The apricot smoothie is a real panacea for your summer tan. Thanks to the nutritional properties of the fruit, you’ll fill up on flavor while protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and ensuring a perfect complexion.
The apricot smoothie is an ideal drink for breakfast, accompanied by a low-fat white yogurt and a couple of rusks with a veil of jam.
But you can also enjoy the apricot and carrot smoothie in the mid-afternoon, as a refreshing and energizing snack. Here is the DIY recipe in a few simple steps!
Apricot smoothie recipe
Apricot and carrot smoothie
- 150 g apricots
- 100 g carrots (about one large carrot or two small ones)
- 100 g almond milk
- 1 green apple
- 1 tablespoon of honey or agave syrup
- cinnamon a pinch
- Wash peaches and apricots and extract the stones from the fruit, then cut them into pieces. Peel the apple and carrots and cut them into pieces.
- Blend the apricots, peaches, apple and carrots together with the almond milk until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.
- Sweeten with honey or agave syrup, add the cinnamon, mix and serve immediately.
Apricot smoothie, nutritional properties
- Apricots are rich in water and low in fat, with 48 calories per 100 grams. They have a low glycemic index and a good amount of fiber: they give satiety by helping the intestinal tract to dispose of harmful substances.
- They contain vitamin C and vitamin E, but are above all rich in the precursor of vitamin A, beta-carotene. With its antioxidant activity, it counteracts the free radicals responsible for cellular aging and helps protect you from tumors. It also helps eye health and protects the proper functioning of the respiratory tract.
- Beta-carotene is also an essential element of carrots. It allows, especially in the summer months, to tan without risk, fighting the oxidation of the epidermis. But carrots are also rich in carotenoids, organic pigments that help reduce the levels of bad LDL cholesterol in the blood. They also have diuretic, remineralizing and anti-anemic properties.
The other properties to know
- In the recipe you will also find the green apple which, thanks to its fiber content, promotes digestion. It also contains vitamins and mineral salts and, in particular, increases the bioavailability of iron.
- Finally, don’t underestimate cinnamon, a spice rich in properties that acts as a natural antibiotic. Fights infections, colds and useful for intestinal viruses. It is also a good source of important mineral salts such as manganese, iron and calcium.
The recipe was created by Antonella Pagliaroli, Tipsforwomens food blogger and cooking expert.