Throughout college, I worked in one of the kitchens on campus preparing cold foods for catering events–salads, fruit platters, meat and cheese trays, etc.–and a task I was often assigned was washing and cutting fresh pineapple. There wouldn’t just be a case or two of pineapples waiting for me, but rather 10-12 cases. With 6 pineapples per case, I was chopping through at least 60 pineapples most days! If I were to list “cutting pineapple” as a skill on my resume, I’d give myself an “expert” rating.
But since there’s no current need for me list pineapple chopping abilities on my resume, I figured I’d share a quick, how-to video for all of you! *Note: this is not the actual speed at which I cut pineapple, but it’s pretty close 🙂
Thanks to Lauren of Bobbing for Apples for shooting and editing this video!
Earlier this year I was introduced to the Champion Juicer and soon learned that it’s capable of more than just juicing fruits and veggies! With the homogenizing body attachment, you can create delicious fruit whips that are perfect for an afternoon snack or dessert. Fellow dietitian, Melissa Halas-Liang has a great video on her site demonstrating how easy it is to make fruit whips (and how much kids love them!) and this recipe is one of my favorite combinations so far because it immediately transports me to paradise. Pure mango and pineapple goodness in a bowl!
Not only is this a tasty tropical treat, it’s also loaded with vitamin C for immune health and vitamin A for healthy skin, immune system and vision. Pineapple also contains bromelain, an enzyme which may help reduce inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
This recipe is similar to a smoothie bowl, but with a thicker consistency so it’s perfect for adding toppings. I found coconut strips at Trader Joe’s a while ago, so I sliced them fine and used as a topping for my Mango-Pineapple Whip to take the tropical experience to the next level!
What fruit and topping combinations would you like to try?
If you don’t have a Champion Juicer, but still want in on the tropical fun, just tweak this recipe slightly by adding just enough coconut milk to help blend the mango and pineapple. You’ll want to maintain the thick consistency so you can add toppings!
Disclosure: I received a Champion Juicer + Homogenizing Body attachment earlier this year. I was not compensated for this post or for my time and all opinions are my own.