If you are thinking that I am drinking my smoothie because I am trying to detoxify my delicious weekend at F1 Hotel last Saturday. Then you are partially right. This is what I do now to make a balance out of the things I eat. I did have an über relaxing and über delicious weekend which I will tell you about in the next few days. For the mean time let’s talk about this filling and delicious Pineapple Banana Smoothie.
The rainy weekend had me coughing and sneezing. I know I needed my dose of fruits. I’ve been seeing some grapefruit in the fridge which I planned to eat the last two days but failed to do so because I just didn’t feel like it. Good thing I had some fresh and sweet pineapple pieces tucked inside the freezer. I prepped this last week for snack but, kind of,forgot about it. It was frozen solid when I remembered it was there.
Today, it became one of the most delicious smoothies I’ve tasted.
I mixed it with a banana, some almond milk, and a tablespoon of chia seeds. I didn’t even put honey to make it sweet. All it had was the natural sweetness of the pineapple to keep it going.
Almond milk is a very popular milk substitute. It is an alternative to regular milk and to soy milk. I’ve read that it contains 50% more calcium than regular milk and contains more vitamins and minerals than soy and rice milks. It doesn’t contain saturated fats or cholesterol, but it does contain omega-3 fatty acids, so it’s very good for your heart. Almond milk is high in protein; the typical eight ounce serving of almond milk contains about one gram of protein. One serving of almond milk also contains about one gram of dietary fiber. Plus points for it being low in calories so it’s good for people who are trying to lose weight.
Right now, I’m not loyal to a particular brand of Almond Milk. I’m trying all the brands in the market one by one to see which one I like best.
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana, cut into pieces
- 1½ cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Put everything in a blender and pulse until smooth.