Pineapple Cilantro Lime Smoothie

Summer’s just around the corner. This means long days filled with friends, fun, and sun. As much fun as it is to run around in the heat of the high sun it’s important that we stay hydrated and keep our bodies from overheating. 

Ayurveda sees summer as the season of pitta, so we look to pitta pacifying qualities to keep the body cool. Coconut water has a nice cooling affect that when combined with spirulina will work to cool your blood, cooling your body down quickly. Cilantro helps to cool down digestion while stoking your agni or digestive fire. While the avocado adds a dose of brain boosting fats to help keep you sharp through out the day. 

The star of this smoothie is, of course, the luscious sweet and juicy pineapple. This tasty fruit is packed with all kinds of immune boosting, disease fighting antioxidants! It help with digestion and can reduce inflammation. 

Pineapple Cilantro Lime Smoothie

1 cup chopped pineapple

1/2  of a large, or 1 small avocado

2 Tbs. cilantro, tightly packed

Juice from 1/2 a lime 

1 tsp Spirulina

1 cups coconut water

Add pineapple, avocado, lime, and spirulina to the blender and begin to blend slowly. Pour in the coconut water adding in a half cup at a time. Once all of the coconut water is added turn up the speed of the blender and allow it to blend. 

Enjoy immediately. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a sprig of cilantro.