Pineapple provide vitamins B-6, C & A, as well as some calcium and iron. It is also a good source of minerals - Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Panthothenic Acid, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium.
Fresh pineapple is also the source of an enzyme called Bromelain. Studies show that this enzyme is effective in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth and shorten recovery time from surgery.
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Run Recovery r&r Piña Colada
Fill Vitamix or other blender with 2-4cups of pineapple fresh or frozen. I don't used canned.
1 heaping tablespoon of Coconut Creme or Coconut Flakes (sometimes I use both for an extra creamy treat)
Cover with filtered water or coconut water
Add palm sugar, raw sugar, or maple syrup to taste for added sweetness.
I only use maple syrup after a long workout. It's full of minerals and calories. ;)
Blend until smooth. Enjoy! I also sip this when I have a migraine. I suspect the Bromelain from the pineapple helps ease the pain a bit.
This makes 1-2 servings. If you add tropical rum to the mix, it makes four lovely party piña coladas.