Pineapple Smoothies

Pineapple smoothies can be made with fresh Pineapple, Pineapple juice or simply Pineapple from a can, which could be small chunks or rings. Fresh Pineapple sometimes requires extra sweeteners, but juice and the canned variety probably will not. Pineapple juice can also be a little acidic sometimes.

I really like to add fresh mint and nutmeg and the addition of coconut flakes is a real treat. Adding Papaya and a touch of Honey sounds really good…I have to go try that one right now…!

Pineapple Smoothies


Pineapple Smoothies and Health

The Pineapple is considered a tropical fruit and, obviously, needs to be grown in a tropical climate. They come with a rough, diamond pattern skin that must be removed.

They have natural substances that are supposed to promote healing, relieve indigestion and promote bone growth. I was once told that you could almost live exclusively on Pineapple (…if you really had to, that is!)…the nearest thing to a complete food.

Two slices of Pineapple have about 50 calories and no fat, cholesterol or sodium. It would be high in Potassium and Vitamin C and also contain some Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron.


PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

20 oz Unsweetened Pineapple chunks.
1 cup Buttermilk.
2 teasp Vanilla extract.
2 teasp Liquid sweetener.
Mint Leaves—Optional.

Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice.
Freeze pineapple chunks.
Place juice, Buttermilk, Vanilla, sweetener and frozen Pineapple into a blender container.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and garnish with mint if desired.

PINEAPPLE BERRY SMOOTHIE

1 cup Orange juice.
1/4 cup Pineapple juice.
2 Pineapple rings (Dole pineapple slices).
6 fresh Strawberries.
12-15 frozen Raspberries.
8-10 frozen Boysenberries.
12-15 frozen Blueberries.
3 oz. non-fat yogurt, any flavor (about half a container of Yoplait)
Ice (however much you prefer for consistency)

Put all ingredients into blender.
Blend well until smoothie consistency is reached!

PINEAPPLE CANTALOUPE SMOOTHIE

1 1/2 cups diced Pineapple.
1 1/2 cups diced Cantaloupe.
1/2 cup freshly squeezed Orange juice.
1/2 cup Carrot juice.
Pinch Nutmeg.
3 ice cubes.

Combine all ingredients in blender and whip until smooth.
Serves 2.

PINEAPPLE COCONUT SMOOTHIE

1/2 cup Buttermilk.
1 cup Pineapple chunks, canned in juice, drained.
1 tsp. Coconut flakes.
1/2 tsp. Coconut extract.

Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth.
Serves 1.

PINEAPPLE DELIGHT SMOOTHIE

2 cups non fat Milk.
2 Bananas, frozen and ‘chunked’.
6 slices canned Pineapple.
1 tablespoon Honey.

In a blender combine Milk, frozen Bananas, Pineapple and Honey.
Blend until smooth.
Makes 4 cups, or 2 large servings.

PINEAPPLE ORANGE BANANA SMOOTHIE

1 Banana.
6 oz. light (reduced sugar) fat-free Peach yogurt, frozen.
(This is one container of Yoplait)
6 oz. (1 can) Dole Pine-Orange-Banana juice.

Put all ingredients into blender.
Blend until smoothie consistency is reached!
If drink is too thick, add orange juice.

PINEAPPLE PAPAYA SMOOTHIE

1/2 cup Orange juice.
1/4 cup peeled, cored and cubed Pineapple.
1/4 cup peeled, seeded and chopped ripe Papaya.
Honey to taste.
1/2 cup ice.

Place the juice, fruit and Honey in a blender.
Blend on high speed for 30 seconds.
Add the ice and blend until smooth.

Time now to enjoy your very own Pineapple Smoothies.

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