A cold pineapple smoothie is a wonderful for after-surgery nutrition. food choice. In addition to the healing powers offered by the pineapple, the cold temperature is one of nature’s healing miracles. For maximum comfort after oral surgery we recommend keeping the inside of the mouth cool with cold beverages such a smoothie as well as icing the face in the area of the procedure using an icepack.
This particular recipe uses pineapple to give your body a boost in health and healing. This delightful tropical fruit is high in the enzyme bromelain and the antioxidant vitamin C, both of which play a major role in the body’s healing process. Bromelain helps to reduce swelling and discomfort after surgery. Vitamin C is a natural and powerful antimicrobial agent to reduce your risk for infection post operatively. Vitamin C is also critical for rebuilding collagen after surgery.
For this pineapple smoothie recipe use enough to fill one blender of the following ingredients:
One can of pineapple, frozen or preferable fresh fruit
1 Banana for variety (and potassium)
8 oz low-fat pineapple or vanilla yogurt or frozen yogurt
Extra fancy – pineapple or peach sorbet