Pineapple is a very sweet fruit that can be added into green juices and smoothies to cut back the bitter taste of green vegetables. But pineapple also has tons of health benefits that can make it even more appealing to add into your smoothies. Pineapples are: -High in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Beta-carotene -Anti-Inflammatory -Supports a healthy immune system -Promotes healthy gums -Improves digestion -Contains Bromelain enzyme that helps protein digestion -Helps with arthritis symptoms
Pineapples can be eaten simply by themselves, added into savory dishes, or used as a sweetener in smoothies such as the one below.
Green Pina Colada Smoothie Serves 2 Ingredients: • 2 frozen bananas • 1 cup of frozen pineapple • 2 cups of spinach • 1 cup of coconut milk Directions: 1. Blend the banana, pineapple, spinach and coconut milk together on high. 2. Enjoy with coconut flakes sprinkled on top or a wedge of pineapple on the side!
Recipe by: Colleen Stanko