If you aren't a fan of buttermilk, you could make this breakfast smoothie with yogurt instead. The warm spices—allspice and nutmeg—are a perfect match for pineapple.


1 cup buttermilk
1 cup canned juice-packed pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, unthawed
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
4 ice cubes


In a blender, combine the buttermilk, pineapple, strawberries, honey, lime juice, allspice, nutmeg, and ice cubes, and puree until thick and smooth. Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Facts

per serving:
calories 147
total fat 1.5g
saturated fat 0.8g
cholesterol 7mg
dietary fiber 2g
carbohydrate 31g
protein 5g
sodium 132mg
good source of: calcium, potassium, thiamin, vitamin C

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands.

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at HealthCommunities.com

Published: 20 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015