While looking for an after workout snack recently and wanting to keep it relatively quick and easy, I made this smoothie. Two ingredients and just a few minutes and I was all set.
What I love about pineapple besides the wonderfully sweet tropical taste is the health benefits. Did you know that pineapples are reported to provide antioxidant and immune protection, as well as anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits? In addition, they are on the EWG* Clean Fifteen list, which means that compared to other produce, they are processed with less pesticides and therefore are relatively safe when not purchased organic. I take this list with me when I go shopping and try to follow it especially concerning the Dirty Dozen Plus (those processed with the most pesticides).
The “Clean Fifteen” List for 2013:
Asparagus, Avocados, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Kiwi’s, Mangoes, Mushrooms, Onions, Papayas, Pineapples, Sweet Peas and Sweet Potatoes.
So, in addition to being fast, easy and delicious, this smoothie is healthy. Makes me smile.
We have had such splendidly warm Indian summer days here in New England lately, so a pineapple smoothie is refreshing.
We are at “peak” now for foliage and it has been such a beautiful fall, we can’t complain. I want to savor the last bit of warm weather before the inevitable cold and snow. Sitting in the sun sipping this pineapple smoothie is amazing. Like smoothies? Me too! Some others to try: Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie, Strawberry Smoothie, Green Keen Smoothie (which has spinach), or a Green Kale Smoothie.
Although, as the weather starts changing, I am looking forward in the next few months to making some of my delicious soups and finding new favorites. I have added a recipe page to the blog to make it easier to navigate, so if you are looking for a soup recipe or any other recipe, check out the Recipe page. In addition, I update the Press page often and recently several recipes have appeared in different publications and websites. I am always very honored and grateful when my recipes are chosen to be featured in an article, website or publication. It’s exciting!
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Do you have a favorite pineapple recipe?
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. As always, thank you for stopping by!
- 2 Cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 and ½ cups almond milk (or milk of choice, might be good with coconut milk)
- Place the frozen pineapple chunks and almond milk in a blender and let it whizz for a few minutes until reaches the desired consistency. Refreshing!
*Resource – Environmental Working Group site. Here is a link to the EWG site for a full list of the “Clean Fifteen” produce list and “Dirty Dozen Plus” produce list.