Pineapple, Blueberry and Ginger Smoothie

This morning I woke up with a bit of a sore throat. Fortunately, I do not suffer much from things like this, and if I do I am not one for running off to the chemists for a pharmaceutical remedy.

I am, of course, much more into the ‘let thy food be thy medicine’ approach. I had recently learned that pineapples are good for easing a sore throat, as is ginger, and this reminded me of a smoothie that I tried in Copenhagen that I wanted to re-create and share with you. And as I happened to have a lovely organic pineapple just begging to be used, I thought that this would be the perfect occasion.

As well as helping ease the throat, this smoothie contains a lot of vitamin C which is excellent for the body, especially if you feel you are fighting something like a cold. But it’s really yummy too, so you don’t have to be under the weather to enjoy it!

Feel free to play around with the measurements; we all like different tastes (eg more or less ginger), and not all fruit tastes the same (eg some apples may be sweeter than others).

Serves 2
1 pineapple
3 apples
Fresh ginger – around 2 cm piece
2 bananas
100g -200g blueberries. Fresh or frozen. If using fresh, you may like to add a little ice.

Juice the pineapple, apples and ginger. Pour the juice into a blender and blend together with the bananas and blueberries.

Slurp, enjoy and be well!

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