Yet another genius idea and a perfect snack for summertime! Slice up a pineapple and sprinkle it with an assortment of toppings for a refreshing and filling mid-day snack or chow down on a few for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Pineapple provides your body with a huge dose of Vitamin C and an extra cancer-fighting kick!
Spiky on the outside, but sweet on the inside! The pineapple’s lush, exotic flavor makes it a family favorite, but it’s also one of the most healthful foods available today. Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme in pineapples, has tons of health benefits such as better heart and circulatory health, improvement in asthma and other breathing conditions as well as improved immunity, reduced inflammation and suppressed growth of cancer cells. Pineapple is also incredibly rich in vitamin C, which is the body’s primary water-soluble antioxidant, which defends against free radicals that attack and damage normal cells. Now we have even more reason to chow down on pineapple all day, every day!
There are so many options to choose from when picking toppings but these are a few of our favorites! (Hint: A light layer of yogurt works as a perfect “glue” to keep things from toppling off the pineapple.)
- BLUEBERRIES have incredibly potent antioxidant contents that help neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals. These little guys have also been found to efficiently improve memory and concentration, protect the nervous system, and lower cholesterol levels.
- PITAYA is hot pink on the outside with a black-and-white polka dot design inside. It’s packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and calcium. Pitaya contains powerful antioxidants known as phytoalbumine that have been found to effectively stop free radical action and thus prevent cancer-causing cell mutations.
- The APRICOT is full of vitamin C and natural carotenoids beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. All three carotenoids act as antioxidants with strong cancer-fighting properties, protecting cells from free radicals, substances that work to destroy cell membranes and DNA.
- KIWI has extremely high vitamin C content, which can in turn help repair cell damage caused by free radicals. In addition, kiwi can help reduce inflammation and help out your respiratory system.
- 1 Pineapple (sliced in rounds)
- Yogurt or Greek Yogurt (if you would like some sort of “glue”)
- Desired toppings
- Peel and core pineapple. Cut into round slices of desired thickness.
- Drizzle thin layer of yogurt on slices (this step can be skipped).
- Sprinkle with your choice of toppings.