This pineapple ginger smoothie is the perfect post-workout drink. Ginger, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, is the perfect ingredient to add to help ease pain from sore muscles. Flaxseed adds healthy Omega-3 fats, and Collagen30 powder promotes healthy skin and reduces joint pain.
Yield: 1–2 servings
- 1 ½ cup chilled filtered water
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup chopped frozen banana
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 1–2 tbsp. (15–30 mL) freshly grated ginger
- 1–2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds
- 1 scoop (2.5 g) Collagen30 powder
- Place all ingredients in the blender.
- Blend for 30–60 seconds, until smooth.
- Pour into a glass, drink, enjoy, and recover!
Ginger is a natural remedy used to help fight nausea and soothe upset stomachs but is also a good choice to help dull exercise-induced muscle pain thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Choose organic fruit when you can to reduce exposure pesticide residues.
- To get the desired consistency, add or reduce the amount of water you use.
- Frozen bananas add creaminess to your smoothie. Peel, chop, and store in a freezer bag.
- Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and shelled hemp seeds also thicken smoothies if you prefer not to use a banana. All these seeds contain healthy fats, protein, fibre, and other nutrients, so it’s nice to have them all stocked in the pantry to choose from.
- A powerful blender is the best choice when using frozen fruit and including ice cubes.
- Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for loading the blend for best outcome. For example, bottom-loading blenders often recommend adding the liquids first, followed by soft foods and powders, then frozen and ice cubes on top.
- For convenience, have ½–1 cup water on hand if you need to reduce the thickness once blending has started.