Pineapples are Worth the Effort!

April 14, 2021

Pineapples are Worth the Effort!

(And if you've ever cleaned one - you know what I'm talking about!)

Happy DIY Wednesday!

Can you believe it is mid-April already? What the heck, if time always moves this fast, I am going to be old *gasps* in no time! Luckily, the food secrets I am sharing this month will help keep us looking youthful and radiant longer than our parents (sorry, Mom 😘).

Last week, I focused on the amazing avocado with the “Ageless Avocado” smoothie, and this week I am going to share another anti-aging smoothie that is perfect for a warm summer day!

Today, I am featuring the Anti-aging Pineapple Green Smoothie. This blend highlights enzyme-rich pineapple, potassium-rich banana, antioxidant-rich avocado, vitamin/mineral-rich leafy greens, and fresh ginger! This combination is a great way to protect your body from premature aging and chronic inflammation.

Ingredients for Anti-Aging Pineapple Green Smoothie:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup chopped avocado
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce (can substitute spinach, kale, arugula etc.)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Brazil nuts
  • 1 pitted date
  • ½ - 1 cup water

Optional:

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon honey

How to Make It:

  • Blend all ingredients and blend until smooth!

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving, 554 calories, fat: 21g, sugar: 77g, carb: 96g, fiber: 11g, protein: 6g

This recipe is great for a nutritional breakfast replacement or for a refreshing and filling beverage on a warm summer day. Remember, what we put in our bodies shows on the outside of our bodies too! 😊

Alicia

P.S. Pop Quiz! We use a form of SIX of the ingredients in the Pineapple Green Smoothie in a variety of Essentially Haitos products. Can you guess the ingredients? The product pictures are shown below – and the ingredient answer key follows. Happy guessing!

Some things are good for you inside and out! 




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