A pineapple smoothie is instantly refreshing, and it can be super healthy, too. Get some blender drink recipes here that are great, especially if you're trying a smoothie diet.
On a hot summer's day, you may not feel like eating much, but you can still get great nutrition and lose weight on a smoothie diet with pineapple smoothies.
There are all sorts of great ways to use pineapple in a smoothie, so here are just a few!
To learn to make your own favorite healthy smoothie recipes, read also How to Make a Smoothie?
Health Benefits of Pineapples
This tropical fruit is delicious and nutritious. It contains tons of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, which protect the body against free radicals. It also includes the compound bromelain, that aids in anti-inflammation throughout the body.
Besides this, pineapple provides your body with healthy enzymes that help aid in digestion and boost your immune system, and it can even help keep your eyes healthy.
Cutting Up a Pineapple
You can use canned pineapple in a pineapple smoothie, but you don't have to. If you do use canned, make sure it's not packed in syrup and doesn't have added sugar.
If you want to use fresh pineapple, follow these steps:
1. Slice the pineapple width-wise so you end up with circular pieces of pineapple with the outside still attached.
2. Use a sharp knife to slice off the outer edges of the pineapple pieces.
3. Dice the pineapple by cutting lengthwise and width-wise on each circular piece.
4. Unless you need higher amounts of bromelain, discard the interior white-ish core of the pineapple, which is less flavorful.
Recipes for Pineapple Smoothies
These blender drink recipes are a great way to start making pineapple a daily part of your - smoothie - diet, or to serve your friends a wholesome summer dessert.
Pineapple Delight Smoothie
This simple smoothie doesn't overwhelm the pineapple in other flavors.
- 2 c. milk
- 2 bananas, frozen and chunked
- 6 rings pineapple or fresh equivalent
- 1 T. honey
Directions: Add all ingredients to Margaritaville blender or similar and blend until smooth.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
This delicious smoothie has a totally tropical feel and taste!
- 1 c. vanilla yogurt
- 1 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
- ½ c. banana, sliced
- 1 mango – peeled, seeded, and chopped
- ½ c. milk
- 2 T. cream of coconut
Directions: Add all ingredients to blender, and blend until smooth.
Tangy Pineapple Smoothie
This tangy smoothie includes buttermilk for an interesting flavor.
- 1 ½ c. unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 2 c. ice cubes
- 2 cans unsweetened crushed pineapple
- ¼ c. sugar
Directions: Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth.
Now that you know how to make a smoothie with pineapple, you'll be making them all summer long. They're a great pick-me-up treat even in the winter time!
Each pineapple smoothie recipe here is customizable so you can make a smoothie that perfectly suits your tastes. Try adding other flavors – like orange or coconut – to your favorite recipes to see what you really love best.
To make smoothies you'll need a blender. When you're not sure to look for a blender or juicer, check out Blender or Juicer?
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