Post yoga bliss has met its match with this coconut pineapple smoothie bowl. Hot temperatures, cool smoothie is a match made in flavor heaven. This smoothie bowl will not only transport you to a tropical island with the flavors, but nourish your muscles with the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Food is fuel not only for your stomach but for your muscles. Coconut milk is nutrient rich in fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Pineapple is one of the highest vitamin C sources, which is great for fighting colds and for eye health. It’s high in fiber but unlike many other fruits and veggies, pineapple contains significant amounts of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein, possibly helping digestion, according to the American Cancer Society. Also know for it’s anti-inflammatory properties – great post workout. Chia is naturally gluten free and non-GMO. It’s a whole grain food that is an excellent source of Omega 3’s – perfect for a plant-based diet. And last, yet not least, bananas are packed with potassium and magnesium but is a great source of B6 & B12. Let food heal and restore you!
I’ll also note that my kids loved this smoothie flavor and topped with fresh mango slices adding to the tropical flavor profile. Frozen pineapple also works in this recipe in a pinch if you don’t have fresh pineapple hanging around.
Without any further delay, let’s get to the how-to!
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— Knead to Cook