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.
Pineapple Banana Smoothie
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana, cut into pieces
- 1 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Put everything in a blender and pulse until smooth.
A very healthy smoothie. I am also into making smoothie at least three times a week. Try making your own almond milk, it is really easy and economical too.
Thanks for the tip Veronica!
Such a great combination of fruity, goodness and creaminess
smoothie looks very tasty and healthy…today’s post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/idly-for-tamizhar.html
Will drop by your blog…
GLORIOUS SMOOTHIE…YET ANOTHER LOVELY RECIPE ON YOUR ADORABLE BLOG,THANKS 🙂
I love this mix. The chia seeds look so lovely in the smoothie.
Delicious and energy booster drink.
yes. You should give this a try.
ANg sarap nga tingnan 😀 pero di ko alam san makakabili ng chia seeds at almond milk 🙁
I buy mine at Healthy Options. I’m sure may mga health store dyan sa inyo?
I have never tried a banana smoothie, looks so healthy.
This smoothie is indeed healthy, Rose.
I love smoothie but I haven’t tried that yet. Thanks for sharing, I can imagine how tasteful it is. It’s just that I can’t find chia seeds yet. I hope I could find it already.
You should give this a try Cacai! It’s really good.
Where did you buy your almond milk sis? I need this for Sean.
I bought it at Healthy Options. They have different brands available.
Haven’t tried almond milk yet. I don’t think they’re available in regular groceries. Will check out health stores and try a box.
Almond milk tastes good too!
I’m really scared to try mixed smoothies. I always go for one fruit smoothie. I’m boring like that haha
LOL! you should try a two fruit smoothie for a change, Gene!
kapag napadpad ulit ako sa Jamba Juice or Fruitas I’ll try it na. What would you recommend?
This looks really yummy. will try this.:)
you won’t regret it, April. Thanks!
this really looks delish. i love pineapple + banana but i have not really eaten them together. it is the first time i’ve heard of almond milk as well. i’ll try to grab a box when i see one in the grocers. i wonder where you got the chia seeds + the oh-so-lovely mason jar? 🙂
I got the Chia Seeds from Healthy Options. The mason jar is available at true value
I have been curious to try out the Almond Milk, its gaining popularity here as well! I’d love a post about it, hope you can soon as you have your fave! =)
Will do Micole! Give almond milk a try!
hmmmm wondering kung mejo thick ang consistency nito dahil sa mango
it doesn’t have any mango but the banana makes it thick…
I was introduced to Almond Milk during our C-lium days. Where can I buy Chia seeds Peach?
I buy my Chia Seeds at healthy Options..
I really need to pick up some chia seeds! I’m seeing them everywhere! Great looking smoothie!
Thanks MJ! Chia is the new superfood, as they say.
I thought I would never love a smoothie, well not this time! Thank you for sharing these recipes 😀
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Very healthy nito mamsh. Try ko rin nga gumawa nito. For sure magugustuhan ito ng mga bagets ko.
Great combination!! Plus it’s healthy. For sure masarap to!! ?