Perfect for the whole family and packed with goodness this pineapple winter smoothie has the immune-boosting properties we crave as the weather cools.
This delicious and nourishing treat is naturally-sweetened with fresh pineapple meaning it not only has fabulous health-enhancing properties but is easy to drink.
When it comes to a ‘family-friendly’ smoothie taste is super-important so this is an ideal choice because it’s as yummy as it is healthy. Packed with vitamins, high in antioxidants and rich in bromelain this will help keep nasties at bay and give your immune system a friendly rev-up!
If the kids need a little extra convincing to give it a try be sure to rename it ‘Incredible Hulk Juice’ and watch them swig that goodness down. Pineapple winter smoothie and mum-genius for the win!
This smoothie is high in cold-fighting vitamin C, energy-making thiamin, bursting with antioxidants, full of manganese which builds strong bones and rich in bromelain. It’s also dairy and gluten free for those with intolerance.
Immune Boosting Pineapple Winter Smoothie (AKA Incredible Hulk Juice!)
- 1 cup chopped spinach packed loosely (can substitute kale if you prefer the taste)
- 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
- Handful of fresh mint chopped roughly
- Lemon juice to taste (suggest 1/2 lemon worth)
- 1/2 cup of water
- Handful of ice cubes
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. You may like to add a little more water to thin your pineapple winter smoothie based on your preferred drinking texture or if you chose not to include the ice cubes.
HANDY TIP: If you’re looking to use up whole ingredients (and pineapples are great value at the moment!) cut up the spinach and pineapple and section them by complete portion into zip lock bags. You can then freeze them individually and use them as desired.
Be sure to look for the Pure Gold pineapple variety (that’s the ones without the crown) as they’re sweet eating all year round! They’re in abundance at the moment and great value at your local supermarket.
(And you’re supporting Aussie farmers – what’s not to love!)
Cheers to keeping healthy this winter, we’ll raise a pineapple winter smoothie to that!
If you’re looking for further information on the health benefits of pineapples be sure to explore the Link Between Fresh Pineapple and Your Health as well as 16 Reasons Pineapple Will Improve Your Health.