Pineapple Passion Smoothie

Oct 21, 2011   //   by myrakelly   //   Blog, Recipes  //  No Comments

I love adding passionfruit to my smoothies. They add such a pop of flavour. You only need a small amount to make a big difference to the taste. This drink has a beautiful tropical flavour.

3 bananas

1-2 cups chopped pineapple

2 passionfruit

1-2 cups water

I like to use frozen bananas for a thicker smoothie but you can use them non-frozen as well. Just throw the bananas and pineapple into a high speed blender. Scoop out the passionfruit seeds with a spoon and add them to the blender. Add water and blend until smooth. If you prefer a thinner drink add some more water. It’s nice to save a few passionfruit seeds to top the smoothie with too.

Pineapple & Banana Green Smoothie

Sep 13, 2011   //   by myrakelly   //   Blog, Recipes  //  3 Comments

Now that bananas are starting to come down in price here in Australia I can afford to have them in my green smoothies for breakfast again. Oh bananas how I have missed you! Finally my drinks are creamy again. Prices have been up at around $18kg over the winter as a lot of the crops were damaged in the Queensland floods. Now you can find conventionally grown bananas in the markets for as low as $6kg. Just in time for when your body starts craving more fruit!

Pineapple & Banana Green Smoothie

Sweet Ripe Pineapple*

Ripe Spotty Bananas

Curly Kale, stalks removed

Fresh Mint Leaves

Water


I just filled my blender about 1/3 full of broken up bananas, 1/3 full of cubed pineapple, 1/6 of kale, a few mint leaves and then poured in water to around half way. There are no rules for making green smoothies though. Use less water if you like a thick smoothie or more if you like it juicy. The flavour will depend on the produce you have available and what suits your tastebuds.

Blend in vitamix until ultra smooth

I like to drink my smoothies out of a 1L widemouth mason jar with a glass dharma straw. They’re great for taking a smoothie along to work.

* A ripe pineapple should smell sweet and have quite a yellow skin. Unripe pinapples will give you that tart burning feeling on your tongue if you eat too much, so try to  pick a nice ripe pineapple.

Peppered Pineapple & Cucumber Salad

Oct 19, 2009   //   by Kelly   //   Blog, Recipes  //  No Comments

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This is a quick simple salad for those of you with a sweet tooth. Choose a nice ripe pineapple. Look for one that is yellower on the outside and smells fragrant. If it’s still quite green it will be tart and can burn your mouth. Unfortunately most fruit we buy from the supermarket is picked before is has fully ripened to extend the shelf life. However, you can sit your pineapple on the shelf for a few days to ripen if there are no ripe ones available. Eating fully ripened fruit is important. The fruit has properly developed and has just the right amount of enzymes to help you to digest it properly.

 

Peppered Pineapple & Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

1 Pineapple

1 Telegraph Cucumber

About 2 Handfuls of Spinach

About 1/2 Handful of Fresh Mint

Juice of 1 Lime

Cracked Black Pepper

 

Assembly

Slice the skin off the pineapple, quarter and core. Dice into small chunks and place in a mixing bowl.

Quarter the cucumber lengthways and dice into small chunks. Add to the pineapple.

Roll the spinach and slice finely to create thin ribbons and add to the bowl.

Chop the mint very finely and add to the bowl.

Finally add the lime juice and a generous amount of cracked black pepper and mix well.