I know I’ve said this before, maybe as many as ten times before, but this is my new favorite green smoothie. It all happened by accident when I bought cilantro instead of parsley at the store….I think the lack of sleep is catching up to me. I wasn’t going to let the beautiful bundle of greens go to waste though! Especially since cilantro is a wonderful detox herb. I can feel like I am doing a little cleansing, but with four meals a day plus a smoothie. ;)
Cilantro is also a strong anti-inflammatory herb that naturally removes heavy metals like mercury, lead, and arsenic, from your body. And who doesn’t need some of that out since we are all exposed at some point through environment, food, or medically! Did you know some dental fillings have mercury, and so do most flu shots? Scary thought.
I used avocado in place of banana in this smoothie. Since pineapple is high in sugar, I decided to balance it out with avocado. The avocado adds lots of added nutrition and fiber without the excess sugar. In total, the smoothie has 17 grams of sugar! Some fresh lime juice will help balance your body’s pH, and ginger will fight inflammation. The pineapple takes center stage for the sweetness it adds, but pineapple is also good to help soothe coughs, and since it seems to be going around this should lend a hand! Lots of good, cleansing, healing things going on in here!
This smoothie will send you straight to the tropics…a nice thought considering it is in the 30′s right now, but the sun is shining bright! If only I had one of those paper umbrellas….
|Pineapple Cilantro Green Smoothie||
- 3/4 cup water
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 cup greens (kale or spinach)
- 1 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1/4 of an avocado
- 1/4 cup of cilantro
- pea size amount of ginger
- Add all the ingredients to a blender
- Start on low speed, slowly increasing to high
- Blend until smooth