Add required amount of salt for taste.
  11. Add required amount black pepper powder for taste.
  12. Mix well.
  13. Your weight loss drink is ready.

Directions for use:

Consume this drink once a day, preferably in the morning, before or after food.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.