Oh—this is good! Much better than you might think when you hear just the ingredient list. A pineapple smoothie is very good by itself but adding squash and coconut water makes it a very unique recipe and one you should try.
This pineapple smoothie is made even better with the addition of a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that brings a great deal of nutritional value including both antioxidants and hearth healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids. Also, unlike flax, Chia has no taste of its own so adding it to the mix won’t change the unique results!
-1 cup of butternut squash*
-1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
-1/4 cup coconut water
-1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt or soy yogurt
-1 Tablespoon honey
-1 tbsp. Chia seed
* There are a couple of ways to prepare your squash. One is to cut butternut squash in half and put in a shallow pan with a little water and cook until soft. Scoop out the meat and store in a ziplock bag until you are ready to use. A second way is to buy cooked/canned squash-there are some great organic canned squash or a third way is to buy some Gerber baby food pureed squash. All great ways to have a healthy tasty food read at any time.