I love this green smoothie! Not only are pineapple and avocados delicious, but they are both very good for you.
Pineapples have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. They are also a great source of fiber. Just one cup of pineapple contains 9% of your daily recommended value of fiber.
Avocados are a great source of B vitamins and healthy fats. Just 1/4 of an avocado contains 5% of your daily recommended value of omega-3 and 8% of your daily recommend value of omega-6 essential fatty acids.
The pear also helps to add a little more dietary fiber, however, you can substitute the pear for banana if pears are not yet in season.
Pineapple Avocado Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 cup pineapple, cubed
- 1/2 pear, cored
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
- 4 to 5 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calcium: 18% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 62% RDA
Vitamin C: 151% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of vitamins B1-B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Serving Size: One. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
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