Hello, my peeps… Any snow storms in your neck of the wood? It finally feels like a winter in the Music City. As much as I hate being cold, seeing a white blanket outside this morning made me smile. I love snow and all cozy-fuzzy feeling… Can we do Christmas thingy all over? JK! I am done with the holiday season…
Anyhooo… Smoothie! Again!!! I know, I know… I’m on the smoothie kick lately! It’s fantastic, though, and full of good stuff, to boost up your immune system during this winter season, plus it’s refreshing and delicious. You’ll thank me when summer comes. You’re welcome in advance!
When I make something, my kids are the first to try, and they really liked the sour-sweet flavor of this one. It just hit me that they’ll be probably home for the next few days. I love’ em so very much, but at the same time, I’m thankful for school days. I guess exercising will help to decompress my stress level from constant calls, like from the commercial of “family guy”… Y’know, one with “mom, mom, mama…” yeah! That one! Seriously, they ask “what’s to eat?” at least 20 times a day… The headphones come handy, though (I so need soundproof office) especially when my little “boss” start to bang on drums. Did I say that I love them so, so very much?
So, let’s talk about nutritional benefits here. We have pineapple and mango together with coconut milk and ice. I didn’t add any sweetener whatsoever, but you are more than welcome to sweeten it up to satisfy your sweet tooth. I talked a bit about mango in my previous post, however, I’ll write a little more about this love fruit.
Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that may help arthritis pain by easing inflammation, treat indigestion, wounds, and infected sinuses. It contains a good source of vitamin C, which helps your immune system, lower your risk for heart disease, gout, cancer, and stroke. Pineapples also provide you with fiber and a number of essential vitamins and minerals.
Mango: Antioxidants present in mango (quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat) protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Mango helps clear clogged pores that cause acne. Mango has aphrodisiac qualities and it’s called the ‘love fruit’. Mangoes increase the virility in men. Vitamin E, which is present in mangoes, helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. Mango is rich in iron and fantastic for those people who are suffering from anemia. This fruit also contains glutamine acid –an important protein for concentration and memory.
- 1.5 cup Pineapple, cubed
- 1 large Mango, ripe
- 6 FL Oz Coconut Milk
- 1 cup Ice Cubes
Place all the ingredients in the food processor, or a blender. Blend until it’s smooth, about 1 minute to 1 1/2. Add sweetener if desired.