Anti-Inflammatory Frozen Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Frozen Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

Summer melons are some of my absolute favorite fruits! Watermelon, Sharlyn, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Casaba, Lemon Drop, Crenshaw, and Canary, the choices are endless and there is no melon I won’t eat. There is something about the juicy texture and sweet flavor of melons that is so satisfying to me especially on a hot day.

 

I just bought a beautiful watermelon at the market and all I could think about driving home was all the delicious recipes I would make with this melon. Once I got home, I started cutting up the melon and dividing it into smaller portions for my recipes. Of course I couldn’t resist eating a bunch of it immediately after I cut it! YUM…

 

The first recipe I made with my melon was a cold watermelon soup that was so good I ate it all before I could get a picture of it for the blog. I guess I need to make this soup again, photograph it, and try to show a small amount of restraint so I can share the recipe with all of you! Next I took the remaining cubed watermelon and put it in the freezer so I could create a yummy frozen drink and some watermelon lemonade later.

 

Since I’m all about making tasty recipes that offer health benefits to the body, I put together a fantastic frozen watermelon pineapple smoothie that will help you fight chronic inflammation and quench your thirst at the same time! Juicy red watermelon, pineapple, orange, coconut milk, coconut water, ginger, and turmeric come together to create a delectable frozen smoothie that will have you wanting more!

 

Red Watermelon

Ripe red watermelon is a wonderful fruit to eat to protect your body against the effects of chronic inflammation. Watermelon is high in vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, and lycopene which are key antioxidants that protect the body against cell damage and the effects of chronic inflammation.

 

Pineapple

Pineapple has a special enzyme called bromelain which helps promote healthy digestion by breaking down protein. Bromelain is also a potent anti-inflammatory that protects your body from the effects of chronic inflammation.

 

Turmeric

Turmeric is a rhizome that can be eaten fresh or dried and ground into a powder. It’s a very popular spice especially in Indian cuisine. Turmeric is one of my top choices for fighting inflammation and cleansing 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. Reduction of inflammation and pure blood helps keep you healthy and energized.

 

Coconut Water & Coconut Milk

Coconut water and coconut milk are two of my favorite beverages to use for hydration and health. Coconut water is an isotonic beverage that is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, and magnesium which are important electrolytes that replenish and keep your body hydrated. Staying hydrated especially in hot weather keeps you healthy and full of energy. Coconut water also contains B vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and antioxidants. Coconut milk contains important medium chain fatty acids that have potent anti-inflammatory properties along with helping protect the body against free radical damage.

 

Ginger

Ginger is a rhizome that has a slightly spicy flavor that pairs well with melons. Ginger contains high amounts of potassium and is a potent anti-inflammatory due to the presence of gingerol.

 

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 feel better. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about this wonderful test.

 

I hope that you enjoy this fantastic whole foods smoothie and make it often so you can stay healthy and inflammation free!

 

What’s your favorite way to enjoy watermelon and pineapple? Please contribute to the conversion by leaving a comment.

 

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Anti-Inflammatory Frozen Watermelon Pineapple Smoothie

Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Makes 2 servings

2 cups frozen watermelon flesh—cut into 2-inch chunks

1 cup frozen organic pineapple—cut into 2-inch chunks

1 orange—peeled, white pith and seeds removed

½ cup organic coconut milk—preservative free

1½ cups organic coconut water—sugar free (a good brand to try)

1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

½ teaspoon organic turmeric powder

2-3 drops liquid stevia or 1 teaspoon raw honey—optional

 

1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth and frosty. Spoon into serving glasses and enjoy with a spoon or large straw.

 

 

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Comments

  1. I bet that tasted gorgeous!! Once again bookmarked. You’re killing it with the recipes. ^_^
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  2. This is a super recipe, Shelley! Colorful, filling and rich in important nutrients. When I am juicing, I actually love using watermelon with rind and all for the citrulline in it, which is so important for heart health. Won’t chuck all that into a smoothie, though!:-)

    Would dates also work in this recipe as a sweetener?

  3. That sounds delicious! The organic part is the trickiest. Our growing season is short… end of May to around the middle of September… and we don’t have access to reasonably priced, fresh organic foods. But if we make the best choices available to us, it’s better than the usual contemporary fare.

    Willena
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    • I understand Willena. If you can buy from a local farmer that you know doesn’t use pesticides, etc.. on their fruit you can use their produce in your smoothie. Just try to make the best choices that you can and you can always substitute the local fruits and veggies that you have available in this recipe. Berries are also anti-inflammatory and are a good option in this smoothie with the watermelon.
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  4. Gorgeous and I love all the info. Ginger is one of my favorite additions to smoothies, but yours seems positively divine.
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  5. I don’t care what this helps with… it looks and the ingredients seem delicious. I will leave the Anti-inflammatory part out when making some for my son too…lol
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  6. What a great recipe. I must admit, I have a hard time using watermelon in recipes because it is one of the few ingredients that I enjoy so much alone. I am suffering a little ‘watermelon withdrawl’ because my wild heirloom watermelon patch in the front yard failed to sprout on time this year. Personally, my favorite is the yellow fleshed Missouri heirloom watermelon. It would be great in this smoothie. Thanks!
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  7. Thanks for this! Just share this on facebook!
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  8. Hi Shelley,

    Well this came just in time for me! A few days ago, I broke my toe. I cannot have it taped until the swelling goes down and this is a wonderful way to reduce the swelling. I have some of the ingredients around. Now I’m putting it in my juicer. I am not one to take drugs because of the side effects and rather do it the natural way.

    See…you have just solved my current problem. Thank you so much!

    -Donna
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  9. Thanks for the fantastic recipe I will be making this smoothie for my family this week! My only addition will be Mila – a blend of chia seeds that we’ve been eating for over 3 years with huge anti-inflammatory results! Love the combination you’ve chosen and will look forward to sharing it with others.

  10. Fruits are very good and have a lot of vitamins that are good for you

  11. Yum :). I usually just eat watermelon and pineapple plain, but this smoothie sounds so good and I love the health benefits of the ingredients. I’ve been learning more about turmeric lately, and I’m really looking forward to trying this.
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  12. Yummy,

    only if I wasn’t feeling a little bit lazy to make it myself. I am almost a watermelon addict, though I am quite happy with the normal variety without any preparation.

    I don’t suppose you’re planing to open a shop or perhaps make a deal with local restaurant to offer ready made food from these recipes for those of us who have little time and want to taste test?
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  13. a fantastic recipe!! What can replace watermelon when it’s out of season, with the same benefits??

  14. Hi Shelley,

    Wow Yum Yum Yum they look just like the yummy smoothies you buy from Boost Juice!!
    The watermelon ones are my favourite to!!! Cannot wait to try this one!

    Thank you,

    Kind Regards, Jessica.
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  15. Sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it.
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  16. Thank you Shelley… I will be checking out more of what you are doing. This recipe has literally helped save/change my life.
    Cerita

  17. liza xaxali says:

    All fruits are necessary in our bodies and must be constantly eaten for a better life.

  18. Many diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease are linked to chronic inflammation in the body. Luckily, there are many ways to fight inflammation through healthy dietary and lifestyle changes. First and foremost, any dietary modification should begin with a healthy foundation like your smoothie recipe.
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  19. Anne, Texas
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    made this Saturday after a hot afternoon outside. the smoothie was so delicious, my husband who never wants this kind of stuff polished it off and loved it. I suffer from arthritis in multiple places and really need to start thinking about anti-inflammatory foods and spices. thanks for the great smoothie!

  20. Sounds delicious. My only concern is that watermelon and all melons are best eaten alone. This recipe conflicts with food combining so some people might feel uncomfortable after drinking it.

    • Csilla, Watermelon combines and digests just fine with other fruits especially when made into a blended drink. Food combining is something that can be used if your digestive system is extremely unhealthy and you have issues digesting all foods. If that is the case you can just use all watermelon in this smoothie.
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  21. Hi Shelley,
    it is great to have an alternative way of consuming watermelon.

    Thank you for all the information about the nutrients in each ingredient!

    I will book mark this for when it (eventually) will be summer here again.

    To Health!
    Yorinda
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  22. I’ve never tried pinepple and watermelon together as a smoothie, but the ingredients seem delicious and healthy especially for its beautiful color. Thanks for sharing this smoothie
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  23. We must eat fruit because it is good for our health and keeps us in good physical condition. Your recipes are presented beautifully. Please do continue to do your blog posts and thank you very much.

  24. We absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content available for you? Again, awesome site!
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  25. Have you tried replacing the orange with strawberries in your Watermelon, Pineapple, coconut milk receipe with the tumeric and ginger? I love strawberries, no oranges so much, and wonder if it would it taste funny.

  26. This is another high quality recipe, Shelley, you know your stuff. The ingredients are powerful anti-inflammatories, plus you’ve balanced the sweetness with the spiciness well. I’m very impressed!

    Thanks again!
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  27. Noelle Collins says:

    I Love this smoothie. Not only does it taste like a tropical vacation, but it definitely helps my inflammation. I drink it almost every day. I’ve shared this recipe with a lot of people. The only problem I have, is that we live in WI, and have trouble getting Watermelon in the Winter or at least good watermelon. Is there something I could substitute during this time of year, or do you have another recipe like this?

  28. Cannot wait to make this tomorrow for my hubby. He just had a total knee replacement and his entire leg is very swollen/inflammed. I’ve been serving him meals with lots of anti-inflammatory foods and spices. I will be adding protein powder to this smoothie to assist with the healing process. Thank you for this recipe!

  29. Hi Shelley,

    You have managed to come up with a great recipe yet again. It looks quite yummy and I am definitely looking forward to try it out. I must admit that your choice of ingredients is quite great.

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