Updated on June 20, 2015
It’s officially Summer here in sunny Florida! Yesterday the heat index hit 107 degrees, ON THE OCEAN. No ocean breeze can save us from this heat spell. So naturally everything in my diet turns to cold and hydrating foods. This one is simple to make and only takes about 5 minutes!
Why would your body benefit from this cold treat?
- Low in Fat
- Low in refined sugars
- Good source of fiber
- Contains 60% of your DV of Calcium
- Contains over 100% of your DV of Vitamin C
- Low glycemic impact
- Pineapples have been shown to provide bromelain – a fat burning enzyme that also fights inflammation, manganese and thiamin- both vital to energy production, and Vitamin C for antioxidant and immune function.
Pina Colada Ice Cream
3/4 c. Frozen Pineapple Chunks (I used about dice-sized 8 chunks)
1/2 medium Frozen Banana
3/4 c. Dannon Light n Fit Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/4 c. Unsweetened Almond Coconut Milk
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse about 3-5 times. Then scrape the sides. Repeat until well mixed and the desired “soft serve” consistency has been reached. Then devour 🙂
Desire more of a coconutty pina colada flavor? Add in 1/4 tsp. of coconut extract to get a stronger coconut aftertaste!
Want is sweeter? The banana and pineapple are sweet enough for my tastes, add in a little stevia or honey if you’d like to make it sweeter.
Tip for Pineapple Picking: Go for green! They aren’t as ripe, but pineapple is sweet enough. When you pick the greener pineapple, it is supposed to have a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals, including bromelain.