Learn More About Pineapple

By Wellness360 Magazine

This juicy, subtly tangy and ever so sweet fruit has the honor of being the international symbol of hospitality since the colonial days. Aside from welcoming visitors at your door, pineapples are also overflowing with health benefits and vitamins. One cup of this yellow delight is an amazing source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A and calcium. When buying pineapple (peak season is March through July) it is best to look for one that has a dull, solid sound. It should be heavy and plump with a sweet fragrance, and the leaves should look fresh and green.

Our favorite ways to devour pineapple include grilled and topped with vanilla ice cream, broiled with fish or mixed in with a sweet salsa.

Make these smoothies to add pineapple to your morning routine:

Green Machine Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl Base
2 handfuls of raw spinach
1 frozen banana, peeled
1 red delicious apple, cored
½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
½ teaspoon Chlorella
¼ lime, peeled
¼ cup ice

Sweetened coconut flakes

Sunshine Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl Base
½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
½ cup frozen mango chunks
1 frozen banana, peeled
½ teaspoon fresh, minced ginger
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
1/3 cup coconut milk

Pumpkin seeds
Raw almonds
Chia seeds


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