This creamy, tangy and refreshing avocado and pineapple smoothie is a great way to start your day or cool off during a hot summer afternoon. The combination of avocado and pineapple provides a wholesome amount of dietary fiber to this smoothie, thus, making it absolutely filling.
Avocados also provide a considerable amount of healthy fats and protein to the smoothie. Spinach adds a powerful punch of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that make it a well-rounded and nourishing meal replacement.
Avocados add a buttery and creamy texture to the smoothie and supply a wholesome amount of nutrients. While most fruits are rich in carbs, avocado is rich in healthy fats (monounsaturated fatty acids) that help to reduce inflammation and protects the heart. Avocados contain more potassium than bananas which helps to lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Avocados also contain a large amount of fiber (both soluble and insoluble) that aids digestion and promote weight loss by enhancing satiety and preventing overeating. The antioxidants present in avocado protect the eyes and reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataract.
Pineapples are one of the best sources of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that that fights cell damage and inflammation and reduces the risk of heart disease. Vitamin C is also essential for maintaining youthful and glowing skin.
Pineapple also contains an abundant amount of mineral manganese that supports the development of strong bones and connective tissues and reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis. High level of dietary fiber present in pineapple aids digestion and cures constipation. Enzyme bromelain present in pineapple promotes the breakdown of protein from foods and helps to treat acid reflux.
Spinach is a potent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support and improve overall health. It is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, Vitamin K and vitamin B2 and folate along with magnesium, manganese, iron, calcium and potassium. The powerful antioxidants and flavonoids present in spinach are capable of fighting many cancers such as – breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, etc.
Vitamin A present in spinach boosts eye health and prevents the appearance of cataracts. The minerals present in spinach help to alkalize the body and neutralize the negative effects of a highly acidic diet.
Almond Milk is used as a thinning agent in this smoothie. It is a healthy low-calorie substitute for whole milk that is loaded with vitamin E and minerals. Almond milk contains zero cholesterol which helps to maintain a strong and healthy heart. Vitamin E present in almond milk helps to maintain glowing and clear skin.
Here is the recipe…
- Avocado (chopped) – ½ cup
- Pineapple chunks – 1 cup
- Honey – 1 tablespoon
- Spinach (chopped) – 1 cup
- Almond Milk – 1 cup
- Toss spinach and pineapple pieces into the blender.
- Then add avocado, honey and unsweetened almond milk in that blender.
- Blend all these ingredients at high speed until smooth.
- Drink this healthy smoothie immediately to cut your excess weight and to stay fit.
- For best results, drink this smoothie regularly.
This is a simple and nutritious smoothie made with just a few whole ingredients which make it suitable even for kids and toddlers. This smoothie can be consumed as a breakfast or lunch replacement to support weight loss and improve digestion.