Who doesn’t love the taste of pineapple? This smoothie adds a touch of jalapeño and cilantro for an extra tangy flavor that is downright addictive!
Helps: Ease digestive issues and cramps
Pineapple contains a powerful digestive enzyme called bromelian, which helps keep things running smoothly by aiding in the breakdown of fats and protein, and reducing inflammation. It also helps relax muscles, which can ease painful cramps.
1 c coconut water or water
2½ c diced pineapple, fresh or frozen
1 c firmly packed baby spinach
2 Tbsp chopped cucumber
1½ tsp finely chopped red onion
¼ c finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp finely chopped jalapeño
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
Pinch of finely grated lime zest
1 c ice cubes (none if using frozen pineapple)
Pinch of natural salt (optional)
Natural sweetener of choice (optional)
BLEND all ingredients in blender on high until smooth and creamy, about a minute. Tweak flavors to taste (you may want more onion, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, or sweetener).
NUTRITION (per serving) 138 cal, 3 g pro, 35 g carb, 5 g fiber, 24 g sugars, 0.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 150 mg sodium
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