The sweet and refreshing Pineapple Ginger Smoothie is a perfect concoction for supporting digestion. Both pineapple and ginger contain enzymes that help to treat acid reflux, heartburn, nausea and stomach upset. Ginger also helps to treat colds and sore throat.
Compounds gingerol found in ginger also contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis. Ginger also treats chronic indigestion, stomach pain and bloating.
Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C, manganese, dietary fiber and enzyme bromelain. Vitamin C is potent water-soluble antioxidants that fight free radical damage and protects the cells. Mineral manganese supports the development of strong bones and connective tissues and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Almost all the health benefits of ginger can be attributed to its gingerol content. Ginger contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger helps to treat nausea, acid reflux, and indigestion. Anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help to reduce muscle pain and soreness caused by strenuous exercise. It also prevents degeneration of the joints and relieves joint stiffness and muscle pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Ginger may also lower the level of cholesterol in the blood, specifically LDL cholesterol that is linked to heart disease. Active ingredient gingerol present in ginger also prevents infections by inhibiting the growth of different types of bacteria.
Dates add a rich and mellow sweetness to the smoothie along with a wholesome dose of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. It contains high levels of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc that help to lower cholesterol, improve bone health and strengthen the nervous system.
Dates also contain a high wholesome amount of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, A and C. It is a protein-rich fruit that strengthens the muscles and provides energy. Dietary fiber present in dates promotes digestion and relieves constipation.
Chia Seeds add a healthy dose of dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein to the smoothie. The antioxidants found in chia seeds fight off the free radicals and prevent cell damage. Almost all the carbs present in chia are in the form of fiber that helps to increase satiety, aid weight loss and promote healthy digestion.
Chia seeds are also a rich source of high-quality protein that supports the growth of lean muscle mass and aids weight loss. High level of minerals calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in chia supports strong and healthy bones and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Here is the recipe…
- Pineapple – 10 cubes of chunks
- Ginger – 1 inch
- Dates – 3
- Chia Seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Water – 1 cup
- Toss pineapple chunks, ginger piece, and dates into the blender.
- Then add chia seeds and water to the blender.
- Blend it on high speed until smooth.
- Pour this smoothie into a glass and consume it immediately to grab the nutrients in this smoothie and to lose weight.
The combination of pineapple and ginger in this smoothie provides a wholesome supply of healthy enzymes, fiber, vitamins and minerals to the body. High level of dietary fiber in this smoothie also aids detox by flushing out toxins from the body.