Dear Pineapple, I love you! You are sweet and juicy, tart and tropical, delicious to eat or to drink, and full of amazing nutrients. How I love thee and let me tell you why.
Pineapples are crazy high in Vitamin C - one cup of chopped pineapple has 131% of your daily needed Vitamin C intake! It also contains 9% of your needed daily fiber, 10% of Vitamin B-6 (helps reduce heart disease by lowering levels of homocystein, an amino acid in the blood), and 77% of manganese (provides energy production and antioxidants). They also have anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.
Pineapples contain bromelain, which is an enzyme used in medicines to help reduce inflammation and can help reduce muscle soreness after exercise. Lately I've been drinking a glass of sparkling water and pineapple juice after a long run or ride on my bike and I'm amazed at how great of a recovery drink it has been.
Because pineapples are high in fiber and water content they help keep your digestive tract healthy. The fiber is soluble, which draws water to your gut, slowing down absorption so your digestive tract can absorb all the vitamins and minerals from the other foods you are eating.
So start incorporating pineapple into your weekly diet and enjoy its delicious taste and nutritional benefits!
I'm going to say it - this is the best pizza I've ever had. It was super easy to make, so much better than frozen, and cheaper than delivery. It reminds me exactly of a BBQ chicken pizza, only its made with BBQ jackfruit, which is so much healthier. Chicken may be deemed the healthy meat, but its full of cholesterol and saturated fat, while jackfruit has 0 cholesterol, 0 saturated fat, 739 awesome mg of potassium, and is a super source of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, electrolytes, fiber, and protein. So not only does this pizza taste good, its incredibly good for you!
Sweet, spicy, crunchy, and savory - this recipe has a little of everything! It can easily be made in under 15 minutes, with about another 10 minutes of chopping!
Grilling season is around the corner! These teriyaki tofu kebabs are super simple to put together and only require about 3 hours of marinating: read - 3 hours of your time spent doing other things! Pop them on a skewer with some veggies and your backyard BBQ will be in business!
I cannot take credit for this recipe. I was in the midst of watching the 2014 Women’s US Open Tennis final when my husband handed me this drink. Its bright and refreshing - perfect for those last remaining summer days or any sporting match that makes you sweat!
As my friends and family know, sometimes I go a little overboard when I proportion things out. It must be my Polish roots, but I'd rather have too much food for friends and family than not enough. Hence the MASSIVE amount of salsa this recipe made. Feel free to cut it in half, or if you want enough for a week, make the full amount. Its good with chips, on black bean burgers, in breakfast burritos, and on taco salads as well as many other things!
I just came off a 37 mile bike ride and whipped up this smoothie for a recovery drink. Oh man, its so good I barely can describe it! Super refreshing, a little sweet, and thirst quenching this is a great post-workout drink or a great breakfast on the go!
Every ingredient in this green smoothie counts: pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, apples, pineapple, kale, spinach, and ginger. Its a crazy color, but don't let that put you off. Its delicious, super nutritious, and filling. Give it a go and I promise you won't regret it!
Most of my smoothies are green due to the amount of kale and spinach I put in them. This week I mixed it up a bit and made a pink smoothie with beets. It still has kale and spinach, but the intensity of the cooked beets really makes this smoothie a beauty! And it is QUITE delicious.