Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Eat Up that Pineapple!

Eat Up! The Healthy Weight Gain Cookbook, Lee Gold, 2002 Melbourne

Nourishing drinks: Pina colada smoothie
1 serve

½ cup (125ml) unsweetened pineapple juice; ¼ cup (50g) pineapple pieces, drained; ½ cup (125ml) coconut milk

Combine pineapple juice, pineapple pieces and coconut milk in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process for about 1 minute or until smooth. Strain the smoothie through a strainer for a smoother texture. Serve immediately.

Nourishing drinks: Tropical smoothie
1 serve

1 cup (50ml) unsweetened pineapple juice; ½ ripe mango (about 125g) peeled, stoned and cubed; ½ ripe banana, peeled and chopped; ice cubes

Combine pineapple juice, mango and banana in a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade. Process for about 1 minute or until smooth. Pace ice cubes in a glass and pour smoothie over. Serve immediately.

Grains, pasta and rice: Quinoa with fruit porridge
Serves 1 – 2

¼ cup (40g) quinoa; ¾ (185ml) water; 2 tspn honey; 1//4 cup (40g) old-fashioed rolled oats; ¾ cup (185ml) unsweetened pineapple juice; 2 tspn sultanas; 2 dried apricots, diced; 2 prunes, pitted and diced

Place quinoa in a colander and rinse under cold water and drain well.

In a medium saucepan, bring water and honey to the boil. Stir in quinoa and bring to the boil over medium-high heat., stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes. Stir in oats, pineapple juice, sultanas, apricots and prunes and simmer for another 15 minutes or until quinoa is soft, stirring occasionally. Pour the porridge into warm bowls.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. I recall my grandmother being a big fan of the pineapple diet back in the 70s, though not to gain weight!