Piña Colada Smoothie


 

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If you like pina coladas, (sing it with me!) then you will love this healthy smoothie. I am so excited that Spring has arrived, which means bathing suit season isn’t too far off. As I get ready for my bathing suit, I incorporate a delicious smoothie into each of my days to help keep me full, yet give me the nutrients I need. The best part about a smoothie is that you have endless combinations, and this is one of my favorite ones.

The star ingredient in this smoothie is pineapple, which has amazing health benefits:

  • It contains bromelain which helps banish belly bloat by breaking down proteins and easing your digestion. It keeps your digestion track clean and healthy.
  • Bromelain also helps prevent sinusitis, and with allergy season upon us, eating pineapple will help prevent sinus infections.
  • It’s known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties, which can ease the pain of arthritis, as well as strengthens your bones. It has even been shown to help ease the symptoms of carpal tunnel.
  • It contains vitamin C which helps boost your immune system.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 3 spears of fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp shredded coconut

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender or Nutribullet. Sprinkle the top with some of the shredded coconut and garnish with a pineapple wedge or strawberry. Enjoy!

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