It's summertime and that makes it the perfect time to dive into delicious pineapples. Pineapples are very hydrating, which is a great choice for beating the heat. The fruit is also has high amounts of vitamin C, and includes beta carotene, thiamin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, magnesium, and calcium, among other nutrient, so it offers a significant boost to your immunity.
When a fruit is that healthy and tasty, it’s a no brainer that we should be enjoying more of this nutrient rich treat.
When eating pineapples, it’s best to get your hands on the fresh fruit instead of canned or jarred fruit sitting in syrup or juice. If you avoid pineapples because you feel they’re hard to cut, don’t worry.
Tools like this stainless steel pineapple slicer can peel your pineapple and slice it in under one minute.
If you want to attempt to cut the pineapple yourself, there are great tutorials available online:
Once you’ve gotten that out of the way, you can slice them up any way you please.
Pineapples are a great addition to drinks and smoothies. You can blend up pineapples and ice on its own, add it to homemade pina colada, or add some to your protein smoothie to sweeten and brighten up the flavor!
If you love avocado and guacamole, why not put these two powerhouse foods together. If might sound like a strange combination, but these two blended with the right veggies and spices makes for a really delicious savory spread with a hint of sweet that’s extremely satisfying. Try this recipe at Avocados From Mexico and enjoy.
Seafood is a favorite during summer time, and a sweet pineapple relish is the perfect accompaniment to just about any seafood or meat dish. Here’s a great recipe from MyRecipes.com that you can make at home.
While pineapple is delicious, you might want a little variety when you’re enjoying your fruit, so what better way to do so than mixing pineapple with other fruits in a yummy fruit salad. Just chop up your favorite fruits, mix them in a bowl, and divide them into single serving sizes. Don’t know what fruits to cut up? Try cutting up your pineapple with bananas, mangoes, apples and grapes. If you’d like, crumble some granola in the fruit salad and top each serving off with whipped cream.
Grilled sliced pineapples is a great addition to any BBQ and general summer time cuisine. You can add a slice to your burgers or even have it be the topping to a dessert. You’re only limited by your imagination here.
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