Summer is the perfect time of the year to enjoy those healthy tropical fruits that remind us of sun, sand and sea - and general holiday bliss. What better excuse is there to enjoy a delicious pineapple smoothie? As you enjoy your smoothie, why not close your eyes for a couple of minutes and visualise the warmth of the sun on your body and the gentle lull of ocean waves?
The great thing about pineapple, is that although it's sweet to taste, it actually has a low calorie count. It's also high in antioxidants and vitamins. Pineapple also contains the important enzyme, bromelain, which is particularly good at fighting inflammation. So its ideal for those who live with inflammatory pain conditions such as arthritis.
Cantaloupe melon, with its beautiful orange colour, is high in beta-carotene, which is thought to help slow down the process of chronic degenerative diseases on the body and the effects of ageing. It also protects the skin, which is great if medications have left your skin lacking its glow and in need of some TLC.
Galia melon is actually a hybrid of cantaloupe and honeydew. It's high in Vitamin C and dietary fibre. It is high in pectin so its great for the digestive system.
- 1/4 fresh pineapple
- 1/4 cantaloupe melon
- 1/4 gaia melon
- 11/2 tsp pea protein powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- t sp grated ginger
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp good quality honey (optional)
Chop the pineapple, and melons. Add everything to your smoothie maker. Blend and enjoy!