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Produce Pick: All About Pineapple

In this episode of Authentic Self Wellness Radio, we are talking all about pineapple! Learn where pineapple is grown, how to select and store it, and discover all of the amazing benefits this yummy fruit has to offer. Enjoy!

The benefits of pineapple

Smoothie of the Day: B-Vitamin and Omega Fruity Swirl

B vitamins are important for us to include in our diet not only because they promote optimal health, but because they give us a natural lift of energy. Omegas (good fats) are important for not only promoting healthy cells and healing in our bodies, but for giving us a boost of brain power. The pineapple in this smoothie is a good source of manganese, fiber, and vitamin C. The banana included provides your body with vitamin B6 and potassium. I always add some type of flax or chia seed oil to my smoothies to promote a healthy heart, skin, hair, and nails. Give this smoothie a try today!

B-Vitamin and Omega Fruity Swirl

  • 1 C fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 fresh mango, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 C pineapple juice or coconut water
  • 1/2 C coconut milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 Tbsp flax oil
Using a blender, process the pineapple chunks, mango pieces, pineapple juice, coconut milk, banana, and flax oil until smooth. You can add a few ice cubes to make this beverage cold if you wish.

Smoothie of the Day: Pineapple Kiwi Smoothie

Enjoy the tastes of summer with this nutritious and delicious smoothie! It’s a great way to get a healthy boost of energy without having to reach for caffeine. This smoothie is full of nutrients like folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, and calcium. It’s also a good source of magnesium and potassium. The flesh of a pineapple has been shown to aid in digestion and help reduce the risk of blood clots. Pineapple is also a great source of vitamin C and ferulic acid which helps prevent cancer. Lemons have antifungal and antiseptic qualities which helps to kill germs in the body. This is one of the reasons lemons are traditionally used to soothe sore throats. Give this smoothie a try today!

Pineapple Kiwi Smoothie

  • 1 C chunks of pineapple (fresh is best)
  • 1 C plain rice, almond, or coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp natural vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 kiwi fruits

Add all ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!

Smoothie of the Day: Chia Avocado Pineapple Smoothie

I love avocados and I try to eat one just about every day. This smoothie recipe is a tasty and creative way to really benefit from all of the nutrients found in the avocado. Avocados are also a great source of potassium, a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure. There is also a good amount of digestive fiber in avocados which has been found to lower blood cholesterol levels. The chia seeds in this smoothie are also loaded with fiber, in addition to protein, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Give this delicious smoothie a try today!

Chia Avocado Pineapple Smoothie

  • 1 C freshly cut pineapple pieces, fresh is best
  • 3/4 C fresh raspberries, bonus points if you picked them yourself!
  • 1 C plain yogurt
  • 1 C raspberry juice
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 avocado, pitted
Using your blender, process the pineapple, berries, juice, yogurt, chia seeds, and avocado until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!