School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion

School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion

Joyful Belly Menu

AYURVEDIC RECIPES

Pineapple Smoothie With Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina

Save this RecipeSave

How to Make Pineapple Smoothie with Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina

SERVINGS: 1
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
1 tbsp
1 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 c

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Puree and serve. For thicker consistency, soak chia seeds overnight.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

This smoothie stimulates energy as it builds blood and vitality. Pineapple provides a sweet and sour base. Flower pollen and Spirulina build prana and blood. Sage aids in the mood lifting properties.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Pineapple Smoothie with Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

Find out by taking this free, easy quiz. You'll learn your body type, and whether 'Pineapple Smoothie with Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina' is a good fit. Complete the basic quiz in 1 minute, or go deeper with additional quizzes at your own leisure to learn more about your body.
See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

Learn More

MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MOBILE

CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CLEAR

HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOT

TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

Learn More

BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

LEARN MORE ABOUT BITTER

PUNGENT

ABOUT PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PUNGENT

SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SOUR

SALTY

ABOUT SALTY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Salty refers to anything with salt, or high mineral content.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SALTY

DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

Learn More

PACIFIES
Kapha pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Pitta aggravating Vata aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

SEE ALL 'AROMATIC' FOODS / HERBS

,
Crunchy

CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

SEE ALL 'CRUNCHY' FOODS / HERBS

HERBAL ACTIONS
(see all)

Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Pineapple Smoothie with Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina
Help
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

SEE ALL 'QUENCHES-THIRST' FOODS / HERBS

Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

SEE ALL 'INTERNAL-DETOXICANT' FOODS / HERBS

Wakes You Up

WAKES-YOU-UP

Invigorates the body and nervous system, increases energy.

SEE ALL 'WAKES-YOU-UP' FOODS / HERBS

,
Neuroprotective

NEUROPROTECTIVE

Repairs / restores damaged nerves. Protects nerve health.

SEE ALL 'NEUROPROTECTIVE' FOODS / HERBS

,
Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

Herbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.

SEE ALL 'ANTIDEPRESSANT' FOODS / HERBS

Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

SEE ALL 'STIMULATES-ENERGY' FOODS / HERBS

,
Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

SEE ALL 'REFRESHING' FOODS / HERBS

,
Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

SEE ALL 'BUILDS-STAMINA' FOODS / HERBS

,
Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

SEE ALL 'NUTRITIVE' FOODS / HERBS

Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

SEE ALL 'DIAPHORETIC' FOODS / HERBS

,
Reduces Sweating

REDUCES-SWEATING

Suppresses sweating, often by cooling the metabolism, reducing blood flow to the skin, or closing pores.

SEE ALL 'REDUCES-SWEATING' FOODS / HERBS

Soothes Throat

SOOTHES-THROAT

Soothes throat discomfort, including from a sore or ticklish throat.

SEE ALL 'SOOTHES-THROAT' FOODS / HERBS

,
Expectorant

EXPECTORANT

Expectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.

SEE ALL 'EXPECTORANT' FOODS / HERBS

Immune Stimulant

IMMUNE-STIMULANT

Stimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.

SEE ALL 'IMMUNE-STIMULANT' FOODS / HERBS

,
Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

SEE ALL 'ANTI-INFLAMMATORY' FOODS / HERBS

Blood Thinner

BLOOD-THINNER

Herbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.

SEE ALL 'BLOOD-THINNER' FOODS / HERBS

,
Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.

SEE ALL 'BLOOD-TONIC' FOODS / HERBS

Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

SEE ALL 'DIURETIC' FOODS / HERBS

Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

SEE ALL 'NITRIC-OXIDE' FOODS / HERBS

,
Rosmarinic Acid

ROSMARINIC-ACID

Inhibits autoantibodies from binding to TSH receptors in the thyroid.

SEE ALL 'ROSMARINIC-ACID' FOODS / HERBS

, Melatonin, Vitamin C, Alpha Linolenic Acid, Vitamin K, Soluble Fiber, Protein, Essential Fatty Acids,
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

SEE ALL 'IRON' FOODS / HERBS

, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Fats,
Calcium

CALCIUM

Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.

SEE ALL 'CALCIUM' FOODS / HERBS

Foods with a Similar Nature to Pineapple Smoothie with Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina

Saffron

Saffron has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nutritive, Blood-tonic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant, Diaphoretic, Neuroprotective, Blood-thinner

LEARN MORE

Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Immune-stimulant, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Refreshing

LEARN MORE

Green Tea

Green Tea has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant, Neuroprotective, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Sage

Sage has these Actions in Common

Immune-stimulant, Reduces-sweating, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Neuroprotective, Antidepressant

LEARN MORE

Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Internal-detoxicant, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Neuroprotective, Refreshing, Nutritive

LEARN MORE

Flower / Bee Pollen

Flower / Bee Pollen has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Immune-stimulant, Stimulates-energy, Builds-stamina, Internal-detoxicant, Diuretic, Nutritive

LEARN MORE

Pineapple

Pineapple has these Actions in Common

Blood-thinner, Refreshing, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Grapefruit

Grapefruit has these Actions in Common

Neuroprotective, Stimulates-energy, Expectorant, Quenches-thirst, Wakes-you-up, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing

LEARN MORE

Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Nutritive, Anti-inflammatory, Expectorant, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Internal-detoxicant

LEARN MORE

Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Neuroprotective, Wakes-you-up, Blood-thinner, Refreshing

LEARN MORE

Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Pineapple Smoothie with Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina

Eleuthero Ginseng

Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in Common

Immune-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Expectorant

LEARN MORE

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant

LEARN MORE

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

LEARN MORE

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Internal-detoxicant, Nutritive, Quenches-thirst

LEARN MORE

Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Diuretic, Immune-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Antidepressant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic

LEARN MORE

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Expectorant, Immune-stimulant

LEARN MORE

Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Expectorant, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

LEARN MORE

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Blood-tonic, Builds-stamina, Diuretic, Neuroprotective, Nutritive

LEARN MORE

Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Diaphoretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Antidepressant, Builds-stamina

LEARN MORE


Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

Eat Well for Life With Ayurveda: Balance Your Dosha

Love our recipes? Discover how to balance your diet for only $35 with this popular short course. GET THE ECOURSE

View Other Healthy Recipes for Summer

This recipe is recommended for Summer. Check out these other Summer recipes here. VIEW ALL SUMMER RECIPES MORE KAPHA RECIPES
MAIN RECIPE PAGE
About John Joseph Immel

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

Read more

Comments & Impressions of 'Pineapple Smoothie With Flower Pollen, Sage, & Spirulina'

Do you like 'pineapple smoothie with flower pollen, sage, & spirulina'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something else you'd like to know about 'pineapple smoothie with flower pollen, sage, & spirulina'?

5 likes
blank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewblank start reviewSign in to review this recipe

Join Joyful Belly.

Want our top Ayurvedic recipes and health tips?
Subscribe to our free newsletter!
If you are already a member please sign in here. Forgot your password?
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information and products on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

© 2024 Joyful Belly Ayurveda Inc., All rights reserved.
Asheville, North Carolina
1