There are many ways to enjoy the health benefits of pineapples, including green smoothies! Aside from the delicious taste, this smoothie provides a host of health benefits.
Why It's So Good For You
Besides the fact that pineapples instantly remind you of being on a tropical island, this amazing tropical fruit can help you get glowing skin, reduce bloating and digestive issues, prevent colds and flu, reduce inflammation and even strengthen your bones! That tropical fruit with its spiky green leaves and rugged golden skin is, in fact, a collection of multiple fruits, and a powerhouse of health benefits!
Fresh pineapple provides a host of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and manganese! Pineapples also contain the digestive enzyme bromelain, a natural enzyme that supports the digestive system in breaking down and absorbing nutrients from the food we eat. Studies show that the bromelain enzyme in pineapples can reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain associated with injury and surgical intervention, as well as inflammation in the body.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
- 1 handful spinach
- ½ cucumber, peeled
- ½ avocado
- ½ cup pineapple, chopped
- ½ lime, peeled
- 12 oz (1½ cups) filtered water or coconut water
- 1 tsp spirulina powder or greens powder of choice (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.