Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Tropical Fruit Smoothie


Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Happy New Year to all my friends and supporters! Without your encouragement and support, this website would not have been a success.

I am looking forward to sharing lots more recipes and health tips with you in 2012 and I also thank you for your comments and feedbacks.

What better way to start the New Year than with this yummy recipe: Tropical Fruit Smoothie.

This smoothie is nutrient dense with lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is also a beneficial part of a weight loss program

Pineapple: Contains Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and fiber. Vitamin C supports immune function and is also great to fight colds and flu. The potassium in pineapple supports the normal rhythmic pumping of the heart. Potassium also reduces the loss of calcium from the bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis, therefore ensuring reduced calcium excretion in the urine. Pineapple also contains the digestive enzyme called bromelain, which breaks down protein in the body. Bromelain also contains anti-inflammatory properties, thus alleviating inflammation in arthritis, sports injury and asthma.

Coconut milk: is also high in vitamins, minerals. The saturated fats in coconut milk are mostly lauric acid which consists of short chain and medium chain fatty acids after it is consumed turns quickly into energy, therefore it actually will assist in a weigh loss program. Lauric acid is also anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.

Papaya: Contains Vitamin A, which is great for eye support and prevention of macular degeneration. It also contains Vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system. The potassium in papaya supports the cardiovascular system. Papaya contains Papain a digestive enzyme similar to bromelain in pineapple. Therefore papaya helps relieve arthritis, sport injury and asthma. Both the flesh and the seeds are known to be anti-parasitic.

Banana: Contains potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and fiber. The high potassium and low sodium content of this fruit makes it heart healthy, therefore it reduces the risk of high blood pressure and strokes.

Vitamin B6 in banana contains tryptophan (an amino acid), which helps the body to produce serotonin – a mood enhancer.



  • The high fiber content of this fruit makes this fruit great in alleviating constipation.

    Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk(you may also use almond, soy, or rice
  •  1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup papaya
  • 1 frozen banana cut in small pieces


Place ingredients in blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy!

 

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Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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15 Comments
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  2. Michelle Blackwood
    January 10, 2012

    Thank you so much!

  3. BerryLady
    January 10, 2012

    Beautiful and delicious. I love the photo.

  4. Michelle Blackwood
    January 4, 2012

    Thanks Jen, I love smoothies for breakfast or sometimes for supper. A great way to get all your servings of fruit for the day!

  5. Michelle Blackwood
    January 4, 2012

    Thank you Jackie, what better way to start out the new year :)

  6. Jen
    January 4, 2012

    That looks like the perfect breakfast to me! I love when good for you tastes great!

  7. Jackie @ Domestic Fits
    January 3, 2012

    What a perfect post for the New Year. Healthy smoothie to start the year off right :)

  8. Administrator Account
    January 2, 2012

    Thank you Frannie, its always better to have the right start!

  9. Frannie
    January 2, 2012

    A healthy start to a New Year. I love smoothies and will have to try this one for sure.
    Frannie

  10. Administrator Account
    January 2, 2012

    Thank you Sandy, papaya is one of my favorite fruits!

  11. Administrator Account
    January 2, 2012

    Thanks Jacy, love your blog-great tips!

  12. Administrator Account
    January 2, 2012

    Thank you Kelly, I hope you enjoy this lovely recipe. Stopped by your lovely blog!

  13. Sandy @Southwestgirl
    January 2, 2012

    What a delicious and healthy way to start the new year. I love papaya!
    Thanks for the FB friend add.
    Happy New Year!

  14. Jacy
    January 2, 2012

    Sounds delicious!!

    Showing some love from the Blogging Buddies team :)
    ~Jacy

  15. Kelly
    January 2, 2012

    Happy New Year! What a great smoothie recipe, this sounds amazing :) Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo