This fruit is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Pineapples are also a good source of dietary bre, thiamin, vitamin B6 and copper; and a very good source of vitamin C and manganese. Pineapples contain an enzyme, bromelain, that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-in ammatory, anti-clotting, and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that regular consumption of pineapple helps ght against arthritis, indigestion, and worm infestation.
This is great for acid-re ux, and packs a punch with the fabulous tropical flavours of pineapple and banana combined.
375 ml fresh pineapple, peeled and cubed 1 banana, peeled and diced
125 ml low-fat Greek yoghurt
125 ml crushed ice cubes
125 ml water
1. Place all ingredients in a smoothie-maker, blender, or a plunge blender. On medium speed, blitz ingredients until smooth.
2. Add a few extra ice cubes if required to serve very chilled. 3. Serve immediately.
Equipment: Sharp knife, chopping board, measuring jug, spatula, jug for serving, tasting cups.