Tropical Smoothie Recipe

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Tropical Smoothie Recipe - Nutrition Dynamics
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Perfect for summer days, children will love this Tropical Smoothie. This is the ultimate radiance drink, full of vitamins, A, C, and E, healing enzymes and lots of natural phytochemicals that help protect the body from free radical damage.

Serves 2

½ small pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
½ ripe medium mango or papaya
Pink or white grapefruit juice (2 fruit)
Squeeze lime
A few ice cubes

Put all the ingredients in a blender or liquidiser and whizz until smooth.

What’s so good about this smoothie?

Pineapple contains a special group of enzymes called bromelain, which help digestion and acts as an anti-inflammatory compound. As well as vitamin C pineapple is an excellent source of manganese, important to help energy production and antioxidant defences.

Mangoes contain many beneficial nutrients and many studies have suggested that including mangoes in the diet regularly can decrease the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair and increased energy. The antioxidant zeaxanthin, found in mangoes is thought to play a protective role in eye health.

If you choose to use Papaya in this recipe, it’s deep orange colour shows it’s richness in beta-carotene, a phytonutrient that gets converted to Vitamin A. Papayas also contain a unique enzyme called papain, which helps the digestion of proteins.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: Cals §22, Protein 1.4g, Carbohydrate 30g, of which sugar 30g, Total fat 0.5g, of which saturates 0.0g, Fibre 2.5g, salt 0.0g.

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