Passion fruit adds a lovely flavour to a smoothie and give you bags of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. If you are looking for a boost of overall goodness they are a great choice. The seeds don't look much inside the fruit but there is a surprisingly large amount of juice and punchy flavour that competes with pineapple and banana in a smoothie.
Benefits of passion fruit:
High in Vitamin C, passion fruit are great for immunity.
The antioxidants help eliminate free radicals in the body.
Vitamin A, flavonoids and phenolic compounds have anti cancer properties.
The good source of vitamin A is good for eye health and glowing skin.
The high fibre content supports digestive health.
The rich source of iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorous contributes to bone density and health.
The alkaloids in passion fruit including Harman act as a sedative helping alleviate insomnia and symptoms of generalised anxiety.
3 small passion fruit
1 cup of cubed pineapple
1 cup of raspberries
Open up your passion fruit and scrape the juice and seeds inside your blender. Peel and chop your banana and pineapple and add to the blender alongside your washed raspberries. Add ice if you like it cold and a little water for consistency.
Blend and pour.