Here in Southern California it is still burning up, so before I can even think about soup and cozy sweaters I’m still making smoothies, and thinking about getting that mani/pedi. I have a few resources I like to use for smoothies, one being the app Whole Living Smoothies, you can see some of her other smoothie recipes here. Its a collaboration from Martha Stewart and it includes smoothies for detox, immunity boosting, weight-loss, etc... I adapted this weight-loss smoothie to make it raw.
This smoothie is a melange of pineapple, ginger and mint. And did you know pineapple can give you more than 100% of your recommended daily allowance of manganese, a mineral required to metabolize food? Ginger is known to be a stomach settler, and a remedy for colds. And mint is rich in Vitamins A and C and also contains smaller amounts of Vitamin B2. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and may help to decrease the risk of certain cancers such as colon and rectal cancer. And i didn’t know this, mint is a very good cleanser for the blood, and mint tea can help clear up skin disorders such as acne. For more of the benefits of mint click here. These are just a few reasons to get your sip on with this revitalizing and refreshing smoothie.
So here are the deets.
PINEAPPLE + GINGER + MINT SMOOTHIE
1 c. frozen pineapple diced
1/2 c. coconut milk
5 mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon ginger (about the size of a dime)
dash of cinnamon
Puree all ingredients in blender until smooth.
Makes 1 serving approximately 1 cup