11 Benefits of Our Strawberry Passion Smoothie

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Our Strawberry Passion smoothie is full of sweet, creamy berry flavor and passion fruit’s enlivening zing, making it one of our most popular smoothies. It’s also full of beneficial vitamins and minerals — which means it not only makes your day more pleasant with its compelling tropical-berry combination, but it supports your body as well.

With passion fruit, strawberries, bananas, yogurt, and date, our Strawberry Passion smoothie does a multitude of special things. Here are some of the benefits of this delicious treat:

It supports a happy tummy.

  • Passion fruit, strawberries, dates and bananas are all high in fiber, necessary for a high-functioning digestive system.
  • Bananas contain prebiotics which help feed the “good” bacteria in your belly, that help keep your digestive system healthy.
  • The antacid chemicals in bananas are considered a heartburn reliever.
  • Yogurt contains probiotics — live, active cultures of “good” bacteria that support a healthy digestive system. These probiotics can be helpful for those with constipation, diarrhea, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

It regulates your appetite and blood sugar levels.

  • Dates help you feel sated and full, because they are rich in so many nutrients, like calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium.
  • Dates, passion fruit, bananas, and strawberries also help you feel full because they’re high in fiber.
  • Dates and passion fruit score low on the glycemic index, which means that they don’t cause blood sugar spikes. This helps keep your metabolism from crashing — and craving sugar.
  • Because bananas support your serotonin levels, your ability to feeling of satiated is supported.
  • Yogurt’s high level of protein can help you to feel full. 

Antioxidants help protect you from cancer.

  • Strawberries and passion fruit are both high in antioxidants that are thought to protect you from cancer. Some studies have shown that passion fruit’s vitamin A and flavonoids may help to protect you from lung and oral cavity cancers.

It boosts your immune system!

  • Both passion fruit and strawberries are high in vitamin C, which helps to stimulate the activity of white blood cells necessary to stave off infection.
  • Bananas’ prebiotic cultures, and yogurt’s probiotic ones, also help support a strong immune system, helping people ward off colds and fend off seasonal allergies.

It’s good for your peepers.

  • Passion fruit’s vitamin A content is considered to help improve vision.

It supports brain function.

  • Bananas contain a naturally occurring form of dopamine, which is important in the management of motor control, cognition, and motivation.

It supports your mood.

  • Passion fruit, dates, and bananas contain magnesium, which helps to alleviate depression and anxiety.
  • Bananas contain tryptophan, which is necessary for serotonin production and is also helpful for alleviating anxiety.
  • Passion fruit contains selenium which is often used as a tension reliever.

It helps you recover after exercising.

  • Bananas and passion fruit are rich in potassium and magnesium, which are known to help with muscle cramping. This is a well-known secret shared among athletes.
  • The potassium in bananas and passion fruit helps restore any electrolyte loss from sweating.
  • The high level of protein in yogurt helps repair muscles after a workout.

It reduces inflammation.

  • Dates contain organic sulfur, a natural anti-inflammatory, which is excellent for body, muscle, and joint pain, and seasonal allergies.
  • Dates contain natural aspirin, a superb reliever of mild pain and inflammation, without the side effects of taking synthesized aspirin.

Your heart is healthier.

  • Bananas’ and passion fruits’ high level of potassium may help lower blood pressure and protect against atherosclerosis (hardened arteries).
  • Passion fruit contains harman, which lowers the blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.
  • Bananas contain cholesterol-like fats that prevent “bad” cholesterol from entering the bloodstream.
  • The high level of fiber in passion fruit, bananas, and other fruits helps to remove cholesterol from the body, which in turn reduces blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.

It helps relieve anemia.

  • Bananas and passion fruit are iron-rich and help with iron deficiency-related low red blood cell counts.

It helps build strong, healthy bones.

  • Rich in iron, copper, magnesium, and phosphorus, passion fruit helps build and maintain healthy bones.

We love that this smoothie tastes so good and that it loves us back —nourishing us with what our body needs to stay healthy and happy. We think you’ll love it too!

 

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Passion fruit is extremely high in Vitamin A, iron, and copper, all of which do amazing things for your body. It also has antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, fiber, and protein. That’s a lot of nutrients! It is also extremely delicious — so much so that our Strawberry Passion is one of our biggest smelling smoothies!

 

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