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Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie for Digestion and Energy

Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie

I’m excited to share my latest creation – the Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie. Designed specifically for digestion and energy, this smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients and is perfect for anyone looking to boost their health.


This smoothie combines the hydrating benefits of watermelon, the digestive enzymes found in pineapple, and the creamy texture of banana. I've also included collagen protein for gut health, fresh mint for its soothing properties, and a blend of chia seeds, turmeric, and cinnamon for their various health benefits. To boost the fiber content, I added a teaspoon of psyllium husk, which is optional but highly beneficial.


Whether you're looking for a nutritious breakfast, a post-workout drink, or simply a delicious way to incorporate more fruits and superfoods into your diet, this smoothie is for you. It's refreshing and light yet fills me up and keeps me energized for the day ahead.


Let’s get started on this Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie, and don’t forget to check out my blog and digital products for more recipes and tips on living a healthier, happier life. Thrive beyond 60 and flex your plant power!


Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie for Digestion and Energy

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon, cubed

  • 1/2 cup pineapple, cubed

  • 1 banana

  • 1 scoop collagen protein powder

  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves

  • 1 Medjool date, pitted

  • 1/2 cup coconut water (or water)

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • Pinch of black pepper (to enhance turmeric absorption)

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk (optional)

  • Ice cubes (optional, for a thicker smoothie)


Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients (watermelon, pineapple, banana, collagen protein powder, mint leaves, the pitted date, chia seeds, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, and psyllium husk if using) into a blender.

  2. Add the coconut water or water.

  3. Blend until smooth. If you prefer a thicker smoothie, add a few ice cubes and blend again.

  4. Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding another date if needed.

  5. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.


Nutrition Facts (per serving):
  • Calories: 220

  • Protein: 15g

  • Carbohydrates: 40g

  • Fiber: 8g

  • Sugar: 25g

  • Fat: 4g


Serving Suggestions:
  • Enjoy this smoothie as a nutritious breakfast or a post-workout snack.

  • Pair with a handful of nuts or seeds for an added protein boost.

  • Serve chilled on a hot day for a refreshing treat.


Healthy Benefits of Watermelon, Pineapple, and Other Ingredients:
  • Watermelon: Hydrating and rich in vitamins A and C, and antioxidants.

  • Pineapple: Contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion.

  • Banana: Adds creaminess and is gentle on the stomach, providing potassium and fiber.

  • Collagen Protein: Supports gut health and skin elasticity.

  • Mint: Soothes the digestive tract and freshens breath.

  • Chia Seeds: High in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein.

  • Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory properties and supports digestion.

  • Cinnamon: Regulates blood sugar levels and has antioxidant properties.

  • Psyllium Husk (optional): Adds extra fiber for digestive health.


For more delicious recipes and tips on thriving beyond 60, visit my blog at PlantBasedFlex.com and explore my digital products. Let's flex our plant power together!


Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Disclaimer: The information provided in this recipe post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet, health, or exercise routine. The nutritional information provided is an estimate and may vary based on the specific ingredients and brands used. This recipe and its benefits are based on personal experiences and may not be suitable for everyone. Use discretion and consult a professional for personalized advice.



Watermelon Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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