Pineapples are rich in fiber, high in vitamin C, and contain a special enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain is a protease enzyme that helps digest proteins. It has been studied to be helpful in recovery after surgery by reducing swelling and inflammation. That is why I personally drank several pineapple coconut smoothies after getting 2 of my wisdom teeth removed.
Yield: ~3 cups (1-2 servings depending on how much you want!)
12 oz frozen chunked pineapple
1 cup canned coconut milk (I use Native Forest brand)
1 Tbs shredded coconut (I use Let’s Do Organic finely shredded)
1 Tbs maple syrup (optional)
Blend the pineapple, coconut milk, and shredded coconut in a blender. Then add in the Deep 30 and blend briefly until incorporated in. The maple syrup is optional, as the smoothie is naturally sweet from the pineapple and there is some stevia in the Deep 30. If maple syrup is used, blend with the first 3 ingredients, then add in the Deep 30 afterwards.
Notes: I keep a can of coconut milk in the fridge for extra thick smoothies that if you eat right away, is more like ice cream. If you want it more like a smoothie, let the frozen pineapple chunks sit out a bit longer or use unrefrigerated coconut milk. I love the Native Forest brand as it is nice and thick and delicious. It is the best one I have found with clean ingredients. You will want to cut up a pineapple fresh and then freeze it for this recipe, or to save time, you can buy fresh pineapple already cut from the store or buy frozen already.
Deep 30 Coconut Dream is an awesome addition to this smoothie, as it adds protein, minerals (from our Capra Mineral Whey), a probiotic (bacillus coagulans), and enhances the coconut flavor. Deep 30 is a whole protein (80% casein, 20% whey protein) from our grass-fed goat milk. 4 Tbs provides 17g of protein. Deep 30 is great in just water, but can be added to all kinds of smoothies as well.