Recipes / Smoothies / Wellness

Day 21: Pineapple Chia Green Smoothie

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(Recipe and Smoothie Facts part of the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge by Young and Raw)

  • 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Pineapple or
  • 1 Frozen Banana (I used half only, misread the recipe)
  • 1 Scoop of Vega ONE Chai Flavor (I didn’t have any)
  • 2 Handfuls of Greens (I used Spinach and Coriander)
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds (I used Chia)
  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water (I used Coconut Water)
  • (I added one Lime wedge)
  • (I added less then a tsp. Spirulina)

The original name of the smoothie was “Pineapple Chai Green Smoothie” but I changed it since I don’t have any Vega ONE Chai flavor (where can I buy this??) I must’ve been tired when reading this recipe because somehow I missed the banana. So when I added 1/2 a banana after not really liking the taste I thought it was something extra. Now I know I should’ve added more. Also I added spirulina which maybe wasn’t necessary considering the amount of greens I already had in the blender… So the result wasn’t the best. Oh well, next time I’ll get it right.

Rating: 3

Smoothie Health Facts

1. Pineapple can help reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis and other joint problems.
2. Bananas contain a type of prebiotic called FOS, which helps to feed the good bacteria in
your gut.
3. Chia seeds contain 5 times more calcium than cows milk.
4. Celery is highly anti-inflammatory and great as a chip substitute because of its natural
sodium. Use it for dips and guacamole instead!

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