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Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Active Time: 10 minutes

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Corner: Pineapple
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, pineapple is a moistening and cooling tropical fruit. As such, it is best consumed in the summer months to help the body combat heat. Pineapples are a rich source of vitamin C, manganese, and copper.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, from 1 small fresh pineapple, peeled, and diced (use the pineapple leftover from Summer Salsa, if there is any left, use this when making lunch for tomorrow)
  • 1/2 avocado (use the rest when making lunch for tomorrow)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2-4 drops stevia (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses or to-go jars.