Pineapples = Summer

Fruitycuties.com for other cute fruit jokes.

 Love that picture above. Pineapples really are a cute fruit, aren’t they? Anyway, nothing says summer like pineapples. I mean really, what fruit is more delightful than a brightly colored sunny slice of juicy pineapple. Cubed, sliced, grilled – whatever, I love them. 

Some of my favorite ways to enjoy pineapple is mixed in greek yogurt, with cashews and some honey; on the grill brushed with pure maple syrup (yum!); or cut ring-style and topped on a grilled bison burger that’s been spread with a lil’ goat cheese. The. Best. 🙂

Their lovely raw too.

You love pineapple? How do you eat ’em?

Oh, and did you know:  For you history lovers, it was Christopher Columbus who first introduced the tropical cutie to Europe (who would have thought?) and for good reason…the pineapple has a plethora of vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes that are good for the digestive system as well as help in maintaining weight and balanced nutrition. Plus these yellow babies are loaded with good for you vitamin C and enzymes called bromelain which help block inflammation and swelling – think arthritis or a sore throat on a hot summer day, no fun!

 Lots of P & L,

Mem

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2 responses to “Pineapples = Summer

  1. I do enjoy me some pineapple, but only in moderation. It tends to give me heartburn 😦

    • Oh no, Heather! I’m sorry to hear they give you heartburn. Crazy what triggers that for people. My little sister can’t eat even the tiniest bit of spaghetti sauce because she’ll get the worst heartburn!

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