The weather is finally improving! I love the summer and I’m certainly looking forward to it. After a long winter and what feels like an eternity indoors I’m starting to think about caring for my skin a bit more with foods rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties – enter my Spicy Goddess Smoothie!
With refreshing pineapple and a kick of cayenne, you’ll almost feel like you’re already at the beach! Haha.
This is a great option as a meal replacement but I usually enjoy it as snack, just portion it into two servings instead of one. This will hold in the fridge for about 2 days.
Bromelain – an enzyme found in pineapple known for anti-inflammatory properties & aids in digestion.
Kale is a spectacular source of vitamin K, a key nutrient for helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process.
Low fat Greek yogurt. Excellent source of protein, helps keep you fuller, longer
Cayenne pepper contains the active compound Capsaicin (gives peppers heat), which can help boost metabolism.
Spicy Goddess Smoothie
Makes: 1 “meal” Serving or 2 “snack” servings
· 1 cup Frozen pineapple
· ½ frozen banana
· 1 cup kale leaves
· Dash Cayenne pepper*
· 6-ounce container fat free Greek yogurt
· ½ cup water
Place all ingredients into a blender. Process until smooth, add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. *Cayenne pepper is a hot spice, adjust as needed.
Nutrition information: 259 calories; 48g carbohydrate; 1g fat; 22g protein; 98mg sodium; 6g fiber