The official start of summer is almost here, yet it already feels like the season is in full swing. Cool off, refresh, and get your day started off right with a cleansing and delicious ginger turmeric and pineapple smoothie.
Fresh fruit is one of my favorite ways to beat the summer heat, hydrate, and load up an immune boosting antioxidants. Although pineapple is by no means a local fruit, I love to indulge in this tropical delicacy - not only for its sweet and slightly tart taste, but also because of the range of nutritional benefits. Pineapples contain the enzyme bromelain, which is anti-inflammatory and can help to reduce swelling and muscle soreness. In addition to being rich in the antioxidant powerhouse Vitamin C, pineapples also have serotonin, which has mood-boosting powers.
This smoothie is perfect for beating the summer heat. It is loaded with immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory ginger and turmeric, fiber filled greens, and protein from hemp seeds. Place all of your ingredients in the blender the night before, add ice in the AM, and blend up for a super quick and refreshing breakfast or anytime smoothie!
ginger turmeric pineapple smoothie time
- 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple cubes + core
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon ginger, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Pinch black pepper
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 date, pitted
- 1 1/2 cups ice
Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy.