This Brazilian Pineapple Mint Smoothie is a great treat for after the Holidays. It is delicious and refreshing and perfect when you are on a diet, looking to detox , or to just cool off after a long day.
Like many people , I am currently on the post-holiday/New Year’s resolution diet. All the laughter and cheer of the holiday season disappeared the moment I stepped on the scale! I find this Pineapple Smoothie with Mint is a perfect way to curb your sugar cravings, and will also get you a daily serving of fruit. I was once told by a dietician that when you are having a craving for something sweet, in reality it is your body’s way of asking for fruit. It is as much the fruit as it is certain vitamins found in fruit that your body is asking for. Next time you are headed for the cookie jar or a piece of chocolate, try eating a piece of fruit and see if it does the trick!
Growing up in Brasil, I drank Pineapple Smoothie with Mint regularly. Pineapple and many other tropical fruits grow in abundance in Brasil. During my youth, I recall that when I regularly ate fresh fruits, I didn’t crave as many sweets. Here in the NorthEast United States, we don’t always have access to tree-ripened fresh fruit so to fulfil my craving I often find myself reaching for something sweet. Since we are fortunate enough to find pineapple and mint year round at the grocery stores in the US, you should always have access to the ingredients. Til today, I still enjoy drinking my Pineapple Smoothie with Mint. I hope you enjoy this delicious Pineapple Mint Smoothie as much as I do, and if you are also on the post-holiday diet, I hope this helps you in achieving your goal!
- 1 whole pineapple ripe
- 10 to 12 mint leaves
- 1 liter of water
- 2 or 3 TBSP of fine sugar or sugar to taste
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- Peel the pineapple and cut it into chunks. Place inside the blender with the mint leaves and blend for approximately about one minute.
- Add the water, sugar and ice and blend it for another 2 minutes.
- Optional: Garnish glasses with a piece of pineapple and a mint leaf and serve.