Wednesday, June 12, 2013


              My new after dinner snack -Pretty healthy &  low in calories too !!!!
                                    I came across this recipe on Pinterest....
                                                      I just had to make it !!!!!

                  Dole Whip is a soft serve frozen dessert available Walt Disney World!!!
                                               I'm going to try and replicate it ......

1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped-1 cup=78 calories
(Quick step-I bought pineapple[on sale too! ] already cored )
1 cup almond milk- 30 calories (I used the brand by Silk)
1 tablespoon honey- 64 calories(I used local honey )

1 cup Dole Whip Treat = 172 calories

                                                               One day in advanced .....
                                          After pineapple has been chopped into chunks , 
                                               place into the freezer for overnight....

                                              When your ready to enjoy a Dole Whip snack ....
                                                       Grab the frozen pineapple 
                                               and let it thaw out a bit about 5-8 minutes
                                               so the chunks seperate from each other .....
                                          Place the frozen pineapple chunks in a blender
                                                           Add the Almond milk

                                                                    I'm eyeballing 8 oz ...
                                                            Now add the honey ....
                             if you can buy local honey ...great for the Allergies !!!

                                                Again I'm eyeballing 1 tablespoon

                                                               Now blend until smooth....

You want it to be thick as well !
Not like a milkshake....
                                                             This looks soooo Yummy !
                                               Time to spoon into a dessert cup ....
                                          *For an authentic Dole Whip presentation, 
                                   transfer the frozen dessert to a large plastic bag,
                                         and cut off the tip to create a piping bag. 
                    Pipe the pineapple whip into a cup, and serve immediately!
                                                                          enjoy !

                          7 Health Benefits 

                        of Eating Pineapples


1. Packed with Vitamins and Minerals

Pineapples are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also rich in fiber and calories. On top of it all, this fruit is low in fat and cholesterol. All the nutrients it contains promote good health.

2. Prevents Cough and Colds

Since pineapples are rich in vitamin C, it can fight off viruses that cause cough and colds. Even when you are already infected with such ailment, pineapples can help you. These fruits have bromelain, which is effective in suppressing coughs and loosening mucus. Eating pineapples while taking the right medications prescribed by the doctor for your sickness can help you recover more quickly.

3. Strengthens Bones

Pineapples are also popular for their ability to build and maintain strong bones. This is because these fruits contain manganese, which is a trace mineral that your body needs to build bones and connective tissues. In fact, if you consume a cup of pineapple, you can already get 73 percent of your total body requirement for manganese.

4. Keeps Gums Healthy

People are always very concerned with their teeth that they sometimes fail to give importance to the gums, which are equally essential since they hold the teeth in place. If a person has unhealthy gums, his/her teeth would be in bad condition, and eventually will fall out. Eating pineapple will strengthen your gums that will help keep your teeth healthy and strong.

5. Lowers Risk of Macular Degeneration

Pineapples are known to prevent different kinds of ailments. One example is macular degeneration. This disease, which is the primary cause of vision loss in adults, is caused by damage to the retina. Reading, recognizing faces, and doing daily activities can become a lot more difficult because of this problem. Including pineapple in your diet can lower risk of this disease by as much as 36 percent. This is because this fruit contains beta carotene that is good for our sense of sight.

6. Alleviates Arthritis

Since these fruits have anti-inflammatory qualities, eating pineapples can greatly alleviate the pain of arthritis while at the same time improve the condition by strengthening the bones. Apart from arthritis, it can also improve other similar conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and gout.

7. Improves Digestion(Weight loss)

Bromelain found in pineapples work to neutralize fluids to ensure that they are not too acidic. It also helps regulate the secretions in the pancreas to aid in digestion. Apart from that, since bromelain has protein-digesting properties, it can keep the digestive track healthy.


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