The inspiration for this smoothie came from a conversation I had on Twitter in which the other person told me they’ve been using lots of pineapple in their smoothies lately due to it being in season. Where I live pineapples are never in season, but featuring them in my smoothie is kind of like a quick trip to the tropics :)
I don’t think anybody needs selling on the sweet and tart taste or juiciness of pineapples, but you might need a brief refresher on their health benefits. Pineapples are exceptionally high in vitamin C and manganese, and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B6, copper, vitamin B1, and folate. 1 cup of pineapple has a mere 82 calories.
Pineapple Health Benefits
- Aids Digestion
- Antioxidant Protection
- Immune Support
- Protection against Macular Degeneration
This smoothie is great for dessert or as a snack. If you want something a little more substantial incorporate in a few of the add-ons.
Now for the tropical smoothie that will tickle your taste buds. Enjoy!
Tropical Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/4 cup coconut shreds, flakes, or raw meat
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 3-5 ice cubes (optional)
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
- 1 kiwi, peeled
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
Place the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.
- Calories: 216
- Fat: 13g
- Protein: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Fiber: 6g
- Sugar: 18g
- Vitamin C: 134% RDA
- Calcium: 3% RDA
- Iron: 6% RDA
Try this topical pineapple smoothie or a recipe like it? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it. Cheers!