Tropical Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Tropical Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Photo by emiline220

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

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • 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

The Ingredients

  • 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)

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel

Show Time

Place the ingredients into your blender and blend for around 45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • 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!

, ,

Comments are closed.