Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pineapple Smoothie

The recipe adapted is from Detoxinista. It was suppose to be a whip. I don't have a vita mix blender so I put everything into the food processor.

I cut up the pineapple and froze it. Had Almond milk I want to use up and added imitation banana extract. I didn't think it needed the honey so I didn't add.

There's a new kitchen gadget called a Swirlio. It's suppose to make soft ice cream from fruit. My cousin is getting it for her daughter so I'll wait and find out how it works before I ask Gregory to get it for me.


1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped
1 cup almond milk
1/4 tsp. banana extract
1 tablespoon honey (optional)


Peel and core the pineapple. Cut into small pieces and place in the freezer for at least 24 hours.

The recipe called for a Vita-mixer which I don't own but said a food processor might work. It didn't. It came out like a smoothie which I really liked.

Add the frozen pineapple to the food processor( if you have a vita-mixer go to the directions on detoxinista site). Pulse a few times and add the almond milk and the extract.

It came out to soft to put in a bag and pipe into a dish so I just poured it in a glass and thought of summer.


  1. Oh my goodness that looks good.......what a nice refreshing drink for a hot summer day. And I could have it all to myself because Bob doesn't like pineapple......well, it doesn't really like him.

    That Swirlio sounds like a fun gadget-can't wait to her what your cousin's daughter thinks of it.

  2. WOW, this sounds so good. I love pineapple, and this is something I will have to try for sure. Carol, I guess pineapple is kind of acidy, so it can bother your stomach. Yummy, I can see me sitting outside reading a book, and sipping this.......Waiting to hear about the Swirlio also.

  3. I need to find the banana extract to make this. But make it I will..Yummy

  4. This looks great. I just got a Ninja blender, and this would work great. I have a couple of cans of Coconut Milk, and I bet that would be really good. A while back, on Rachael Ray's 30- minute Meals, she did a Fake Banana Ice Cream using milk, and frozen bananas. She used a regular blender, and perhaps the same principle could be applied to any frozen fruit. I love your blog.

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it really made my day.