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Bring vacation home with you when you make this easy and healthy pineapple whip! It’s clean eating, whole foods at their summery best!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The a2 Milk Company™. All opinions are 100% mine.
Vacation means FOOD and lots of it. It means things like ice cream, donuts, overpriced dinners at fancy restaurants and late night snacks from the vending machine. It means giant churros at a baseball game, clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl in San Francisco, or a Dole Pineapple Whip at Disneyland.
There’s always a “but” isn’t there? Eventually you get home and your clothes start to remind you that vacation is now OVER and you really shouldn’t have indulged quite that much. 🙂 That’s when you go looking for lighter, healthier versions of some of the treats you enjoyed while on vacation. I’m not claiming that this Healthy Pineapple Whip is going to be the same as the one you get at Disneyland. It’s just not. But it’s healthy, delicious, refreshing and reminiscent of that sweet treat.
The best part about this simple recipe is that it comes together so quickly. Grab the ingredients, dump them in the food processor or blender and let it go to work! The consistency is going to depend on you. I like my smoothies really thick (like eat them with a spoon thick) so I make things with completely frozen fruit. No thawing necessary. If your blender might not be able to handle that, or you like it to be more liquid, just thaw the fruit out a little bit before blending, or add even more milk. Don’t be afraid to play with it-you’re not going to ruin anything. 🙂
Healthy Pineapple Whip
- 1 can 20oz pineapple chunks, drained
- 1/4 cup a2® whole milk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- juice of 1/2 lime
- Open the can of pineapple, drain and place in a plastic bag. Freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight
- Let thaw slightly on the counter while you get out your other ingredients
- Pour milk, lemon and lime juice to the blender first and then add the pineapple
- Blend until smooth and creamy! If the mixture is too thick, add more milk a little bit at a time until you get the desired consistency
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Janet Vinyard says
I agree with you about the thickness of smoothies – the thicker the better! This recipe sounds great – I love pineapple, so I’m sure I’ll be trying it soon! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Janet
Do you think this would work with almond milk?
Nicole Burkholder says
Absolutely! That would make the recipe vegan/Paleo if that’s what you’re hoping for. 🙂 I like to use almond milk in my smoothies, too. It will just be a bit thinner consistency than whole milk, so make sure your pineapples aren’t too defrosted.