Delicious Smoothies Help Keep Eyes Healthy

March 17 2021
by Carol Gifford

Did you know that beta-carotene from fruits and vegetables is converted in the body to vitamin A, which is essential for eye health?

Foods that are rich in beta-carotene include dark leafy greens, spinach, kale, and just about all orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Red grapes and citrus fruits are also hydrating, and may improve acute vision problems caused by dehydration. Flaxseeds are one of the very best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids help regulate the fluid retention and flow in our bodies, preventing dry eye and normalizing eye pressure to reduce the risk of glaucoma.

Try these delicious smoothies to add more beta-carotene to your diet.

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

2/3 cup spinach

2/3 cup kale

1 cup water

1 banana

5 strawberries, frozen

Blend the greens and water first until the greens are completely liquified. Add the fruit and blend until thoroughly combined.

 

Blueberry Peach Smoothie with Flaxseeds

3/4 cup blueberries

1/2 cup almond milk

1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds

2 Tbsp. honey

1 cup frozen peaches

Blend all ingredients in a blender until pureed and smooth, stirring several times.