If you spend time in the weight room pushing some heavy iron you likely use pineapple on occasion as a quick-recovery post-workout food.  For me, that is simply a justification I can use to enjoy this juicy, tangy, most delicious gift from nature.

Pineapple has vitamins, minerals, fibre and enzymes that enhance digestive system health and is a good source of Vitamin C.

Micronutrients in pineapple stimulate the kidneys to assist with elimination of toxins from the body, relieve intestinal discomfort, have healthy heart benefits, and play a role in protecting against cancer.  Enzymes in the fruit have anti-inflammatory properties, making pineapple a good choice for arthritis, gout and other issues related to inflammatory responses in the body.

Here is a recipe I made on the weekend.  We all enjoyed the mingled flavours of honey and ginger and lime, oh my.

honey-ginger pineapple

honey-ginger pineapple

Honey-Ginger Broiled Pineapple

  • ½ ripe pineapple cut in wedges
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • vanilla frozen yoghurt

Preheat broiler on low.

In a small bowl whisk together honey, lime and ginger.

Pour liquid over pineapple in the baking dish.

Broil until tender, about 12 minutes, basting with juices every 3 – 4 minutes.

Serve with frozen yoghurt, drizzled with pan juices.

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