Casein/Dairy FreeAugust-September 2014

Pineapple Salsa Smoothie



Photo by Anson Smart

This gluten-free green smoothie packs a powerful punch without pushing out the paunch. It bursts with complex flavors that dance on the tip of your tongue and tickle your throat. This recipe is a stunner and it does justice to every bite of even the best pineapple salsa. It’s not to be missed.

1 cup coconut water or water
2½ cups diced pineapple, fresh or frozen
1 cup firmly packed baby spinach
1½  teaspoons finely chopped red onion, more to taste
2 tablespoons chopped cucumber
¼  cup finely chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño chile, more to taste
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, more to taste
-Pinch of finely grated lime zest
-Pinch of salt, more to taste, optional
-cup ice cubes (omit if using  frozen pineapple)
-Natural sweetener, optional

1. Put all ingredients into your blender in the order listed and puree for about 1 minute until smooth and creamy.

Tweak flavors to taste. You may like more onion, jalapeño, lime juice, salt or sweetener, depending on the ripeness of your pineapple.

Each serving contains 138 calories, 1g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, 24g sugars, 3g protein, 9 Est GL.


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