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Doha Detox | Smoothie of the Week Recipe

If you find yourself guilty of craving sugar and looking for a healthy alternative, then you may find joy in this recipe. The combination of bananas, dates and the aroma of warm cinnamon, mixed with apples and low fat milk, make this a healthy, creamy and delicious afternoon drink.

Date fruit is high in fibre, potassium and magnesium which make it a heart friendly snack as it helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and also helps to lower blood pressure. Dates are rich in many vital nutrients and therefore offer many health benefits for the mind and body. Adding cinnamon to smoothies is great for after meal digestion and although it is sweet, it is very effective at lowering blood sugar levels, hence why diabetics have found this wonder spice beneficial in their daily diet.

Apples and bananas are fantastic for fibre and keeping you full for those who are busy on the go. High in nutrients, these two fruits are great for maintaining energy levels and increasing the anti-bacterial levels in the body. Even biting into an apple helps in reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria in the mouth. The pectin in apples is high in anti-oxidants which add to the renewal of healthy skin cells, healthy bones and even reducing stomach pain. Enjoy this smoothie with low fat milk for a creamy texture.

Recipe:

1 Banana

1 or 2 Apples

6 Dates

Tsp of Cinnamon (add extra sprinkle on top of smoothie for stronger taste)

1 cup Low Fat Milk