Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you a smoothie that doesn’t contain even a hint of banana or kale.
To be fair banana lends a creaminess and sweetness to drinks. But kale? It’s vile. I truly tried to like the first green smoothie I ever made. Some say it’s an acquired taste and you should start with baby spinach leaves instead. I say life’s too short to consume disgusting flavours if there are plenty of other alternatives to get your vitamins. More worrying, if you suffer from hypothyroidism like I do, you need to steer clear of goitrogens. The latter is especially prevalent in vegetables of the brassica family and can play havoc with your endocrine system.
GoCompare.com asked me to come up with a healthy, family-friendly recipe, and my Pineapple & Avocado Smoothie, is it. It’s different, super healthy but still enjoyable. See? My four year old daughter sucked it up with glee. Have you ever noticed that close to none of the green smoothie recipes featured on the internet don’t show anyone drinking it? The victims must be pulling the funniest faces while pinching their noses in their attempts to force it down!
Like most smoothies, the ingredients are adjustable. You don’t have to use pineapple juice, but use ice instead. For something creamier, go down the coconut or other nut milk route. Use more liquid for a thinner consistency. My Froothie Optimum 9400 made quick work of the job. If you’ve made more than you can handle in one sitting, fret not, the acid in the pineapple and lime keeps the avocado from browning. Place it in the fridge and enjoy it hours later.
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Pineapple & Avocado Smoothie
Author: Michelle Minnaar
Eat these skewers as a snack, canapé or main meal. The choice is yours!
- 1 pineapple, about 600g after peeled and core removed
- 1 large Hass avocado, about 250g of flesh
- 250ml pineapple juice
- juice of 1 lime
- 15ml honey [optional]
- Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and process until smooth.
You can substitute the pineapple juice with water, ice, orange or mango juice, coconut milk or any type of milk for that matter. If you were unlucky and your pineapple is on the unsweet side, add some honey to taste.
Serving Size 269.3g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12.4 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Sodium 9 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34.8 g
Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
Sugars 23.1 g
Protein 2.2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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