Pineapple Sunshine & A little magnesium juice

by Destini on March 13, 2013

Today I woke up, looked outside and shivered. It is March 13th and I still see A LOT of snow and the temperature has not given up on its cold winter front. I know I live in Winnipeg and try not to complain too much about it, but I am ready…bring on the sunshine! If the weather isn’t going to give it to me, why not make something that makes me think of beaches, little drink umbrellas and a whole bunch of sunshine! A little while ago Natural Vitality contacted me wanting to create a drink for them with some of their products. If you are unfamiliar with them, they make delicious magnesium supplements. I have been told to take magnesium before, but never actually did it(I listen very well apparently) so this gave me a great opportunity to try it out. Well the folks at Natural Vitality gave me all sorts of samples to try and I have been taking the Natural Calm magnesium supplement for almost two weeks now and so far so good.

According to the website, symptoms of magnesium deficiency are:

• Stress
• Fatigue & Low Energy
• Inability to Sleep
• Muscle Tension, Spasms & Cramps
• Anxiousness and Nervousness
• Irritability
• Headaches
• Weakness
• PMS and Hormonal Imbalances
• Weakening Bones
• Abnormal Heart Rhythm
• Calcification of Organs

I can sure say I experience several  of those, but I am sure lot’s of us do and never really know why? This package couldn’t have come at a better time..I get pretty bad PMS and was excited to see if this helped(my husband was too). I can sure say that I did notice that I didn’t have as much irrational behavior as per usual. Maybe I was looking for it? Or thinking about it more because of the Natural Calm, but I will think it was because it was helping! And I needed it!

After trying several of the flavours, the one I drank the most was the Raspberry-Lemon, but all of them are great and PERFECT to mix in my daily juice. No strange after taste. They are sweetened with organic stevia, have no GMO, vegetarian, cruelty free, gluten free & vegan.

Ingredients: Yields 2 drinks

  • 3/4th of a whole pineapple, cut into pieces *see below on how to cut a pineapple*
  • 1 orange
  • half banana
  • 2 servings of Orange Natural Calm
  • ice

Directions: Take 2 servings of the Orange Natural Calm & add 2 oz of hot water(this part is fun to watch the magnesium sizzle!) and put to the side to cool down a little bit.  In a juicer, juice the pineapple & orange.  Transfer juice to a blender, add banana and the ice, blend till smooth, stir in the Orange Natural Calm and serve in two glasses.

Note: To slice a pineapple, first cut off the leafy top and the base. Stand the fruit on one end and slice the thick skin off in strips, from top to bottom. Cut into rounds, or quarter the pineapple and cut out the core. The flesh can be chopped or cut into strips or chunks

To have fun with it add piece of pineapple & drink umbrella, because hey it’s -19c and this girl is tricking her mind thinking she is on a beach!

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Jeanine March 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm

LOVE the pictures, Destini! Makes me almost think it’s warm outside. 😉 (I’m ready for winter to be over too, ugh!)

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Destini March 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Thanks!! I wanted something really cute and fun. Hasn’t this winter been one of the worst? We were so spoiled last year!!!

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Sharanya March 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Would love to try their minerals or calm

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Becky @ TheBexFactor.com March 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I would like to try the anti-stress stuff! But really all of their stuff sounds interesting.

That drink sounds and looks super yummy.

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Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 14, 2013 at 9:03 am

Yum, that looks delicious, bring on spring!

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Angi March 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

That sounds scrumptious and good for you. It is a win win…
Now if only you could be drinking one on a beach somewhere.

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Destini March 14, 2013 at 11:13 am

Agreed! I am so done with all this snow we have here 🙁

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Simply Tia March 14, 2013 at 11:17 am

This looks simply amazing! I bet it’s super delicious too.

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Brian March 20, 2013 at 1:45 am

Looks good! Olympic strength coach Charles Poliquin has many good articles on the benefits of obtaining optimal magnesium levels such as: http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/208/Magnesium_Deficiency_A_Growing_Health_Crisis.aspx

Your ‘Pineapple Sunshine’ looks like one of the more refreshing ways to up the magnesium intake!

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