Slice down the entire pineapple and throw half of it into the blender. (If it’s organic, then use the skin too!) Be sure to include the core of the pineapple, as this part is especially rich in enzymes, such as bromeliad, which helps dissolve old protein deposits in the body. Add as much cilantro as you’d like and blend with water. Enjoy!
Blend bananas with either celery, mango, or papaya, in any ratio. Add water to achieve desired consistency—Add only a bit of water for a thicker drink, and add more for a thinner smoothie. The smoothie with celery is exceptionally refreshing, especially after exercising on a hot day. There is, of course, no way to go wrong with the banana/mango combination. And, the banana/papaya mixture tastes just like a creamsicle. (You don’t need much papaya; put just enough of the flavorful fruit in to change the color of the smoothie.) Have fun experimenting; mix ‘n match to create your favorite smoothie!
This is a question that I get often. Whether you spend the extra money for organic is about priorities, really. If your goal is to attain the best health possible, then you definitely need to avoid eating pesticides. Since conventional produce is covered with pesticides, then the less of it you eat, the better. I don’t mind paying a premium for organics. Even when we are strapped for cash, it is still our priority to eat organic.
That’s because I don’t trust anything non-organic to be safe. Conventionally grown foods are likely to have had pesticides and herbicides on them. Since pesticides and herbicides kill bugs and living cells, then they will eventually kill me— I’m sure of that! So do your best, and if you can’t buy organic or grow it yourself, then definitely make sure anything you eat with a soft skin (apples, peaches, grapes, most greens, etc.) is organic, as these foods absorb the harmful chemicals much more easily than those with a hard skin.