Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

Sometimes you just need to mix things up a little to change your mood. The weather can make me feel lazy or an overall blah. So, when I see that I am getting into a funk first thing I do is turn on some upbeat music. Then, I open all the blinds and let as much light into the house as possible.  These two alone make a huge difference 😀 Finally, to crank it up a notch I make something that makes me think of warm sunshine…

Tropical Pineapple Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

A Tropical Pineapple Smoothie does the trick! It is light and perfectly refreshing 😀

Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, and fiber. 

Vitamin C is needed in our bodies and is its primary water-soluble antioxidant. As an antioxidant, it protects our body against free radicals. Free radicals can attack and damage normal cells. Diets rich in vitamin C have been shown to be useful for preventing or reducing cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis. Vitamin C has been famous for helping our immune system function properly to help prevent colds and flu.

Cut pineapple will retain its nutrients for about 6 days in the refrigerator. 


Tropical Pineapple Smoothie | Pick Fresh Foods

To give the smoothie a little more dimension, I add a little mango. The flavor combination is unbelievably delicious!


Tropical Pineapple Smoothie
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Serves: 1-2
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup fresh mango, cut into chunks
  • 1 small banana
  • 4 oz 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp milled flax seed
  • ¾ cup water
  1. Add ingredients a blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend until smooth.


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A little sunshine and this Tropical Pineapple Smoothie and you are quickly transported to a warmer place. 😀 

What are your tricks for changing your mood?


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~ Cindy


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