Connect with us

FOOD

The Ultimate Summer Smoothie


Source: Pinterest

Summer is all about light, fresh flavors and there’s nothing that screams summer more than this super healthy Pineapple, Orange, Spinach and Banana Smoothie!

The key to this tasty drink is to use frozen banana slices, instead of ice. The frozen banana adds a creamy texture to the smoothie. Simply take old bananas, slice them up and place in a ziplock freezer bag so you always have frozen banana slices on hand.

View this post on Instagram

Health Benefits of Taking a Pineapple 🍍Drink/ Smoothie/ Juice 1. Loaded With Nutrients Pineapples🍍 are packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese. 2. Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants Pineapples 🍍are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Many of the antioxidants in pineapple are bound, so they may have longer lasting effects. 3. Its Enzymes Can Ease Digestion Pineapples 🍍contain bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that breaks down proteins. This may aid digestion, especially in those with pancreatic insufficiency. 4. May Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer Pineapple 🍍contains compounds that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, both of which are linked to cancer. One of these compounds is the enzyme bromelain, which may stimulate cell death in certain cancer cells and aid white blood cell function. 5. May Boost Immunity and Suppress Inflammation Pineapples🍍 have anti-inflammatory properties that may boost the immune system 6. May Ease Symptoms of Arthritis The anti-inflammatory properties of pineapple 🍍may provide short-term symptom relief for people with common types of arthritis. 7. May Speed Recovery After Surgery or Strenuous Exercise The bromelain in pineapples 🍍may reduce the inflammation, swelling, bruising and pain that occurs after surgery. Bromelain’s anti-inflammatory properties may also aid recovery after strenuous exercise by reducing tissue inflammation. #araoluwafoods #YourHealthIsOurPriority #YourSatisfactionIsOurPriority #PineappleDrink #Pineapplesmoothie #PineappleJuice

A post shared by ara-oluwa®foodsconcept (@araoluwafoods) on


Ingredients

Handful baby spinach
½ an orange – peeled with any pips removed
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen banana slices
¼ cup water, or coconut water

Pulse approximately 5 times before blending until smooth.

This basic recipe can be jazzed up by adding other ingredients such as mango, lime juice, coconut yogurt, chia seeds and even mint!

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Ina Garten’s Freezer Staples

CELEBRITY

Snickers and Twix Flavored Milk Coming to a Store Near You!

FOOD

New Study Suggests Eating Pasta Could Help You Lose Weight

FOOD

Dentist Reveals Worst Halloween Candies for Your Pearly Whites

FOOD