Anti-Aging Pineapple Banana Green Smoothie

Anti-Aging Pineapple Banana Green Smoothie

This luscious green smoothie will transport you to a beautiful tropical island with its blend of juicy pineapple, sweet banana, refreshing lime, creamy avocado, leafy greens, and spicy ginger!

 

I put together this smoothie recipe with some wonderful skin loving, anti-aging, healing foods that work together to provide great taste and important nutrients that your body requires on a daily basis. Healing foods that have the added bonus of helping slow down the aging process are some of my favorite foods to eat on a weekly basis.

 

Anyone who believes that healthy foods are bland and boring needs to make this recipe. The sweet, fruity taste and creamy texture makes it hard to believe that something so delicious is also really healthy.

 

One of my go-to nut milks to use in smoothies is Brazil nut milk. This yummy milk adds a wonderful creaminess that makes this smoothie taste like a milkshake.  The tasty recipe for this vanilla Brazil nut milk comes from my new cookbook Deliciously Holistic which is available for sale on Amazon right now.

 

Pineapple

Pineapple is one of those tropical fruits that I crave. It’s sweet flavor and juicy texture is so great to enjoy on its own or in variety of different recipes. Pineapple is a wonderful fruit to eat for radiant, healthy skin due to the high amount of nutrition it contains. Pineapple is high in vitamin C and manganese which are two important nutrients that protect your skin against aging. Pineapple has a special enzyme called bromelain which helps promote healthy digestion by breaking down protein. Bromelain is also a potent anti-inflammatory along with an aid for better circulation.

 

Bananas

Bananas are well known for their high potassium content but they are also an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6 which are important vitamins for keeping your skin youthful and well moisturized. Freezing the banana before using in the smoothie helps to make the smoothie cold and creamy.

 

Turmeric

Turmeric is one of my top choices for fighting inflammation and helping cleanse the blood. Turmeric’s potent health benefits are due to the presence of the antioxidant curcumin which has been widely studied and praised for its beneficial properties. Clean blood and reduction of inflammation = ageless, beautiful, glowing skin.

 

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are one of the best sources for selenium an important mineral for vibrant health. Selenium is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which helps protect your body from premature aging that leads to degenerative diseases.

 

If you want to reap all the benefits of eating for both health and taste, try this anti-aging smoothie for your next breakfast or snack.

 

Important Note

If you are eating really healthy foods but still having issues with your health and chronic inflammation, you need to find out if you have sensitivities or intolerances to the foods you’re eating. The foods which we put into our body on a daily basis can either help protect against sickness, inflammation, and aging or increase it.

 

That’s why it’s important for everyone to make food and lifestyle choices that enhance your health. The Alcat test that we offer is a very reliable way to find out exactly what foods, food additives, medicinal herbs, functional foods, food colorings, molds, and chemicals you have sensitivities to so you can eliminate them from your life and start to heal. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about this fantastic test.

 

I hope that you enjoy my recipe and make it often so you can help protect your body against accelerated aging. What’s your favorite  smoothie blend? Please contribute to the conversation by leaving a comment below.

 

Share this recipe with family and friends and let’s all get healthy and radiant together!

 

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Anti-Aging Pineapple Banana Green Smoothie

Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free

Serves 2

3 cups vanilla Brazil nut milk (recipe follows)

2 cups frozen pineapple chunks (cut into chunks and freeze)

1 frozen banana (cut into slices and freeze)

½ small avocado (pitted and skin removed)

2 cups organic romaine lettuce

½ teaspoon organic turmeric powder

1 tablespoon organic lucuma powder

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon lime juice

 

1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately!

 

 

Vanilla Brazil Nut Milk

Raw Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free

Makes around 4½ cups

3 cups filtered or spring water

1¼ cups raw Brazil nuts—soaked 1 hour, rinsed and drained

3 pitted soft dates, 3 tablespoons coconut sugar, or stevia to taste

Seeds from 1 vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

 

1. In a high speed blender blend all ingredients with one of the sweeteners listed in the recipe  until creamy and smooth. Strain with a nut bag or fine mesh strainer.

2. Drink milk as is or use to blend into smoothies. Milk will last for 3-5 days covered in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

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  1. Sounds delicious…do the bananas and pineapple need to be frozen?
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  2. Thanks, this is just what I’ve been looking for. Love the Brazil Nut Milk recipe too!
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  3. Shelley,

    This is a keeper! I wouldn’t think of putting tumeric in it….but I have been reading so much about how good it is for you, I have been adding it in foods. I can use all the help I can get for Anti-Aging and this looks yummy!

    Thanks,
    Donna
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  4. HI Shelley, I Love Smoothies and this one looks delicious. I have all ingredients except for Turmeric, I have put this on my shopping list :) Ageless and glowing skin I am all for it.. Thanks for sharing.. Chery
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  5. Wow, that looks so fruity and amazingly refreshing!
    I think i could drink that and put it all over myself as a mask!! hahaha
    Smoothies are soo yummy thank you for this recipe!!

    Regards , Jessica.
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  6. Thanks for the great recipe it sounds delicious. I am looking forward to trying this one out. Never thought about adding turmeric to a smoothie before. It is definitely a mix of sweet and savoury
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  7. Hi Shelley,
    thank you for these great recipes.
    I appreciate the information about all the benefits the ingredients have.

    Brazil nut milk is one recipe I have wondered whether that would work.
    Wow, only one hour soaking time, even though it is a big nut?
    You have also answered a question I had, whether to drain the nuts after soaking.

    To a long life of well being!
    Yorinda
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  8. Jennifer says:

    I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing information that is actually helpful. Good day!

  9. It sounds and looks delicious!! Whey protein shakes with frozen berries and plain yogurt are great, but they get boring after a while. I need more healthful smoothie recipes, so thank you for this!

    Willena
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  10. Wow, this looks so yummy and sounds so too!! I love the ingredients here.. I just cut up my last pineapple and it got eaten so fast I will have to go and get another for this smoothie!! Good to know that pineapple has bromelain in it, for healthy digestion! I have made homemade, almond milk ( it was a huge hit), but not brazil nut milk, and I love brazil nuts.. so this will get some new activities going!!
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  11. Steve Borgman
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    says:

    I love both pineapple and banana, and lo and behold, I grew up in Brazil, and some people think I’m a nut! Seriously! (I was born in Brazil :). I’m going to be pinning this recipe to my Health and Wellness Pinterest board. This recipe is perfect for summer!

  12. Wow! This is one of the most valuable blogs we’ve found at any time for this issue. Fundamentally Spectacular. You are furthermore an expert within this subject matter and we recognize your energy.

  13. Hi Shelley, this sounds VERY yummy! I’ll give it a try when our summer comes back (I live in Australia and it’s a bit cold here now). Stephen, that shake sounds perfect for you!
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  14. Delicious recipe as always and I love the anti. aging part!
    Now in summer time smoothies are easier to make and savor!
    I will try this recipe after I finish my protein diet hopefully in 3 weeks;)
    Best wishes and looking forward to read and learn more from you!

  15. Hi Shelley,

    Just wanted to say that I tried your guacamole, the presentation wasn’t as good but o.m.g was it the tastiest guacamole I have ever eaten!! =) I will be making it this way from now on =)

    Smoothies are also something i want to start having more of.. They are yummy, healthy and quick!!

    Thanks again Shelley =)
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  16. This is a really nice way to get a lift after a walk or exercise, my partner whipped up a couple after our sunday ride and we both enjoyed them plus this smoothie is healthy, what more can you ask :)
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  17. Shelley, what a delicious smoothie! I have never made Brazil nut milk OR tried tumeric in a smoothie. I’m so glad you linked up to Raw Foods Thursdays. I love learning from experts like you!!! Hope you’ll be back this week!

    Heather

  18. This looks so delicious and healthy! Looking forward to trying this! I eat a lot of pineapple and take tumeric and bromelain supplements for my arthritis. I wanted to pin this but couldn’t find it. The pin link you provided takes me to your pinterest but I didn’t know which board it is on. Thanks!

    • Thanks Karen! This smoothie should really help with your arthritis. I also have a Anti-inflammatory Orange Smoothie with turmeric on my site and more recipes coming that can help you too. To pin on Pinterest just click on the share button on the left side of this post and a drop down menu appears. Click on the Pinterest button to share and you can pin on any Pinterest board you like.
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  19. Thanks Shelley! I was able to pin it! :)

  20. I couldn’t resist commenting. Exceptionally well
    written!
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  21. Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.
    It is always exciting to read articles from other authors and learn a little something from other websites.
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