Start your Day Right: Pineapple Mojito Smoothie

8 Oct

Photo Credit: Sneha

We constantly hear “eat your fruits and vegetables” from multiple sources. We are also aware that a balanced diet with generous amounts of fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of chronic diseases. Yet more than often we do not follow this advice. Our excuses for disregarding this recommendation range from being too busy to simply despising the tastes of several fruits and vegetables.

Drinking juices or smoothies is a fast, easy and appetizing approach to consuming more servings of fruits and vegetables. Juices and smoothies are a great start to a day or a healthy and energizing snack before or after a workout.  It is also a crafty medium to disguise less appetizing vegetables through tastier fruits, satisfying the palates of even finicky eaters.

My friend Sneha, recently shared some of her delectable smoothie recipes with me. Given my love for mojito’s this was the first smoothie recipe I gravitated to and have made it regularly for the last one week. Since today is Sneha’s Birthday, it is the ideal day to share her recipe and to introduce you to her astounding photography: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssenjalia/.

I have made a few minor changes to the original recipe but reiterate Sneha’s words – “Who knew green smoothies could be a rum shot away from tasting like Mojitos!”

Pineapple Mojito Smoothie
A slightly modified version of Sneha’s Mojito Green Smoothie Recipe
Yields: 1 tall glass
Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks (See note)
½ cup of mint
½ cup of spinach (See note)
½ cup of coconut water (See note)
1 tablespoon of lime juice

Notes:

  • If pineapple is in season you can use fresh pineapple chunks. If you use fresh pineapple, just add a ¼ cup of crushed ice to your smoothie to chill it. You will need lesser coconut water if using fresh pineapple and crushed ice.
  • You can use kale in place of spinach.
  • I used packaged coconut water. If you have easy access to fresh coconut water, then I recommend using that.

Method:
1) Crush the frozen pineapple chunks in the blender.
2) Add all the other ingredients and blend everything together till you achieve the consistency of a smoothie. If you prefer a more liquid consistency add a little more coconut water.
3) Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

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