Sunday, 18 June 2017
Pineapple and Fennel Digestive Teaser
Thanks for the link Donna, I'm expecting great results! Or maybe a miracle . . . Anne
“Pineapple contains bromelain which is an enzyme and a powerful anti-inflammatory. Bromelain not only helps the body heal faster but also reduces aches and pains. When added with fennel it gives a refreshing anise flavor and is useful in calming the digestive system. A 2010 study showed that daily supplementation of pineapple juice led to lower inflammation in mice’s colons. A 2015 study found that just 200mL of pineapple juice every day helped improve participants’ asthma symptoms and lowered their weight.”
Ingredients: 8 cups of hot water; ½ cup of pineapple chunks; 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
1. Wash a whole pineapple thoroughly then slice the skin.
2. Put the pineapple chunks in a container with 8 glasses of hot water.
3. When cool, add the fennel seeds and leave to soak overnight.
4. You can strain the seeds or chew the fennel seeds for an extra boost.
Pineapple Orange Green Tea
“Home brewed Pineapple Orange Green Tea is crisp and cool with a hint of citrus and pineapple to get you ready for spring! Serve as is for a family friendly St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, or Easter drink or sassify it with a shot of rum or Irish whiskey.” Amber Forbes, Slim Pickin's Kitchen
What You Need: 6 green tea bags; 10 cups water, divided; 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned (in juice!) pineapple chunks; 1 medium orange or 2 small clementines or tangerines, sliced; ½ cup honey
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a rolling boil. Remove pan from heat, and add tea bags. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
2. While tea steeps, add pineapple chunks (if using canned add in the juice too), orange slices, and honey to a large, heat proof pitcher.
3. Once tea is ready, remove tea bags w/ a slotted spoon and discard.
4. Pour warm tea mixture over the pineapple, oranges, & honey, and stir until well mixed and the honey has melted.
5. Add the remaining 4 cups water to the tea and stir.
6. Refrigerate until ready to serve!
Pineapple Coconut Water
3/4 cup / 180 ml fresh pineapple juice; 1/2 cup / 120 ml pure coconut water; 1/2 teaspoon pure ginger juice; 1 teaspoon runny honey, if needed; 1 lime
Combine the pineapple juice, coconut water, and ginger juice in a cocktail shaker or mason jar filled with ice. Shake well, taste, and if needed, add a bit of honey to sweeten. If your pineapple is sweet enough, you won't need much honey, if any.
Fill small, chilled glasses with lots of ice cubes, and razor-thin slices of lime. Pour the pineapple coconut water into the prepared glasses, and finish with an extra squeeze of lime if you like.
Prep time: 5 min