By Andy Politi

Feeling Light Pineapple Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie will help improve the efficiency of your digestive system, as well as your body's ability to burn fat.

With just five ingredients to find and minimal prep time needed, it's an easy way to give your metabolism a push in the right direction.

Ingredients (serves 2): Tastes Good

  • 200g fresh pineapple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 sticks of celery
  • 10g acai berry powder
  • 80ml coconut water

How to make

  1. Roughly chop the pineapple, cucumber and celery.
  2. Put them in a food processor and blend.
  3. Pass the mixture through a sieve to remove any lumps.
  4. Whisk in the acai berry powder and coconut water.

Quick Nutrition Info: Does Good

  • Calories: 100
  • Carbs: 12.2g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Fat: 2.5g

How does it help your metabolism?


Contains bromelain, a compound that speeds up the digestion process and helps your body absorb nutrients more easily, which can potentially boost your metabolism. If your body is able to digest food faster, that speeds up your metabolism.


Hydration is essential to a fast metabolism and cucumber is high in water, which acts as a diuretic and prevents bloating.


High in water and fibre. The digestion process uses up calories and it takes more calories to digest fibre than other nutrients. In other words, you're forcing your body to exercise.

There's a myth that celery is actually 'calorie negative', meaning you burn more calories digesting it than you take in from eating it. This is false, as you actually burn 2 calories for every 10 calories of celery consumed.


Full of fibre and essential fatty acids. These EFAs help your body burn fat more quickly by putting it at the head of the queue when your body is looking for a source of energy.

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