This was an easy task to get me on board with: Make a recipe using Del Monte Fresh Juices which uses Del Monte Gold pineapples handpicked from farms in Costa Rica. We had pineapples and fresh fruit every single day during our stay in Costa Rica, so just hearing that made me miss the place.
Hence, it was with open arms I welcomed a package of new juices from Del Monte to get me back to making my breakfast smoothies. Usually I’ve been having just black coffee, but yesterday I started the day experimenting with a couple different ingredients which was a nice change in routine for me.
There are so many different kinds of concoctions you can come with using Del Monte’s juice as a base (it comes in pineapple-lime as I mentioned as well aspineapple-banana-coconut, pineapple-blueberry-blackberry, and 100% pineapple seen below!):
This was a nice refresher to begin the day with using some of my favorite ingredients to compliment the pineapple-lime juice variety: ginger and kale!
WHAT I USED
Del Monte Pure juice in pineapple-lime
A handful of kale (about 1/2 cup)
Half a banana
8 sprigs of mint
1/4 tsp of fresh ginger
1 tsp of chia seeds
1 tsp of ground flax seeds
1 tsp of honey
Combine all the ingredients and blend! I love adding ginger to anything not only for the zest but for its detoxing properties. Kale, of course, is a great antioxidant and source of vitamin A, and C. I also add chia seeds and flaxseeds to any smoothie I make for its fiber content. The banana I decided to add just to thicken it up a little, and I’d say the honey is optional since the juice itself lends a lot of sweetness to it as it is — I might skip it next time. This tasted great and kept me laser focused and ready to hit the ground running at work once I got there.
Make sure you visit this Del Monte Pure Earth juice link to get your $1.00 off coupon to try it yourself! Let me know how your juice/smoothies turn out! (expires 4/30/15)
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*Thanks to Del Monte for sponsoring today’s recipe!