Smoothies are easy to make, yet effective in getting a lot of necessary nutrients in one go. You can use all the important ingredients you need into a blender and get a delicious yet healthy smoothie. Smoothies let us eat healthily without spending much time eating at all!
You can use different fruits and green vegetables, blend them all into a smoothie and then drink it regularly, in order to get healthy eyes. We have found the 5 yummiest, yet healthiest smoothie recipes for you – so that you can take care of your eyes, the easy way!
1. Berry Green Smoothie:
- 1 cup spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp old fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp sugar
Blueberries and Raspberries are rich in anthocyanine antioxidants, which not only improve our vision but also protect it. The high potassium content in bananas helps in balancing out the extra sodium from our bodies. They also contain beta-carotene which is good for our eyes.
Milk and other dairy products are saturated with Vitamin A that promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.
2. Tropical Smoothie:
- 3/4 cup of frozen mango
- 1/4 cup of frozen pineapple
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1/2 cup of peeled avocados
You can get 25% of your daily Vitamin A requirement from a cup of sliced mangoes.
Avocados and dark, leafy greens like spinach are full of nutrients like Lutein and Zeaxanthin, both of which are helpful antioxidants that help protect the cornea of the eye. In fact, Avocados also help in increasing the absorption of antioxidants from all other food products.
Pineapple contains beta-carotene and Vitamin A, that can slow down macular degeneration, reducing the risk of vision loss.
3. Orange Smoothie:
Carrots, oranges, and apples contain important nutrients like Vitamin A and Vitamin C that are really beneficial for your eyes.
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 2 large carrots (grated)
- 1 orange
- 1/4 tsp freshly grated ginger
4. Peach-Flaxseed Smoothie:
- 1 tbsp ground Flaxseed
- 3/4 cup Blueberries
- 1 small frozen Peach (chopped up)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey
Flaxseed is the best source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which help in maintaining fluid retention in our bodies, preventing dry eye and normalizing eye pressure to reduce the risk of glaucoma.
Blueberries and Peaches contain Vitamin E, which is good for eye nutrition.
5. Cocoa Smoothie for younger eyes:
- 2 Bananas
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 cup Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp honey
Cocoa powder has high Vitamin A and antioxidant content that makes it a superfood for healthy eyes