This brand new smoothie is a mix between a creamy gazpachio and a delicious tomato juice without the sugar. Yep that is right smoothies don't have to include fruit (although avocado and tomatoes are classified as a fruit - they are both allowed on a sugar free or candida diet plan). If you are embarking on a new journey to improved health that involves reducing your sugar intake even from natural sources like fruit then this is for you.
No time required except a couple minutes to wash and prep your veggies and a minute to blend up all the ingredients. If you just don't have the time in the morning to prep the smoothie, then you can chop everything up the night before to save some time and then in the morning add your water and blend it up ready to enjoy at home or on the go.
The tomatoes in this smoothie provide the body with a wide range of different phytonutrients which help protect the body in various ways. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, beta carotene, manganese, and Vitamin E. Where tomatoes come out on top is their ability to to help reduce the risk of heart disease and also help reduce the risk of lipid peroxidation in the blood. This is when fats which are carried around the blood or those found in the membranes of cells lining the blood vessels get damaged by oxygen. This damage can be managed, however if it increases too much then this signals the immune system and an inflammatory response which can increase the risk of antherosclerosis.
1-2 medium tomatoes (any colour variety is great here)
3-4 romaine lettuce leaves
Chop up all your vegetables, add to the blender and top up with water to 500-600ml. Combine until blended and smooth. You can also add 1 cup of ice to make it colder or if you have more time then place your tomoatoes chopped in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before blending.
Serve in your favourite glass and enjoy.
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