Loaded with vitamin C, potassium, and protein, this dairy-free Pineapple Smoothie the perfect way to start your day or recover after a workout.
Sweet. Creamy. Refreshing. Bright. Nutritious. This delicious sip has it all.
I love the bright yellow color that reminds me of sunshine.
I love the extra energy I feel after drinking it.
I love the creamy, yet sippable, texture.
None of that matters, however, if it doesn’t also taste good. Well, you’re in luck, because it’s delicious too!
A superfood powerhouse Pineapple Smoothie that tastes as good as it looks! It’s dairy free and gluten free and even contains a surprising ingredient that increases the potassium, protein, and fiber! Curious? Keep reading!
I generally workout in the late morning. I have a small breakfast before – usually a slice of sprouted grain toast or a banana w/ almond butter or a small bowl of healthy oatmeal. When I get back from the gym, I like to make a nutritious smoothie to aid in recovery.
It’s important to have some protein, carbs, and healthy fats in your post workout fuel. I also find I’m not really up for eating right after a workout, so a smoothie is the perfect choice. Smoothies are easy to load up with nutrients and simple to sip as I attempt to get some work done.
Banana – contains easily digestible carbs to restore glycogen levels that aid in muscle repair; potassium helps to prevent muscle cramps
Pineapple – the high water content will keep you hydrated; contains anti-inflammatory properties which can help prevent muscle damage
Hemp Seeds – contains easily digestible protein and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids
Turmeric – has anti-inflammatory properties which have been shown to decrease the pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness
Ginger – relieves muscle soreness and aids in digestion
Coconut Water – higher amounts of potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium than popular store-bought sports drinks which helps to maintain proper fluid balance and avoid muscle cramping
And finally – White Beans!! – I know it seems odd in a smoothie, but you won’t taste them at all! They provide extra creaminess, protein, and lots of potassium.
More dairy free smoothies
- Strawberry Beet Smoothie
- Tropical Green Smoothie
- Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
- Coconut Berry Smoothie
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Post Workout Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- ¼ cup cooked white beans (rinsed and drained)
- 2 tablespoons hulled hemp seeds
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1-1 ½ cups pure coconut water depending on how thick/thin you like your smoothies
- handful of ice especially if you used fresh fruit!
- 1-2 pitted Medjool dates optional for sweetness
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.