Pineapples are a great source of vitamins and can make your weight loss journey more delicious. Below are 3 pineapple weight loss smoothie recipes. Enjoy!
Pineapple has been widely used for weight loss; why? Because it is a low-calorie fruit with fiber, diuretic properties and very tasty. It goes great with veggies making a very easy green smoothie.
- 200 grams of clean pineapple.
- One stick of celery or 200 grams of other green vegetables such as spinach, parsley, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, etc.
- The juice of half a lemon.
- Two glasses of water.
- Optional: a spoonful of sweetener, crushed ice.
Wash the fruits and vegetables, remove the rind from the pineapple, cut into slices; cut the celery stick into small chunks, pour the ingredients into the blender, blend on medium-high speed for a few minutes, and do so until a smooth mixture is obtained and proceed to enjoy.
Pineapple and Orange Smoothie
Fiber is the reason why this shake could bring weight loss benefits. Because of its high content and volume of insoluble fiber, it contributes to feeling full (satiety) with a lower amount of calories. Which makes them an excellent combination.
- 200 grams of natural pineapple (approximately one cup).
- 3 oranges.
- 1 cup of ice
- It is already a good-tasting smoothie, but you can add the sweetener of your choice.
- Optional: this recipe is dairy-free, but you can add half a glass of milk or a few spoonfuls of yogurt if you wish.
Wash the fruits well, remove the rind from the pineapple, cut into slices, peel and squeeze the oranges, pour the ingredients into the blender, blend on medium-high for a few minutes, and do it until you obtain a uniform mixture without lumps and then serve.
Pineapple and banana smoothie
This smoothie is healthy, light and full of vitamins. Perfect for any time of the day, even if you are one of those who train in the afternoon and you are afraid to include fruit in your diet at night (because they say it is fattening, nothing further from the truth). In addition, it can become a perfect snack for the little ones and can be eaten by lactose intolerant people, vegans or vegetarians.
- 2 bananas
- 200 g natural pineapple
- 200 g of almond milk
- 1 cc ground cinnamon
Incorporate all the ingredients in the blender cup and blend well, looking for the desired texture. If you prefer a drink with less density or colder, add ice cubes.
Nutritional value of pineapples
For every 100 grams of pineapple we get 12 grams of carbohydrates, 0.5 grams of vegetable protein and 0.1 grams of fat.
Many people wonder how many calories pineapple has and they are few, per 100 grams 45 kcal. Like an apple or a pear.
It is indeed a great source of vitamins.
Why is pineapple a good choice if you want to lose weight?
Surely you have heard that pineapple helps you lose weight, but you may not know all the properties that this delicious tropical fruit has. Take note, because if you want to lose weight, you should always have a pineapple in your fruit bowl. First of all, pineapple has very few calories because it is mainly composed of water. In addition, it is a diuretic food, that is, it helps us to eliminate excess water and salts from our body.
“Indeed, it is a good ally in weight loss,” summarizes María Sánchez Maroto, dietitian-nutritionist at Zagros Sports.
In addition, pineapple is rich in vitamins C, A, B1, and folic acid, and its predominant nutrient is vitamin C. “In its composition, we also find a type of enzyme that facilitates the digestion process by fragmenting proteins, bromelain. Pineapple is a good option for people who suffer from heavy digestions or intestinal problems, because it is high in fiber,” says the expert. “In addition, the fiber causes us to feel full sooner, and this will result in us reducing our caloric intake,” she adds.
On the other hand, it is an antioxidant food with anticoagulant properties. It improves blood circulation and helps combat problems such as hypertension, and prevent cardiovascular diseases. “Among its benefits, we also find skincare and the reduction of orange peel skin, since its high water content helps us to maintain a good water balance in our body and prevent fluid retention,” explains the dietician.
Do you know that tomato smoothies are also great for weight loss? Check out our tomato smoothie recipes here.
Some people ask:
When to drink pineapple juice or smoothies for weight loss?
Although they can be had throughout the day, they are perfect to have at breakfast to start the day with your batteries charged. Or at mid-morning to replenish your energy, instead of the typical snacks that are unhealthy and full of saturated fats.
Why should women drink pineapple juice or smoothies?
Pineapple can be particularly advantageous for women because its high vitamin C content plays an important role in supporting bone health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. In addition, pineapple provides nutrients, such as copper and several B vitamins, which are important during pregnancy.