Tropical Digestive Smoothies

Do you like pina coladas? These guilt-free digestive smoothies are for you!

Pineapple contains bromelain and papaya contains papain - two naturally occurring enzymes that help break down strings of protein for absorption. Bromelain also works to reduce swelling of joints and inflammation. Often times, these compounds are added to digestive enzyme supplements. However, they aren’t as concentrated as taking them in a supplement.

How to use these fruits? There is no limit. You can serve wedges of pineapple with a BBQ drink instead of lemons or limes. Add these fruits to a fruit salad for dessert with a meal. Create a tropical salsa.

Below, you'll find two tropical smoothie recipes - the second is one of my go-to breakfast smoothies. I've listed coconut milk (to give it a more tropical flavour), but you can use almond if that works better for you.

Blend and enjoy. Rum is optional.

Digestive Fruit Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, diced

  • 1/2 cup fresh papaya, diced

  • 1/2 banana, chopped

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • Ice if desired

  • Blend and serve

My Favourite Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup collagen protein powder

  • 1 tbsp ground flax

  • 1/2 banana or 1/4 avocado

  • 1 tsp turmeric (for inflammation)

  • Blend and serve

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DISCLAIMER: Please read the following disclaimer carefully. Vanessa Bond is not a doctor and does not diagnose or treat disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace the advice or recommendations of your primary health care provider and is not intended as medical advice. The information is intended as a complement to existing therapy - not as a substitute. The focus is to educate on how to make better decisions in order to build and maintain better nutritional balance. She and this web site encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.


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