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!
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 ½ tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (7g)
- 50g nonfat Greek yogurt (~ ¼ cup)
- ½ ripe banana (56g)
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 cups baby spinach (56g)
Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth!
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?
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|175||7g||4g||old: 3||new: 5|