One of my favourite smoothies when I was a kid was only Passion Fruit, I was obsessed! My mum would always say “don’t you ever want to try another flavour?” lol. I think she thought I was a bit of a weirdo! As I grew older and stopped dairy all together I obviously didn’t get to enjoy passionfruit smoothies anymore as dairy would always be the main ingredient. I wasn’t about to give up my passion for passionfruit that easily so I thought I’d make my own vegan, dairy free version so I could bring back that 9 year old in me and drink as many as my heart desires! 😉. Introducing my Perfect Passionfruit Smoothie Recipe, I hope you guys love it as much as I do!
The percentage of nutrients, minerals and vitamins in passionfruit are shockingly high, making this fruit full of amazing benefits. Antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, fibre, and protein are all present in this small delicious fruit. Here are a few of the big things this small little fruit can do.
Passionfruit’s juice and seeds are a very strong source of fibre, in particular soluble fibre which acts as a laxative moving food through the digestive track quickly and efficiently reducing the time of exposure of toxins sitting in the colon. This process scrubs the the blood vessels clean of excess cholesterol from the body, reduces constipation and even prevents gastrointestinal conditions like colorectal cancer! A single serving provides the human body with 98% of it’s daily requirement! So make sure not to strain the seeds and just enjoy the crunch!
A particular compound found in passionfruit is medicinal alkaloids, including harman, which functions as a sedative. This has been connected to a reduction in insomnia, restlessness and anxiety, which all can keep you getting a good night sleep. So next time your having trouble sleeping instead of grabbing the sleeping pills try a passionfruit or even this Passionfruit Smoothie Recipe throughout the day to prepare your body for the night ahead!
Popping a passionfruit a day is going to do wonders for your heart health and cell functioning. Just eating one serving of passion fruit each day, you can satisfy 1/4 of your potassium needs immediately. Potassium is one of the vital minerals in the human body, one of which is its role as a vasodilator. This relaxes the tension of blood vessels and promotes increased blood flow reducing strain on the heart and increasing overall cardiovascular health.
If you want a smoothie that works directly for heart health, try my Pomegranate Berry Blood Flow Juice ?
Let’s Get blending…
Perfect Passionfruit Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Banana
- 8 Passionfruit
- 1 tablespoon of Baoab
- 1 Cup of Almond Milk
- Cut open the passionfruit’s and scrape all the inside out into the blender.
- Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Turn on the blender and blend at the highest soles until smooth.
- Pour into glass and enjoy!
I hope you guys LOVE my Perfect Passionfruit Smoothie Recipe as much as I do! Please comment below with any suggestions you might have for next weeks recipe and don’t forget to pin this recipe to your smoothie bird on Pinterest!