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Pineapple Power: 4 Frothy, Fresh and Fabulous Raw Food Recipes with Pineapple

Posted Jul 27 2012 10:33am
Written by Tera on July 27, 2012 – -



by Guest Blogger

I  have to say that I feel self-indulgent when I am sipping on my frothie smoothie filled with pineapple and perhaps a decorative slice slipped elegantly along the top of my glass.  But, more than that, I feel my joints singing!

Pineapples are loaded with bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties against such conditions as arthritis and gout.  Pineapples are also high in manganese and vitamin C, ranking it high up in anti-oxidant status.    Always select pineapples that are perfectly ripe and give slightly under pressure to be sure you are reaping the most nutritional and taste benefits.   To maximize digestive benefits of the bromelain found in pineapples, ingest pineapple one to two hours before or after eating.    As with many other foods, pineapple is best eaten in its raw state and as fresh as possible.

Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy pineapple:

  • Pineapple chunks
  • Toothpicks

Insert toothpicks into chunks of pineapple.  Place in freezer for about 1 hour.  Enjoy!!

  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ cup agave nectar (honey or maple syrup)
  • ½ cup coconut oil

Whisk together and dip frozen pineapple chunks.  Return to freezer for about 30 minutes.  Enjoy!!

  • Bunch of baby spinach
  • Coconut milk (made fresh with 1 part young Thai coconut meat and 2 parts water)
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 frozen bananas

First, mix coconut meat and water together in a high-speed blender.  Retain approximately 1 cup of coconut milk in blender and add a large bunch of baby spinach, 1 cup pineapple and 2 frozen bananas.  Mix and garnish with pineapple.  You will immediately feel as if you were on a tropical vacation!

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • ¼ cup finely minced jalapeno pepper
  • Finely minced cilantro to taste
  • Lime juice to taste
  • Extra pineapple juice to taste

Dip with your favorite dehydrated crackers or veggies.  Also, makes a great addition atop salads

 

 

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