Post-Workout Pineapple & Lime Smoothie
Fun and tropical, this smoothie is packed with protein absorption-boosting bromelain and a couple serves of green veggies. It’s a win-win.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- ¼ cup coconut water or regular water
- juice from 1 lime
- ½ avocado
- 1 thin skinned (Lebanese) cucumber
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1 Tbsp pea protein powder, optional
Add banana, pineapple, coconut water, lime juice and protein powder (if using) into a jug and blend until smooth. Spoon about half the mixture into a glass.
Add avocado and cucumber to the jug and blend again until smooth, spoon half into the glass again. Add spinach leaves, blend a final time, and tip remaining smoothie into glass. Leave as is or poke a chopstick down the side of the glass to create icicles of colour.
Ooooooorrrrr just dump it all in a blender, then in a glass or a bowl, and call it a pineapple green smoothie day!
COOK’S NOTES & SUBSTITUTIONS
- If you prefer you can add a handful of cashews instead of the protein powder or leave it out altogether. You can also use vanilla pea protein but I go for the plain to avoid added chemicals and sugar substitutes.
vegan // vegetarian // gluten-free // dairy-free // refined sugar-free