When improving eyesight, one of the best nutrients to look for is vitamin A. The good news is that most smoothies incorporate fruits that are rich in the said vitamin. With the added bonus of other vitamins and minerals in the ingredients, you can have better eyesight with these three smoothie recipes:
Very Fruity Smoothie
This recipe will give you a smoothie that has that nice tropical flavor. The fruity taste comes from the juice of the fruits, so it is recommended that you use freshly squeezed juice. This smoothie does not have nuts and sweeteners. You will need:
- A cup of apple juice and orange juice
- Chopped mango and apple
- One passion fruit
- One banana
- Juice from one lime
Process the ingredients into your blender. You can also add spinach or any mild greens you want to use. Add oats or any carb source to make this smoothie thick.
The ingredients in this smoothie are obviously vegetables, except for some kiwi fruits. You need:
- Two branches of kale
- Two stalks of celery
- One orange bell pepper
- One beet
- Three kiwi
Don’t remove the greens from the beet. You also don’t have to skin the kiwi fruit and remove the seeds from the bell pepper. Make sure that you use organic ingredients, but if they’re not available, simply use apple cider vinegar to remove the sprays. All the ingredients have their benefits to your eyesight.
Kale has lutein, which is essential for achieving better vision. Bell peppers have zeaxanthin, which is also good for your eyes. Celery stalks have lutein and can help detoxify your kidney. According to traditional Chinese medicine, kidney health is essential to the eyes. Finally, beets with their greens can give benefits to the liver, which is also vital to your eye health.
Spicy Green Smoothie
For this smoothie, you need:
- One spinach
- Two carrots
- Flaxseed oil
- Lemon juice
- A pinch of salt
This smoothie is rich in vitamin C, omega 3s, lutein, and carotene. Just blend all the ingredients together to keep your eyes healthy and maintain its vision. You can add cayenne pepper for that extra kick. Regularly consuming this smoothie can help you avoid retinal problems. You can drink this as you perform regular eye exercises as well. One good exercise is to hold one finger in front of your face. Move the finger to your nose while maintaining your focus on it. When it gets blurry, move the finger away. Repeat a few times each day.
Having bad eyes may be a result of aging or an underlying disease. These smoothies are tasty and will give your eye good health.