Smoothie of the Month: Pineapple Power

April 7th, 2015 | Nutrition and Health, Recipe

We’re back with another healthy smoothie recipe. This month, we are enjoying the sweetness and health benefits of pineapple. This tropical fruit is not only delicious, but is packed with major health perks.

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The Recipe

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ cup greek yogurt (your choice)
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger, diced up
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric

The Benefits


  • Pineapples are an anti-inflammatory fruit.
  • Pineapple can strengthen your gums.
  • The vitamin C in pineapple can help boost the immune system.
  • Feeling nauseas? Pineapple juice can help avert it.
  • Pineapple gives collagen synthesis a boost, which promotes firmer, flexible skin.
  • May help fight skin damage caused by pollution and the sun.
  • Pineapples are high in fiber, keeping you full and promoting regularity.


  • Double whammy – just like pineapples, ginger can help reduce nauseas.
  • Ginger can improve the absorption of essential nutrients.
  • Having cramps? Ginger can help!
  • Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that may help sooth joint and muscle pain.


  • High in curcumin, turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Curcumin can lead to changes on a molecular level that could help prevent cancer.
  • Curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis.
  • Turmeric may help to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
  • Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier.
  • Turmeric may speed up wound healing and assist in repairing damaged skin.
  • It may aid in the treatment of psoriasis due to its anti-inflammatory properties (as well as other inflammatory skin conditions)

Ready to reap the above benefits and more? Pineapple power up!

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