If you like Piña Coladas……

….And getting caught with Lorraine. That’s how it goes right?!

Last week I bought a beautiful pineapple from the markets and realized a few days ago that it has gotten REALLY ripe! Like probably too ripe to eat as it was. After chopping it up and freezing it in a ziplock bag I forgot about it, until today. I wanted to make something a little bit yummy for dessert but didn’t really feel like going to much effort…. Enter frozen pineapple.

Bromelain found in pineapples is thought to help neutralize fluids to ensure that they are not too acidic. Bromelain also has protein-digesting properties to help keep the digestive track healthy. Pineapples are high in antioxidants and are also an excellent anti-inflammatory.

1/2 pineapple (cut into chunks and frozen, the riper the better)
1 cup coconut cream
1 egg white (omit if vegan)

In the food processor blitz the pineapple until it is all broken down, add the coconut cream and blitz to combine, now add the egg white and mix on medium speed for about 1-2 minutes. The egg white gives it a really creamy texture but you can leave it out if you like. Taste it, if you prefer it sweeter you can add a bit of maple syrup or agave and re-blitz to combine. Don’t use honey, it will just go all frozen and won’t blend well. You are now ready to spoon it into your bowl and dig in….or eat it straight out of the food processor. Whatever, I won’t judge. If you like piña coladas, and getting caught with Lorraine….

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17 thoughts on “If you like Piña Coladas……

  1. So simple yet looks and sounds so delicious! I love using coconut cream…that stuff is delicious!

  2. Oh me too The Healthy Flavor. I cannot get enough of coconut everything!

  3. This sounds great! I can’t wait to try it!

    Wow, that’s what the lyric really is? Funny, I always thought it was “and getting caught in the rain.” But that doesn’t really make much sense! Haha, thanks for enlightening me 😉

  4. Haha! It is getting caught in the rain Paleo in Portland!

  5. Is it really?! Okay, well … props to me! Haha!

  6. Bahaha, I love that you believed me!

  7. I’m a total sucker, what can I say?! Haha!

  8. Chris & Shan says:

    Love – thanks Shan!

    Shannon Lockyer Sent from my iPad

  9. Thank you Shannon 😉 thanks for stopping by the blog

  10. I know what coconut milk and coconut water are… but what the heck is coconut cream?

  11. Really The Farmers Taft!? It is just a less watered down version of coconut milk. You could definitely just use a coconut milk if you like, it might just be a bit runnier 🙂

  12. LOL Really really… I haven’t dipped my tootsies into coconut much beyond coconut oil and dried unsweetened coconut. Thanks for the clarification AND the incredulity, it made me laugh! ;D

  13. Haha, it does astound me when I come across people who are not completely obsessed with coconut like me, I think I have a problem 😉

  14. …which tells me I MUST investigate this more! I’ve also never tackled a young thai coconut. Got any great recipe suggestions for a newbie for that one? Tips?

  15. Ooooh young coconut- the source of coconut water…. I usually use coconut water in smoothies and juices. Let me know how you go! I have never actually used a fresh one!

  16. Well now I HAVE to try it. My local grocery carries the young thai coconuts. They… intimidate me. I also ordered some coconut cream from Wilderness Family Naturals and that should be showing up in a week or two. I will be trying this recipe!

  17. The farmers taft- I love your commitment to the coconut cause! I am looking forward to hearing how you go with the young coconuts!

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