Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Green Pineapple Core and Coconut Smoothie

5 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 3 Comments

I hate wasting food. I’m not Molly Ms. Perfect but I do normally try to do things like eating leftovers, using bones to make soup, and freezing aging fruit for recipes. I also love this bagged spinach trick and I even have freezer bags of vegetable scraps to use when I make stock.

I have, however, gotten lax on my pineapple core usage. I used to use them for smoothies but frankly, I just got lazy and started throwing them away.

Then it hit me after buying a couple of fresh pineapples last week. I can freeze them, too!

Green Pineapple Core and Coconut Smoothie

So that’s what I started to do and now I have a new pineapple core smoothie recipe I’ve been enjoying this week. I love the pineapple flavor combined with a touch of coconut and banana. The spinach adds no taste but a wonderful color and lots of vitamins.

Here’s what I did…

  • 50g (about half) of a frozen pineapple core, sliced thin (if you are using fresh just throw a few ice cubes in the mix)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (7g)
  • 50g nonfat Greek yogurt (~ 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 ripe banana (56g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups baby spinach (56g)

Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth!

Finished Green Pineapple Core and Coconut Smoothie

I made a quick video this morning if you are interested.

In the video I reference this old video of my pineapple cutting technique. I can’t believe how young Ryan is! And holy crap… look at my hair!

Anyway, hope you like the smoothie idea. Anyone else have pineapple core ideas to share?

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
175 7g 4g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
14g 5g 25g 7g

See other recipes using: almond milk, coconut, pineapple core, spinach, yogurt

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    May 20, 2015

    Hi Roni, What a great way to use the pineapple core. It has great flavor just not pleasant to eat. I never thought of freezing vegetable scraps for broth. Can you let me know what you use, how you do it and add it to the soup? Thanks a bunch. I love your blog!


    May 21, 2015

    Love it, simple and tasty! An idea if you ever do make too much smoothie - pour into some ice-pop molds and make popsicles for your kids (or yourself)! My kids will usually eat the popsicle version of a healthy smoothie, even when they "don't like it" in smoothie form. :)


    May 21, 2015

    Great idea to freeze the core! I always laugh when I find a comment of mine on one of your old posts. I was pretty sure I had commented on that pineapple video and sure enough I did!