Monday, September 24, 2012


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.

Written by contibutor Britney Manuel of Btanjerine and A Simply Raw Life.

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.



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



yumi said...

Oooo I can't wait to try this one!! :) Love the combination of flavors! Thanks Brit! xo

tabs said...

Even though it's COLD in NYC already :( I'm gonna make this right now!

uknowlikeaustralia said...

Did you peel the Ginger first or just cut a chunk and throw it in?

uknowlikeaustralia said...

I had this smoothie (almond milk instead of coconut) for breakfast yesterday. Yum! Yum! Refreshing! Love the mint! It was like a breakfast Mojito. Loved it!

Felicia said...

uknowlikeaustralia, Britney said she peeled the ginger. Looks like you already tried it though. So gald you liked it!! xF

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