They are among the most used fruits in smoothies, but they seldom find each other in the same blender. We are talking about pineapples and blueberries. Well, let us show you just how well they go together with this high-protein blueberry and pineapple smoothie!
When you combine these two fruits, you get a ton of good nutrients and an exciting flavour. The pineapple brings a layer of sweetness and a bit of tanginess to the delicate berries, creating a pleasant tingling sensation.
And did you know that blueberries are among the fruits and veggies with the most antioxidants? Studies have shown that one class of antioxidants in these berries, called anthocyanins, are particularly beneficial to our body. They help us keep the bad cholesterol at bay, and fight against cellular damage.
We made our smoothie without bananas or yogurt and used silken tofu instead. Tofu is a great source of proteins, and it's an excellent way to make creamy smoothies. For extra plant-based proteins, we added in a spoonful of almond butter and topped the drink with pumpkin seeds. Check out the FAQ at the bottom of the page for some alternatives to tofu and more useful tips.
Each serving covers 30% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) for proteins, 22% of your RDI for fibres, and only 7% of your RDI for saturated fats.
If you like healthy energy drinks for breakfast, or your workout, then give this recipe a try! It's easy to make, and won't take more than 5 minutes of your time. We think you'll love it.