Sweet and delicious, this tropical smoothie will have you throwing back the greens. I don’t often incorporate pineapple in my green shakes due to the higher sugar content but this combination makes for a nice change and is a welcomed option for those starting to drink more green shakes/juices. This combination is loaded with tons of nutritional properties from our beloved Kale and Hemp Hearts (as you have learned about in my previous posts or can now catch up on), but we also have some added perks from the funky pineapple.
This fruit is so deliciously sweet that we often forget how nutritious they actually are. Yes, they are higher in sugar, but they do contain high amounts of vitamin B & C, manganese, dietary fibre, thiamin, and bromelian (which in my book, offsets the negatives of sugar. And we are pairing it with Kale and Hemp Hearts here).
These vitamins and minerals make pineapple a great source of energy and a defensive antioxidant. Eating pineapple (in moderation) can help:
- fight heart disease
- reduce joint pain
- strengthen bones and connective tissue
- support digestive health
- reduce inflammation
- increase metabolism
Multiple reasons for you to check this one out. Here’s the dish –
Tropical Greens (yields 4 servings)
- 3-4 cups kale
- 1 banana
- 1-2 cups pineapple
- 3-4 tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 cups water
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add water until desired consistency.
Je suis un ananas. xx