Recipe Details

Bottle gourd and cucumber smoothie

Bottle gourd and cucumber smoothie

26 Jul 2019 402 Views

This is a very low calorie smoothie with bottle gourd and cucumber as its main ingredients which also acts as a detox drink

  • Bottle gourd can help prevent from various diseases and symptoms, such as diabetes, ulcer, hypertension, jaundice, and skin and heart diseases.
  • Cucumbers are low in calories and high in water content and have lipid lowering, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties and acts as detox as well.
  • Lemons have an alkalizing effect that helps to nullify the acidic environment inside the body. It helps in liver detoxification, aids proper bowel movement, has antiparasitic activity, and helps fight cancer and diabetes-induced cataract.

Method

  • Place the shredded bottle gourd and chopped cucumber into a blender and blend it.
  • Add the chilled water and lemon juice and stir well.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass.
  • Add a pinch of black salt and cumin seeds powder (optional) and stir well.
  • Garnish it with mint leaves and serve.

Ingredients

  • Bottle gourd – 50gms (Shredded)
  • Cucumber – 30gms (chopped)
  • Chilled water – ¼ cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Black salt – A pinch
  • Cumin seeds powder – a pinch (optional)
  • Mint leaves for garnishing


Nutritive Value

ENERGY – 75 Kcal

PROTEIN – 0

CARBOHYDRATES – 10gms

FATS – 0