Tropical Twist Smoothie

Tropical Twist Smoothie

 

Smoothies are super easy and quick to make, whether for a breakfast-to-go or for a leisurely meal at the kitchen table while reading the morning newspaper.

Pineapple contains a natural enzyme substance called bromelain that helps break down foods, which improves digestion. Bromelain has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-coagulant properties, and it is commonly used as a natural treatment for sports injuries.

  • 1/2 ripe fresh mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced fresh pineapple
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) water or rice milk or other milk substitute
  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) flaxseed oil or hempseed oil