I was missing my favorite Oahu shave ice store the other day- their flavors are ono (delicious) and the ice is soft as snow. But let’s face it, it’s an indulgence that is purely sugar.
I had gotten a pineapple to make pineapple whip ice cream, but then I realized, I could substitute a few ingredients and get an all natural version of pineapple shaved ice that is packed with immunity boosting Vitamin C, because I use the core in the recipe as well. Vitamin C also helps with arthritis, which some people might be feeling a little more with the change of seasons.
It’s also got coconut water in it, which is high in potassium. Low potassium leads to Charley Horses, which is common in pregnancy and in athletes. So give your favorite pregnant mama or athlete this recipe for a sweet treat that’s good for the body.
The ingredients in the super simple pineapple shave ice mimic some of those in the Golden Pineapple Body Scrub, which people say smells so good you could eat it. So, instead of eating the scrub, try this recipe. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of shaving the pineapple goodness at the end, you could also freeze into popsicles, making it easier to distribute portions to hungry keikis (kids).
Pineapple Shave Ice
1 T Honey
1) Remove top, skin and any divots of the pineapple and cut remaining pineapple, including core, into blender manageable slices
2) Add pineapple and 1 T Honey to the blender (Honey is mostly for pineapples that might be a little under ripe)
3) Add coconut water as you blend to create a semi-thick consistency, approx. 4 ounces, but depends on the size of your pineapple
4) Place blended mixture into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight. My kids thought I was making a smoothie though, so it can also be enjoyed as a smoothie right away
5) Once the mixture has frozen solid, get out a metal spoon and shave off desired amount into a bowl and enjoy
Love making my family healthy food they like to eat.
~Have fun and live healthy!