Pineapple is a great source of the enzyme bromelain, an enzyme with strong anti-inflammatory properties. It may even help break down mucous and ease the nasal congestion associated with hayfever, making it perfect for this time of year. Make sure you include the core in this refreshing smoothie – it contains the most amount of bromelain!
To make this smoothie even quicker to prepare, prep the fruit ahead of time and store in the freezer.
Makes: 2 smoothies
- 2 cups pineapple, including the core
- ½ apple
- ½ orange, zest removed
- ½ lime, zest removed
- 1 thumb turmeric (optional)
- 1-2 cups coconut water
Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until you reach a smooth consistency and enjoy chilled!
Tip: Try mixing up the recipe with other fruits depending on what’s seasonal and available to you. For a little extra sweetness add some honey – try using local honey to desensitise your body to local pollens which may help prevent hayfever.
For more tips about managing seasonal hayfever, check out our blog Natural Ways to Remedy Hayfever.